Ever since the film’s release way back in 2007, Rob Zombie‘s polarizing Halloween remake has reigned supreme over the Labor Day Weekend box office, pulling in $30,591,759 domestically back in 2007. Zombie’s Halloween went on to make $58 million domestically and $80 million worldwide, making it a massive hit that helped kick-start the franchise back to life.
Fourteen years later, Bloody Disgusting extends congratulations to Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which has done something no movie (including Christopher Nolan’s Tenet last year) has been able to do: take the Labor Day crown away from Halloween.
Variety reports that Shang-Chi has debuted at the U.S. box office with $71.4 million as of this writing, expected to rack up an impressive $83.5 million by the end of the 4-day weekend.
That number is nearly triple what Rob Zombie’s Halloween made back in 2007, making the MCU’s Shang-Chi the new reigning champion of the Labor Day Weekend box office.
Interestingly, Michael Myers is headed back to the big screen in just over a month, with sequel Halloween Kills bringing the franchise back to theaters on October 15, 2021. That film is expected to be a box office hit despite the pandemic that has spelt doom for several big screen releases, proving that Michael Myers is as much of a draw here in 2021 as he was in 2007.
Elsewhere on the box office charts this weekend, Nia DaCosta’s Candyman has scared up another $10.5 million so far, bringing the film’s box office total up to $41.9 million domestically.