Wake me up when September ends….we are back again to break down any pop culture or newsworthy content you might have missed.
Marvel Saves the Box Office
The 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was released on September 3 to very positive reviews from critics and the general public. Disney was betting on this film because unlike previous releases from the studio this year, Shang-Chi was exclusive to theatres rather than theatres and Disney+ subscribers who could purchase at home. During its first weekend (which just so happened to be Labor Day Weekend), the film made nearly $94.7 million, which surpassed 2007’s Halloween as the largest Labor Day weekend opening ever. Due to the success of the film, Disney stated that all its remaining films will be released in theatres despite the ongoing pandemic.
Never Forget – 20 Years Later
September 11, 2021, marked 20 years since the tragedy of 9/11. America and countries around the world took the time to remember those who were lost on that day and pay tribute to the many men and women who sacrificed their lives.
The Met Gala
After missing an entire year due to the pandemic, fashion’s biggest night returned as many A-listers walked the iconic steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday, September 13. The theme for the star-studded event was, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” To see all the fashion from the event, click here.
73rd Primetime Emmy Awards
On Sunday, September 19, the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awardswere held to recognize the excellence in American primetime television programming. Streaming services like Apple TV+ and Netflix had a huge night as shows including The Crown, Ted Lasso, and The Queen’s Gambit took home some of the biggest prizes of the night. Not to mention, history was made during the ceremony as RuPaul won his 11th Emmy for RuPaul’s Drag Racemaking him the most awarded black actor and Michaela Coel becoming the first black woman to win Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series for I May Destroy You. To see a full list of winners, click here.
Here Come The Boo’s!
Spooky season is here! Continue to stay safe and healthy as we head into cooler weather. Stay tuned for next month’s blog as we share the latest news across the country and in pop culture.