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"Shang Chi" the leader of the third weekend and "Free Jay" rose to number two at the US box office

“Shang Chi” the leader of the third weekend and “Free Jay” rose to number two at the US box office

Bor Elise Schaffer

LOS ANGELES, USA, Sept. 19 (Variety.com) – Disney dominated the US box office this weekend.

In its third opening weekend, Marvel and Disney’s “Shang-Chi” will remain at number one with an estimated total of $20 million to $22 million. In this way, the total amount in the country will reach 175 million or 177 million dollars.

The superhero adventure directed by Simu Liu grossed $5.8 million in 4,070 theaters on Friday. It won’t be long before “Shang-Chi” surpasses fellow Marvel “Black Widow,” who has made $183 million to date.

Meanwhile, Free Jay – produced by 20th Century Studios and distributed by Disney – is expected to rise again to number two in its sixth week of release.

Despite the new releases, “Free Guy” has maintained interest since its inception, with its first two weekends taking first place and in the top five ever since.

The science fiction comedy starring Ryan Reynolds grossed $1.3 million in 3,288 theaters Friday. “Free Guy” is estimated to add another $4.9 million over the weekend, bringing it to $108.3 million.

Warner Brothers’ new Clint Eastwood movie “Cry Macho” is expected to debut at number three, bringing in $1.59 million in 3,967 cinemas on Friday.

Universal’s horror movie “Candyman” should come in at number four with an estimated three-day gross of $3.47 million, taking its earnings to $53 million in its fourth week.

James Wan’s latest horror movie, “Malignant,” is set to complete the top five this weekend.

“Malignant” can also be seen on HBO Max and is set to gross $2.5 million this weekend for a total of $9.6 million. (Edited in Spanish by Javier López de Lérida)

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