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'The Woman King' Hits Box Office with $19 Million Premiere

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The historical action epic "The Woman King," starring Viola Davis, dominated American box office rankings during its first weekend.

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The film exceeded expectations by earning $19 million from 3,765 North American theatres over the course of the weekend thanks to excellent reviews and word-of-mouth advertising.

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Sony predicted a debut closer to $12 million, but independent tracking agencies predicted "The Woman King" would open to $15 to $18 million.

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"The Woman King," directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, is based on a true story of the Agojie, the fact is "The Woman King" cost $50 million to make

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The picture received favourable reviews from viewers, earning a rare "A+" Cinema Score.

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As was to be expected, women made up the majority of the opening weekend audience, purchasing 61% of the tickets from Friday through Sunday.

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David A. Gross, the head of the film consultancy company Franchise Entertainment Research, says claims that the reviews are sensational.

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Also, he adds "There weren't many other notable films showing in theatres, that's so "The Woman King" easily towered over box office statistics.

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