Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings surpasses Bell Bottom's first day collection
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opened to a collection of Rs 3.25 crore
- Bell Bottom, on the other hand, opened to a box office collection of Rs 2.75 crore
- The film stars Simu Liu in the titular role
Marvel Studios made a comeback in India and how! After the success of Spider-Man: Far From Home, another film was highly anticipated by the fans. Came Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings with a bang and took over box office like no one’s business. The film hit the theatres on Friday, September 3, and managed to collect Rs 3.25 crore net on its first day despite theatres in many places being shut.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and said, “#Marvel brings cheer to the #Indian #BO, yet again… #ShangChiAndTheLegendOfTheTenRings - the new superhero film - takes a heroic start… Emerges first choice of moviegoers in #India… Biz expected to grow over weekend… Fri ₹3.25 cr Nett. #India biz. All versions. #ShangChi.”
It is now the second big film in India to get a theatrical release after Akshay Kumar’s Bottom, since the end of the second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak. Bell Bottom, on the other hand, opened to a box office collection of Rs 2.75 crore.
Simultaneously, the studio launched Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow in limited theatres in the US put up on Disney+ Hotstar for streaming in India. The Guardian reviewed the film and wrote, “What’s more telling than where this film fits within the Marvel universe (it’s an outlier, and all the better for it) is how elegantly it slots into the wuxia fantasy-infused Chinese martial arts tradition. Both in casting (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’s Michelle Yeoh, as serene and deadly as ever, and Hero’s Tony Leung take key roles) and in set pieces (there’s a nod to the iconic bamboo forest sequence in House of Flying Daggers), the film takes its cues from the martial arts epics of the early 2000s. Paying homage without becoming derivative is a difficult balance, but the film succeeds,” while Hindustan Times' review called the film as ‘Marvel’s best solo film since Black Panther.’