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What's driving the success of Marvel's Shang-chi?
Updated: 2021-09-16 17:03:35 KST
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings triumphed for the second consecutive weekend in theaters around the world.
It's the first film in the Marvel universe to feature an Asian superhero breaking the stereotype of Asians in Hollywood films.
Can this film be the first of many to break the Asian stereotype?
We'll talk more about it with our regular culture critic Youngdae Kim in the studio.



Can you tell us how popular this film is around the world particularly in the U.S. and here in Korea?

(In the U.S. box office, it collected 145.6 million dollars while in Korea, where box office success is recorded with number of visitors, the film attracted one point two million ticket buyers as of the second weekend- topping the domestic box office record. Globally, the revenue is currently at 257.6 million dollars and the film is already the fourth-highest grossing film of 2021.)

The film has been getting rave reviews overseas by U.S. media so far. Why do you think this film is doing so well in theaters both here and in the U.S.? I'm not surprised that it may appeal to the Asian audience, but why do you think the U.S. audience is also raving over it?

Apparently, a lot of Asian artists have participated in producing the soundtrack for the film, including Korean musicians. Could you tell us a little bit about the artists who were involved? How did their involvement influence the film?

Films such as "K-pop demon hunters" are also expected to be released. What other films can we expect involving Asian-only casts? How do you project their success?
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