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'Queen' Box Office: The Secret Behind Its Success (And Why You Shouldn't Rule Out a Sequel)

Competition among Hollywood studios is fierce and sharp. During the opening weekends of most films, rival executives are quick to judge (and snipe). Black female-led epic action-adventure movie That’s not the case with the Queen Opening Price Better than expected $18.100k over September. -15 at the domestic box office over the weekend.

“Usually, everyone is against you,” Sony Pictures Group co-chair Josh Greenstein accepts

In a joint interview with TriStar Pictures president Nicole Brown. Brown, who directed the film, added: “Everyone got together for this film. It’s a win for Hollywood.”

There isn’t a single big Hollywood producer. The factory produced an action-historical drama featuring a dark-skinned black woman. Like the movies Black Panther , Girl’s Journey and Crazy Rich Asians is the defining moment of diversity, so Queen , watch out for the observer.

“I think this movie is a decisive success, and Hollywood likes to follow success with success,” Brown told The Hollywood Reporter . “So I’m so proud and excited that Woman King can be the door opener to tell more black stories.”

Queen , starring Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis , shot to fame It premiered earlier this month at the Toronto Film Festival, where it was set for the Oscars. During the opening weekend, Davis implored audiences to support the film and tweeted in September 18 wrote: “If you’re not throwing money at opening weekend, you’re not going to see…Black women leading movies again. Please continue to support #TheWomanKing, now in theaters only.”

That’s what moviegoers do. The promising opening is thanks to older women — especially older black women — who have been the least willing to return to theaters during the pandemic. Tracking shows Woman King open amount does not exceed $15 million to $18 million.

Female 56 Percent Queen while black moviegoers make up a significant percentage of 56 ticket buyers Overrated, followed by Caucasians (15 percent), Latinos (%), Asian (3%) and Other (6%), according to PostTrak .

Audience likes Queen as much as critics. This movie is 56 following the blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick . Between an A+ (currently on Rotten Tomatoes Critics’ 56 percentage and a standout exit, this movie is perfectly fine in advance Weeks. If Woman King is nominated for Best Oscar, word of mouth will be further boosted.

Queen action-packed. This action may help attract younger moviegoers and men in the coming weeks,” a senior of Hollywood financiers noted. “More importantly, the quality of the picture and the expected positive word of mouth can allow a picture to surpass its core audience.”

Brown – First Black Women lead a brand of live-action studios — prioritising Woman King when Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman named her to run Samsung. Other studios A million dollar movie has been released, it’s about the age of Agojie Adventure, which is an all-female army West African kingdom of Dahomey 15 and

Century.

When Brown told marketing veteran Greenstein she wanted to make black women the equivalent of gladiators , he told her to do it (Producer Cathy Schulman was offered $5 million when pitching the film to STX Budget).Gina Prince-Bythewood is based on a script written by Dana Stevens and based on Maria Bello and Stevens adapted from the story. Sony and Samsung also secured co-financing partner eOne Entertainment to reduce their risk.

Story with global and universal appeal,” Brown said.

“The opening showcased the strength of black fans, hardcore audiences and fans in general. People want to see a variety of movies,” said Greenstein, who said he Refers to Sony’s track record of producing original films under Rothman.

Optimistic is Queen , The show also stars Sucho Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin and John Boy ega, clearing up to $ million domestically. A more conservative forecast is 56 million dollars. The film, which opens overseas this weekend, premiered in Brazil in a key test of its international prospects.

It’s too early to officially talk about a sequel, but it’s not impossible. “It’s an interesting possibility,” Greenstein said. Brown added: “You’re not the first to ask us this question.”

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