Mexico box office: Shang-Chi gives oxygen to cinemas


After 7 weeks in which we did not have a movie with more than half a million viewers (The Suicide Squad stayed at 2 thousand), finally Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings It achieves it, by adding $ 45.4 million pesos (MDP) and 653,500 tickets sold in its first four days.

Although the numbers are good, it is far from the best premieres of 2021, a list that is headed by Fast and furious 9 ($ 216.0 MDP), The Conjuring 3 ($ 131.8), Godzilla vs Kong ($ 133.1), Black widow ($ 93.3) and Space jam ($ 62.4).

Present on 3,194 screens and with very decaffeinated competition in September, it appears to be the first film since Space Jam: A New Era that exceeds two million viewers. As data: Space jam it was also that movie that debuted with more than half a million viewers (well over: 925,000) in mid-July.

Paw Patrol: The Movie he lost the lead, but not the good rhythm. It barely lost a third of its viewers compared to last week, and with 1,100 screens it brought its accumulated to $ 41.6 million and 695,400 viewers. With very similar numbers, the Mexican animation appears three positions below A rescue of little eggs, which still on 738 screens in its 4th week adds $ 43.2 million and 761 thousand viewers.

shang-chi mexico ticket office

In 3rd place appears a debut that worked as counter-programming to the new Marvel. Is about After: Lost Souls, third installment of the ‘Afterverse’ that debuted in 23 countries before the US, and one of them was Mexico. With a presence in 1,285 theaters, the film was seen by 89,800 viewers and totaled $ 6.1 million.

Free Guy: Taking Control it remained in 957 theaters, added $ 4.9 million pesos and brought its accumulated to $ 56.8 million and 837,100 viewers. At this rate, everything indicates that it will be able to exceed one million tickets sold.

Places 6, 7 and 8 is a combo to make the hair stand on end. In 6th appears Candyman (911 screens), in its 2nd week, with $ 12.8 million and 201,500 accumulated viewers. In 7th is Don’t breathe 2 (724 theaters) in its 4th week, with $ 34.1 million and 544,200 viewers. And in 8th it appears The Money Heist Assault on the Mint (720 theaters), which in its 2nd week brought its accumulated to $ 10.1 million pesos and 162,900 tickets sold.

The Suicide Squad It became yesterday the 1st (and only) premiere of August 2021 that exceeds $ 100 million in Mexico. Without a doubt, the premieres of that month (An egg rescue, Free Guy, Paw Patrol) were severely affected by the epidemiological traffic light and by the uncertainty of the cancellation, reactivation or restriction of capacity in various activities. Until Sunday it had $ 99.9 million and 1.4 million viewers.

Lisa Joy Reminiscence Movie

Saying goodbye to the count in its 3rd week (and with 315 rooms), Reminiscence it brought its low-key accrual to $ 12.7 million and 164,100 viewers. Its place will be occupied next week by premieres such as Subzero risk, Evil one and -maybe- the Mexican History Classes.

Top 10. Box office in Mexico
Weekend 36. From September 2 to 5, 2021

  1. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings $ 45.4 million (Disney)
  2. Paw Patrol: The Movie $ 6.5 million (Paramount Pictures)
  3. After: Lost Souls $ 6.1 million (Diamond Films)
  4. Free Guy: Taking Control $ 5.4 million (Disney)
  5. A rescue of eggs $ 3.4 million (Videocine)
  6. Candyman $ 3.0 million (Universal Pictures)
  7. Don’t Breathe 2 $ 2.9 MDP (Sony Pictures)
  8. Assault on the Mint $ 2.8 million (Zima)
  9. Suicide Squad $ 2.6 million (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  10. Reminiscence $ 809 thousand pesos (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Source: @CANACINE, @Showbeast

Corollary: 25 million tickets for Mexican animated cinema

shang-chi mexico ticket office

Videocine, the largest distributor of Mexican cinema, reached a historic mark: 25 million viewers for its 18 animations that it premiered between 2005 and 2021. These are, in chronological order:

  1. Imaginum (2005)
  2. An Egg Movie (2006)
  3. Agent 00-P2 (2009)
  4. Another Egg and a Chicken Movie (2009)
  5. AAA: The Movie (2010)
  6. Brijes (2010)
  7. The Legend of La Llorona (2011)
  8. El Santos vs La Tetona Mendoza (2012)
  9. The Legend of the Mummies of Guanajuato (2014)
  10. Guardians of Oz (2015)
  11. A rooster with many eggs (2015)
  12. The Legend of the Chupacabra (2016)
  13. The legend of Charro Negro (2018)
  14. Martians vs Mexicans (2018)
  15. Day of the dead (2019)
  16. League of 5 (2020)
  17. School of fear (2020)
  18. A rescue of little eggs (2021)

The distributor reached 25,062,443 tickets sold thanks to the 761 thousand spectators it accumulates A rescue of little eggs, fourth installment of his most popular saga.

The entry Box office Mexico: Shang-Chi gives oxygen to cinemas was first published in Cine PREMIERE.

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