The Woman King conquers competition at weekend box office

By Alexandra Heilbron on September 18, 2022 | Leave a Comment

Viola Davis in The Woman KingThree new movies, including two that premiered recently at the Toronto International Film Festival, landed in the top five at the weekend box office.

After receiving rave reviews at TIFF, The Woman King starring Viola Davis as the leader of an all-female unit of warriors in the 1800s, debuted at the top, earning a total of $19 million.

The horror movie Barbarian dropped just one spot at the weekend box office. Directed by Zach Cregger, the film earned an additional $6.3 million for a two-week total of $20.9 million. Click here to watch our interview with the director.

The murder-mystery See How They Run starring Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan debuted in third place, earning $3.1 million.

Pearl starring Mia Goth is another film that recently screened at TIFF. It opened in fourth place, taking in a total of $3.1 million.

Rounding out the top five was the action-comedy Bullet Train starring Brad Pitt. It dropped two spots from third place, bringing in another $2.5 million for a seven-week domestic total of $96 million. ~Alexandra Heilbron

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