Viola Davis’ latest movie, The Woman King, topped the box office during this past weekend’s debut.
The film is based on the true life story are the Agojie warriors who fought colonizers from Europe for the Kingdom of Dahomey in West Africa during the 19th century. Davis spoke about this film on her Twitter page.
“This is my magnum opus. I’ve never had a role like this before, it’s been one of the most transformative experiences of my life. I can’t wait for you to experience #TheWomanKing, now playing exclusively in movie theaters.”
This is my magnum opus. I've never had a role like this before, it's been one of the most transformative experiences of my life. ❤❤❤
I can't wait for you to experience #TheWomanKing, now playing exclusively in movie theaters. https://t.co/y89uDhmSWI pic.twitter.com/XQrWNv7XBE
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) September 16, 2022
According to reports, the film raked in at least $19 million domestically. It also received an A-plus CinemaScore from its audiences. The Woman King was directed by Gina-Prince Bythewood and it has a nearly all-black cast. It was based on a story by actress Maria Bello and the script was written by Dana Stevens. It also stars John Boyega, Thuso Mbedu, Sheila Atim, and Lashana Lynch.
Fans on social media also shared their reactions to the film. See what they had to say below.
#TheWomanKing came in ahead of expectations for opening weekend! Major! Here’s @violadavis talking about this masterpiece. pic.twitter.com/DZjydg0Ikl
— KelleyLCarter (@KelleyLCarter) September 19, 2022
Ima be one wild ass ancestor. #TheWomanKing #AfricaWasBornInMe pic.twitter.com/mKT5z6rGti
— Shaina West (@TheSamurider) September 8, 2022
I don't know if it's possible to love Thuso Mbedu and Viola Davis more than I do right now. These women are kings! #TheWomanKing
— Portia Gumede (@portiagumedesa) September 17, 2022
I had such a good time watching #TheWomanKing. This is so much more than a badass warrior movie. The characters were compelling & the relationships gave the action substance. Viola Davis, & Lashana Lynch were amazing but @ThusoMbedu was the MVP. This exceeded my expectations. pic.twitter.com/2zAanSX6lC
— Matt Ramos (@therealsupes) September 18, 2022
I haven’t seen a movie that hit me like this in a long time. If you haven’t seen it, go see #TheWomanKing! The action, the characters the story the cinematography…everything! What a treat😭
— Reagan Gomez (@ReaganGomez) September 19, 2022
Movie Time!!! Just watched @WomanKingMovie for a second time (first with the fam) 🔥🔥🔥 An epic film! #TheWomanKing pic.twitter.com/CAAyuqRcqX
— Monique Samuels (@iammrssamuels) September 18, 2022
Have you seen this film yet? The Woman King is out in theaters now!