Paramount Network’s 68 Whiskey writer Dylan Park-Pettiford called Shang-Chi critics “racist incels.” Park’s comments began in response to a tweet from YouTuber Ryan Kinel who asserted, “People sure are excited about the 3rd weekend for an MCU film of all time lol. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Almost like we were in this same spot after Black Widow opening weekend a few months ago, and that resulted in such a big box office disappointment that ScarJo sued Disney.”
In response to this tweet, Park tweeted, “Shang-Chi hit $90+M in North America. Just say you don’t know what you’re talking about and stay mad, dork.” Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings according to The-Numbers, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings only earned $75.3 million in its opening domestic weekend that includes box office grosses from September 2nd to September 5th.
On Labor Day, the film earned an additional $19.2 million to put it’s Labor Day weekend haul at $94.6 million. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings If you look at the film’s total gross including Labor Day, the film’s opening weekend puts it just above Guardians of the Galaxy, which earned $94.3 million in its opening weekend. It’s good for the 10th worst film or 15th best film based on box office haul.
However, if you factor in for inflation, the film takes a steep tumble down the charts. The film only bests Black Widow, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Ant-Man, and The Incredible Hulk. Meaning it’s the 7th worst MCU film based on box office haul.
Again, that’s all if you include Labor Day. If you exclude Labor Day, the film only earned $75.3 million. That makes it the fifth worst film based on total gross. It bests only Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Ant-Man, and The Incredible Hulk. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Factoring in inflation, the film only edges out Ant-Man and The Incredible Hulk making it the third worst performing film at the domestic box office for a MCU film.
Despite being wildly misinformed about box office tracking, Park would then tweet, “Laughing at all the racist incels who are furious because Shang-Chi didn’t flop. Cope, losers.”
Not only did Park reveal he’s misinformed about box office tracking, but as Kinel noted in a response, Park’s chart appears to be from before July 2021 as Black Widow’s opening weekend box office is not included. Black Widow debuted earlier this year in July. It grossed $80.3 million in its opening weekend and went on to earn a domestic total of $182.6 million and a global total of $369.9 million.
Kinel tweeted, “You shared a graphic that shows Thursday-Sunday numbers (that don’t even include Black Widow, and aren’t adjusted for inflation), yet quoted a Thursday-Monday number for Shang-Chi. You’re the one who clearly has no idea what you’re talking about