One of the most controversial recently released by Sony Pictures, the story of black woman fighters, ‘The Woman King’ has received mostly positive reviews from critics. But it’s also received mixed reviews from the audience, and the reason behind these types of audience reactions is the racist angle and the untold truth. But anyway, despite the controversial film, it has performed pretty well at the box office, which means controversy is affecting the box office in positive ways.
Is The Woman King Hit Or Flop?
As per reports, Sony Pictures’ historical epic ‘The Woman King’ was released in the USA on September 16, 2022, in more than 3700 theaters, collected $6.81 million on its opening day (including $1.7 million from Thursday night previews) and $19.05 million on its opening weekend at North American box office, which is impressive and well starts for ‘The Woman King’. Overall, it has so far collected $47.02 million domestically and $3.40 million overseas, for a wordwide total of $50.42 million.
Despite the too many controversies around the film, Sony Pictures ‘The Woman King’ has performed above expectations at the box office, which means more headlines are proving to be a box office changer for the film. But Besides the opening, the total production cost of ‘The Woman King’ is $50 million, and including P&A costs, the beak-even mark is est. $125 million, and for now, collecting $125 million at the box office is not a simple task for a historical epic, and all eyes are now on upcoming weeks. Considering the break-even mark and box office performance, currently, Gina Prince-Bythewood’s ‘The Woman King’ is a below-average film at the box office.
Talking about the exact critical response, then, ‘The Woman King’ received a 6.2/10* IMDb rating based on 14k votes, and on Rotten Tomatoes, it scored 94/100% based on 196 reviews.
Despite that, the film has started very well, but at the moment, this film is not profitable in any way, and that’s not good news for Sony Pictures, and anyway, the year 2022 has not gone well for Sony Pictures, except for ‘Uncharted’ and ‘Where The Crawdads Sing’. So now it turns out that Sony Pictures needs to focus on its upcoming films.