LOS ANGELES — Even though there were a lot of new movies out, “The Woman King,” starring Viola Davis, took the North American box office by storm in its first weekend. Sony said on Sunday that the movie Gina Prince-Bythewood directed did better than expected and made $19 million from ticket sales.
“Sony and TriStar put out the Woman King” in 3,765 theatres. It reportedly cost $50 million to make and even helped pay for some of it. After its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, the movie about the Agojie, the all-female army of the Kingdom of Dahomey in West Africa in the 1800s, got rave reviews.
Rotten Tomatoes has given it a score of 94% fresh. And people who saw it in theatres seemed just as excited. They gave it a rare A+ CinemaScore, which suggests that word of mouth will be strong in the coming weeks.
Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst at Comscore, said, “This one has great reviews, an epic story, and a great star in the lead role.” “People want to go to the movies and are getting back into the habit of going to the theatre to see new movies.”
The horror movie “Barbarian,” which came from 20th Century Studios, came in second with $6.3 million in its second weekend.
This week, many new movies came out in the United States. Some of them were the horror prequel “Pearl” from A24, the star-studded mystery “See How They Run” from Searchlight, the David Bowie documentary “Moonage Daydream” from NEON, “Confess, Fletch” from Paramount and Miramax with Jon Hamm, and “The Silent Twins” from Focus Features. Even though most of them had good reviews, the business had a slower week.
See How They Run,” a murder mystery set in the 1950s with Saoirse Ronan and Sam Rockwell, is expected to open in the United States with $3.1 million from 2,404 theatres.
The Woman King Release Date
According to whattowatch, The Woman King will open in US theatres on Friday, September 16, with sneak peeks on Thursday, September 15. On Tuesday, October 4, the movie will be shown in theatres in the United Kingdom.
Is the Story in the Woman King True?
The Woman King, her newest movie, is her most ambitious project yet. It is a thrilling, old-fashioned action-drama based on actual events about women warriors in West Africa in the 19th century. The actor Maria Bello came up with the idea for the movie, and she and the screenwriter Dana Stevens wrote the story together.
The Woman King is Based on What Story?
Gina Prince-historical Bythewood’s epic, The Woman King, comes out on September 16. It tells the story of the Agojie and Dahomey people and their struggles and victories (a region in present-day Benin). Professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University Leonard Wantchekon was also a historical advisor for the movie.
Why is the Woman King Rated Pg-13?
The Motion Picture Association has given the Sony/TriStar movie “The Woman King” a PG-13 rating because it has “sequences of strong violence, some disturbing material, thematic content, brief language, and some partial nudity.” Running time: 134 minutes.