LOS ANGELES ``Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings'' became the highest grossing film of the pandemic era in North America this weekend, grossing another $13.2 million to lead all films in its fourth week of release, according to industry estimates released today.
The martial arts saga from Marvel Studios has taken in $196.4 million domestically, surpassing another Marvel film, ``Black Widow,'' as the biggest moneymaker since the outbreak started in March 2020 and shut down movie theaters for a while in many countries.
Universal's version of the Broadway musical ``Dear Evan Hansen'' opened in second place with $7.5 million, Comscore reported.``Free Guy'' was third with $4.1 million Friday through Sunday in its seventh weekend at theaters in the United States and Canada.
``Candyman'' was fourth with $2.5 million, followed by ``Cry Macho'' with $2.1 million.
Rounding out the top 10 domestic releases, as estimated by Comscore, were ``Jungle Cruise'' ($1.7 million), ``Malignant'' ($1.5 million) ``Copshop'' ($1.2 million), ``Paw Patrol: The Movie'' ($1.1 million) and ``Love Story'' ($893,765).
Overall, domestic box office totals are up 17.9% year-to-date vs. last year's totals, according to Comscore.