Box Office Update: Woman King takes the lead

Early numbers are starting to trickle in and appear to match our predictions. First is The female king starring Viola Davis with $6.8 million. With $1.7 million from its Thursday premiere, which began at 3 p.m., the film is tracking for an $18 million opening. There’s still potential for it to hit around the $20 million I predicted on Thursday, but it all depends on word of mouth. With a strong A+ CinemaScore, audiences and critics seem to agree on this one, with critics saying that Viola Davis’ performance alone is worth the price of admission.

The Ti West-directed Pearl , starring Mia Goth as the titular character, is tracking slightly worse than expected with an estimated $3.2 million for the weekend, slightly worse than the previous film in this recently announced trilogy, X, made back in March of this year.

See how they drive was rolled out to over 2,400 theaters, but the advertising dollars weren’t there for this, resulting in an unspectacular projected weekend of $2.7 million. Critical reception has been mixed, with our own Chris Bumbray giving it a 7 out of 10 in his review.

In limited release Clerks III is doing pretty solid business with $1.5 million earned since Fathom events release Wednesday. That might not sound like much, but when you consider that the movie only had 1 time each day, it’s pretty impressive. If you’re a casual Kevin Smith fan, this film is for you as it brings him back to the Quick Stop where it all began, capping off a trilogy that truly changed the face of independent cinema.

The rest of the top ten will be filled out with your hold-overs, including Barbarian, Bullet Train, and Top Gun: Maverick, which are still milking every last dollar they can as one inch ever closer to the $100 Million mark and the other inches up the all-time record books.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our full breakdown of this week’s box office numbers, and let us know if you saw anything good in theaters this weekend.

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