‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ tops Korean box office for 8 straight days

Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) in Marvel Studios' SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Photo by Jasin Boland. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is the No. 1 film in South Korea and has topped the Korean box office for the last eight days.

Tally from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), which tracks box office receipts, showed that “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” has earned $7.7 million and sold 891,632 tickets, or an average of 111,454 tickets per day, in South Korea as of Sept. 8.

The movie premiered at No. 1 in South Korea on Sept. 1, earning $1.15 million and drawing 138,139 moviegoers to 1,569 screenings and with a 64.22 percent revenue share for the day.

It dislodged the Korean film “Hostage: Missing Celebrity” starring Hwang Jung-min from the top spot.

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is headlined by Chinese-Canadian actor Simu Liu, known for playing the Korean-Canadian son in “Kim’s Convenience.”

Sim Liu plays the title role of Shang-Chi, “who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization,” according to Marvel Studios.

The movie also stars Tony Leung, Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh, Fala Chen, Meng'er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng.

Here is the weekend box office tally from Sept. 3 to 5 in South Korea based on gross and tickets sold, according to KOFIC:

  1. “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (US) - $4,704,463 (gross) / 534,416 (tickets sold)
  2. “Hostage: Missing Celebrity” (South Korea) - $1,109,671 / 136,080
  3. “Escape from Mogadishu” (South Korea) - $877,535 / 103,624
  4. “Sinkhole” (South Korea) - $558,014 / 66,808
  5. “Don't Breathe 2” (US) - 263,839 / 29,939
  6. “CODA” (France) - $137,316 / 16,606
  7. “GUIMOON: The Lightless Door” (South Korea) - $36,419 / 5,066
  8. “PAW Patrol: The Movie” (US) - $37,118 / 4,989
  9. “My Love” (China) - $40,846 / 4,866
  10. “Free Guy” (US) - $28,239 / 3,139