Sunday, May 19, 2024

Box Office: “Woman King” Scores a Moderating $19 Million In Opening Weekend


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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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