The epic adventure “The Woman King” debuted at No. 1 in the US and Canada this weekend. Boosted by rave reviews, which reached a 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film starring Viola Davis grossed $19 million in 3,765 theaters, beating market expectations and Sony itself, which had projected an opening between $12 million and $12 million. $18 million.
In addition to pleasing the critics, the film was also very well received by the public, who rated it with an extremely rare A+, the highest score in the CinemaScore (a survey carried out at the exit of US theaters).
The release faced two new premieres, the mystery comedy “See How They Run,” starring Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan, and the horror “Pearl,” the prologue to “X – The Mark of Death,” both distributed on a smaller circuit. They were, respectively, in 3rd and 4th places, and also won positive reviews.
In second place was last week’s champion, horror “Barbarian,” with $6.3 million and a solid performance for a low-budget production. So far, the film has earned a solid $20.9 million at the domestic box office.
The list of novelties also highlights the documentary “Moonage Daydream”, dedicated to David Bowie, which impressed to enter the Top 10 even though it was shown on only 170 Imax screens.
Despite the good performance of modest films, none of them showed blockbuster breath. And this trend will continue for another month in North America, until the release of “Black Adam” on October 21st.
It is also worth noting that “Barbarian”, “Veja Como Eles Correm” and “Pearl” do not even have a premiere date in Brazil. “A Mulher Rei” opens next Thursday (21/9) in national cinemas – which already show “Moonage Daydream”.
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