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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings premiered in Los Angeles on August 16, 2021, and was released in the United States on September 3, as part of Phase Four of the MCU.

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Disney’s newest Marvel hit, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” obliterated Labor Day weekend box office records, bringing in a whopping $75.5 million over three days. It’s projected to bring in $90 million for the full four-day weekend, according to Comscore.

Why it matters: It’s three-day opening was the second-highest so far during the pandemic after Disney’s other Marvel hit, “Black Widow,” proving the power of the Marvel franchise to lure people to theaters.

Be smart: “Shang-Chi” was expected to do well in part because it didn’t have much competition over the weekend and because of the way it was released.

Asian turnout helped to fuel ticket sales for Hollywood’s first big-budget, Asian-led superhero film. According to Bloomberg, citing figures from Disney, Asian filmgoers “represented about 17% of theater attendees over the weekend, more than double the usual turnout for a Marvel film.”

The big picture: The film’s success gives the movie theater industry hope heading into the fall that more studios will continue to keep their hits on the release schedule, even as the Delta variant continues to impact consumer confidence broadly.

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Disney’s new Marvel hit “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is expected to break records at the box office this weekend, giving the movie theater industry a glimmer of hope heading into the fall.

Why it matters: A few recent box office hits like “Candyman” and Disney’s “Free Guy” prove that consumers are still willing to go to the theater despite the Delta variant. But overall, the box office is still pacing far behind 2019 totals and likely won’t be able to recover meaningfully until 2022.

The Human Rights Campaign announced late Monday that Alphonso David was being replaced as president following an investigation into his work in helping former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) respond to sexual harassment allegations.

Why it matters: The HRC is the largest LGBTQ advocacy group in the U.S. and David was its first Black president. The HRC said its boards voted to remove him from the role “effective immediately, for violations of his contract with the Human Rights Campaign,” the New York Times first reported.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Monday officials would launch a thorough inspection into conditions in several senior apartments after five people were found dead in the complexes in the wake of Hurricane Ida.

Driving the news: New Orleans Health Department teams discovered the bodies during wellness checks at senior apartment complexes that found eight facilities unfit for occupancy, per a City of New Orleans statement Sunday.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my