These movies are considered “at risk.”
Marvel’s Eternals and Shang-Chi are said to be “at risk” which follows it recently reported that if Shang-Chi bombs at the box office this weekend that Disney will change the November release date for Eternals.
Just where exactly the flicks are at risk is cause for big concern, as Eternals and Shang-Chi are said to be at risk in the number two market in the world, China, which happens to love Marvel movies.
Variety posted a good article titled “Why Hollywood Movies are Being Squeezed Out in China, and What Happens Next” and goes over the latest box office releases for Hollywood flicks to hit the Middle Kingdom where it is stated that Hollywood movies used to dominate the Chinese box office, but they don’t anymore.
“This year, there are only two U.S. pictures in China’s top-15 rankings,” states the article, where it’s noted that “in contrast, the top two films at the global box office so far this year are China’s Hi Mom on $822 million, and Detective Chinatown 3 on $686 million, ahead of F9: The Fast Saga with $681 million.”
The article goes over various reasons why Hollywood movies aren’t doing all that well in China, but what is particularly worrisome is that the article says, “There hasn’t been a single significant Hollywood release in China since A Quiet Place Part II on May 28 and Luca on Aug. 20.”