Monday, September 19, 2022

Weekend Box-Office: THE WOMAN KING Leads With $19 Million Debut

Weekend Box Office The Woman King

THe historical epic "The Woman King" came in higher than expected and dominated another quiet weekend at the box-office with no other major releases. The micro-budget horror film "Pearl", a surprise prequel to Ti West's "X", and the mystery comedy "See How They Run" made the Top 5 but with far less impressive debuts.

Read more about the weekend box-office after the jump.

Sony's period action drama "The Woman King" opened in first place with $19 million from 3,765 theaters, which is slightly higher than initial projections of a $16-18 million debut. However, the film will need strong legs in the next weeks in order to turn a profit. The film cost around $50 million to produce, and with marketing costs, its price tag is probably somewhere around $100 million. A good sign is the "A+" CinemaScore, which shows audiences liked what they saw. It also received rave reviews from critics (94% on Rotten Tomatoes).

In second place we find last week's No.1 movie, the horror film "Barbarian" with $6.3 million. The film dropped a soft 40% from its opening weekend, and its domestic tally has reached $20.9 million.

Ti West's horror prequel "Pearl" opened with $3.1 million from 2,935 theaters. It's not an amazing debut, coming in below the $4.2 million debut of "X", but the film only cost $1 million to produce, so it's already very profitable. The film received a positive reception from critics (87% on Rotten Tomatoes) but a lukewarm reception from moviegoers ("B-" CinemaScore).

A somewhat surprising appearance is that of Searchlight Pictures' "See How They Run", which despite a lack of marketing, managed to open in fourth place with $3.1 million from 2,404 theaters, besting pre-release projections of a $2 million opening. The film received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics (70% on Rotten Tomatoes) and moviegoers were pretty mixed on it too ("B-" CinemaScore).

The Top 5 is rounded out by the Brad Pitt starrer "Bullet Train" with $2.5 million, dropping just 24.5%. The film's domestic total is now at $96.3 million, while overseas it has raked in $125.7 million.

In other news, Neon's IMAX documentary "Moonage Daydream" about David Bowie opened in tenth place with an impressive $1.2 million from only 170 theaters. Overseas the film opened in 28 countries and grossed $1.4 million.

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 The Woman King $19M $19M N/A $50M
2 Barbarian $6.3M $20.9M $1M $10M
3 Pearl $3.1M $3.1M N/A $1M
4 See How They Run $3.1M $3.1M $4.5M N/A
5 Bullet Train $2.5M $96.3M $125.7M $90M
6 Top Gun: Maverick $2.1M $709M $754.2M $170M
7 DC League of Super-Pets $2.1M $87.8M $89.7M $90M
8 The Invitation $1.7M $21.4M $8.6M $10M
9 Minions: The Rise of Gru $1.3M $364M $549.1M $80M
10 Moonage Daydream $1.2M $1.2M $1.4M N/A


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