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First Asian American Marvel Superhero Movie Resurrecting Box Office & Breaking Labor Day Records With $75M-$85M

Saturday AM: Disney is proving they can open a Marvel movie anywhere on the calendar, even during a pandemic as Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings posted the third best opening day during the pandemic with $29.6M (just behind F9‘s $29.9M) with what will feasibly be the biggest Labor Day opening weekend of all-time with $75M-$85M+ over four-days. On a three-day measure, Shang-Chi is estimated to bring in $67.8M which is the third best debut during Covid times after Black Widow‘s $80.3M and F9‘s $70M.

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” - Credit: Disney

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” – Credit: Disney

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As star Simu Liu aptly said about the prospects about Shang-Chi at the box office in refuting Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s remarks that the latest MCU movie is “an interesting experiment” due to its 45-day theatrical window: “We are not an experiment. We are the

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Shohei Ohtani is breaking baseball

100 years after Babe Ruth bent the sport of baseball to his will, Shohei Ohtani — who takes the mound tonight against the Red Sox — has broken it entirely.

Driving the news: Next week in Denver, Ohtani will compete in the Home Run Derby, start at DH for the AL and take the mound after becoming the first player ever named an All-Star as both a pitcher and position player.

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By the numbers: You can’t scroll Twitter or turn on “SportsCenter” without seeing a new Ohtani stat, but in case you’ve missed it, here’s a snapshot of his nightly heroics.

  • Hitting: He leads the league in HR (31), SLG (.704), 3B (4) and bunt hits (4), and he’s the first AL player ever with 31 HR and 12 steals before the All-Star

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Super Bowl Ref Sarah Thomas Is the Latest in a String of Women Breaking Barriers in Pro Sports

The most significant thing happening on the field Sunday during Super Bowl LV will not be Tom Brady gunning for the championship with a team other than the New England Patriots, or Patrick Mahomes having a shot at winning his second consecutive title. No, the big news will be happening on the sidelines, where Sarah Thomas will make history as the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl.



a person wearing a hat: Super Bowl Ref Sarah Thomas Is the Latest in a String of Women Breaking Barriers in Pro Sports


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Super Bowl Ref Sarah Thomas Is the Latest in a String of Women Breaking Barriers in Pro Sports

Thomas’s historic accomplishment is long overdue; the fact that it’s happening in football, a sport that women have been largely shut out of since its debut in the 1880s, makes it an even bigger deal. Due to sexist stereotypes, football is still considered to be a man’s game – too physically aggressive for women’s more delicate nature, despite the fact that

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