It’s not a flop by any means. But it’s not a blockbuster either.
Sony’s “The Woman King” scored $19 million over four days for a successful but not spectacular weekend. The best part of that news is that audiences liked it and gave it an A+ Cinemascore, the only movie to get that recognition since “Top Gun Maverick.”
The only question now is whether the Viola Davis led spearfest will grow during the coming week. Box office watchers will be paying attention to the day-to-day charts. This coming Friday, “Avatar” returns to theaters in wide release, and “Don’t Worry Darling” brings HarryStyles fans to theaters. So this may be the only time “The Woman King” can take prisoners.
“The Woman King” was followed at number 2 by 20th Century (Fox)’s “Barbarian,” with $6.3 million in its second week, followed by A24’s “Pearl” with $3.1 million.