BOX OFFICE: “Wakanda” eats “The Menu” for lunch, “The Chosen” gives Jesus a BO Hit

“Wakanda Forever” took a steep dive on its second weekend, but still racked up another $67 million and change. No it won’t match “Black Panther” numbers, not by quite a bit. But a blockbuster is a blockbuster, post pandemic. Disney and Marvel will take it.

The new foodie-skewering satire “The Menu” had a harder time finding an audience. But $9 million for a film that insults its target market and stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes,John Leguizamo and…Nicholas Hoult, isn’t bad.

Fathom Events, a theater-booking one-night or one-weekend operation is making bank on Biblical fare with “The Chosen: Season 3,” which they parked in theaters. They earned over $8 million. Not bad.

“She Said” will need some awards season buzz to put more butts in the seats. An Oscar contender starring Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, Jennifer Ehle, Andre Brauer, Samantha Morton and Patricia Clarkson, it did well — $2.25 million — all things considered. The Harvey Weinstein and #MeToo aren’t big selling points, on their own. Give these women and Brauer a little Oscar buzz and that’ll change.

“Till” fell below $1 million and out of the top ten. “The Banshees of Inishirin” fell off quite a bit, and didn’t.

The cannibalism thriller “Bones & All” hit five screens, and opens wider Thanksgiving (That’s kinda sick.) and did $120K.


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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