With the Labor Day weekend winding down, box office projections are in for Marvel‘s latest superhero film. Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings is expected to pull in $70.6 million during its first three days. Adding in the fourth day of the holiday weekend, the Marvel film is expected to bring in as much as $86 million during Laboy Day weekend.
If projections hold, the film will become the highest-grossing Labor Day release. The record was previously held by Halloween, which earned $30.6 million in 2007. In contrast, it appears to fall short of the box office success that Black Widow achieved. Over the course of three days, the film earned $80 million at the box office.
Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings is the second Marvel release of the year. The next major theatrical release on Marvel’s calendar, Eternals, will come in November. Directed by Academy Award winner Chloe Zhao, Eternals will star Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Angela Jolie, Kit Harrington and Kumail Nanjiani.