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‘The Woman King’ reigns at box office on its opening night

“The Woman King” held court at the box office on its opening night.

The historical epic raked in $6.85 million when it was released in theaters on Friday, according to IMDB’s Box Office Mojo.

Produced by and starring Viola Davis, The Washington Post called the film the actress’ “ultimate flex.”

The drama, which cost $50 million to make, is projected to take in anywhere from $13.5 million to $22.5 million during its domestic debut, according to Forbes.

Clubbing its way to second place was “Barbarian” which earned over $1.96 million.

The horror-thriller, which Vogue said is one of “the best reasons to go to the movies right now,” tells the story of a young woman, played by Georgina Campbell, who discovers the remote home she booked on Airbnb was double-booked by a man, portrayed by Bill Skarsgård.

“Pearl,” the prequel to Ti West’s “X,” landed in third with over $1.3 million in sales on Friday, its opening night. The horror flick has “some sex and plenty of gore, but mostly an atmosphere of feverish, lurid melodrama leavened with winks of knowing humor,” according to its review in The New York Times.

The murder mystery “See How They Run” jogged to fourth place with a little over a $1 million-dollar take.

“Bullet Train,” which opened on Aug. 5, slowed down to fifth place this week with $700,000 in sales. The Brad Pitt-led action flick has taken in $94.6 million domestically and $119.3 million in international sales since its debut.

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