Labor Day is traditionally not a great movie weekend.
But the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” may have changed that.
The movie brought in $71.4 million, smashing the Labor Day record.
The previous record was held by Rob Zombie’s Halloween in 2007.
When you also add in the three day overseas total of $56.2 million that brings the grand total for Shang Chi to $127.6 million for the weekend.
In addition, Shang Chi became the second best movie opening during the pandemic behind previous Marvel film, “Black Widow”.
The movie cost a total of $150 million to make.
The movie is being offered exclusively in theaters for 45 days.