Apr. 26—CHIPPEWA FALLS — A screening of “Mortal Kombat” was a near sellout Saturday afternoon at Micon Cinemas Stadium Eight in Chippewa Falls, with patrons lining up for concessions, and removing their masks once they reached their seats.
Between “Mortal Kombat” ($22.5 million) and the adult anime hit “Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train” ($19.5 million), it was one of the stronger weekends at the box office in the past year. Along with those new films, “Godzilla vs. Kong” has generated $86 million since it opened March 31, giving theaters a long-waited boost in sales.
Mike Olson, Micon Cinemas general manager, was thrilled to see the good turnout over the weekend.
“It’s finally starting to come around,” Olson said Monday. “People feel assured we are doing what we can to make it a safe environment. And Hollywood is finally giving us movies that people want to see.”
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