Disney blockbuster Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, featuring Marvel's first leading Asian superhero, dominated the North American box office for its fourth weekend, taking in $13.2 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.

That estimated figure, for the Friday-through-Sunday period, kept the film – which stars Chinese-Canadian actor Simu Liu as a former assassin in the shadow of an evil father (Hong Kong legend Tony Leung) – well ahead of its closest rival, newcomer Dear Evan Hansen.

The musical teen drama starring Ben Platt, distributed by Universal Pictures, was set to take $7.5 million, knocking 20th Century's sci-fi comedy Free Guy to third with $4.1 million. It stars Ryan Reynolds as an everyman bank teller who discovers he's actually a non-player character in a huge video game.

Fourth went to Universal's slasher film Candyman, a reimagining of the 1992 classic, which took in $2.5 million.

That nudged it just past Cry Macho, the gritty Warner Brothers drama by Clint Eastwood, who directs and stars as a retired rodeo rider helping a teenager and his fighting rooster leave Mexico. It earned $2.1 million. 

Disney's Jungle Cruise leapfrogged over another horror movie, Malignant, to take the sixth spot with $1.7.

Rounding out the top 10 were:

Malignant ($1.5 million)

Copshop ($1.3 million)

Paw Patrol: The Movie ($1.1 million)

The Eyes of Tammy Faye ($620,000)

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