BOX OFFICE: Another “Marvel” weekend, “Wonder Park” may reach $20, “Five Feet Apart” $13, “Captive State,” “Nancy Drew” bomb


The second weekend of Marvel’s “Captain Marvel” guarantees that Oscar winner Brie Larson will never go hungry, so long as their are comic book/movie conventions.

Opening with gusto last weekend was great, but hitting $68 the second weekend means that some are seeing it twice, and word of mouth isn’t scaring anybody off. That’s a healthy 54% drop from its opening.

Paramount Animation may have hit on something revolutionary with its animated “Wonder Park.” It’s to be a TV series on Nickelodeon, eventually. But it’s always been set up to launch as a feature film, a la “Jimmy Neutron.” “Park” has no director –– but “No director? No PROBLEM,” as the weakly-buzzed (among critics, grownups) toon about the dream theme park of a little girl’s imagination is on a pace to hit $17-20, with Saturday’s take determining how high it will go.

Why spend money on a director for animation? I mean, the movie’s joyless — assembly line “entertainment.” But when that pays off…

CBS and its teen romance “Five Feet Apart” is over-performing, hitting the low teens, per

A Latin Market sequel earning wide release from Pantelion, “No Manches Frida 2,” is out performing the over-edited Focus Features sci-fi flop “Captive State” — $3.9 to $3.0.

Let that be a lesson to you, filmmakers. Editing can “save” a picture. But over-editing into “Captive State” incoherence is a risk in this quick cut age.

The new “Nancy Drew” movie from Warners has the best reviews (not by much) of any of the weekend’s new releases. And it has bombed — not even cracking the top ten. That’s the end of Ms. Drew.

Dwayne Johnson’s Brit-wrestling family comedy “Fighting with My Family” is enjoying its last weekend in the top ten, and is now at over $20 million in the US.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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