Sunday, May 26, 2024

Box Office: Viola Davis’s “The Woman King” Is Struggling to Stay Afloat Mid Week


Things are not going easily for “The Woman King.”

The Viola Davis starring film directed by Gina Prince Bythewood has great reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, critics are at a huge 95% and audience score is a 99.

But in real terms, the box office is suffering. After making $19.5 million over the weekend, “The Woman King” has had a rough go of it. Monday was down 72% from Sunday. Tuesday recovered a little, up 47%. But Wednesday saw a 37% downturn The total now is just under $24 million.

Tonight, “Don’t Worry Darling” which has mostly negative reviews but lots of publicity, launches previews. The power of Harry Styles’ fans will be measured, as well as the legs of “The Woman King.”

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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