The Woman King has strong opening weekend at the box office
In its first weekend of release, The Woman King made $19 million at the box office.
The action-packed film about an all-female regiment of warriors far exceeded the $12 million Sony had predicted.
The film stars Viola Davis as a general tasked with training the next generation of fighters of warriors in the Kingdom of Dahomey in Africa during the 1820s.
More than 1.4 million people saw the film during its first three days in theaters, according to data from EntTelligence, with 33% opting for premium format tickets. Those tickets sold for an average of $4.50 above traditional ticket prices.
Analysts expect that The Woman King will easily recover its $50 million production cost.