‘The King Woman’ opens at the box office

A new film, “The Woman King,” starring Oscar winner Viola Davis, continued to dominate the domestic box office. The film grossed $19 million from 3,765 North American theaters over the weekend, reaching the high end of expectations on its first weekend in theaters.

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The film is followed by Zack Krieger’s “Barbarian”, which grossed US$6.3 million, and Ty West’s Horror Pearl, which closed the podium after registering US$3.1 million from 2,934 places. “See How They Run” starring Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan, with $3.1 million from 2,400 North American theaters, and Bullet Train, with $2.5 million from 2,602 theaters in its release weekend, completed the weekend’s Top 5.

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On CinemaScore, “The Woman King” earned the platform’s highest score of “A+”. The feature film directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood tells a story inspired by real events that took place in Dahomey, West Africa from the 17th to the 19th centuries. And it shows how Naniska (Davis), the leader of a group of female warriors, and her daughter Navi (Thusso Mbedu) fought against their enemies who tried to enslave and destroy their village.

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