Shang-Chi Breaks Labor Day Record; Interview with the Directors of STXfilms' Queenpins

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In this week’s episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Russ Fischer, Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins discuss the $75.5M box office gross for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, a record for Labor Day weekend and the third-highest September release ever. In the feature segment, Daniel talks to Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly of STXfilms about their R-rated comedy Queenpins, in theaters this Friday.

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What to Listen For

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 02:38 Shang-Chi made $90M on 4,300 screens
  • 10:36 Major title release date changes
  • 14:35 Tom Cruise franchise films getting pushed back
  • 19:27 Expectations for Q4 in the box office
  • 24:43 Queenpins was inspired by a true story
  • 25:51 Production started in October 2020 during the height of the pandemic
  • 27:03 How the pandemic impacted the filming
  • 29:08 Production complications
  • 31:16 What’s the importance of a comedy film hitting the theaters?
  • 34:04 Marketing tips for movie theaters

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