Don’t Worry Darling Opens For $19 Million Boosted By Harry Styles Fans

Don’t Worry Darling Opens For  Million Boosted By Harry Styles Fans


In the end, you didn’t have to worry, sweetheart. Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling,” a psychological thriller whose off-screen drama rivals any antics in the actual film, scored its opening weekend at the box office and collected a leading $19.2 million from 4,113 North American theaters. .

At the international box office, the film added another $10.8 million for a worldwide total of $30 million.

Those ticket sales indicate that behind-the-scenes scandals have sparked no interest in the film, which stars Florence Pugh and Harry Styles together. All the talk about Spitgate, awkward press conferences and a seemingly endless stream of gossip may have even raised awareness. (Well, that, and the overwhelming desire to see the world-famous pop star in his first major movie role.) Whatever the reason audiences flocked to the theaters, it’s an impressive debut for the $35 million budgeted “Don’t Worry Darling.”


The film, backed by Warner Bros., received a mediocre “B-” CinemaScore from moviegoers, suggesting word of mouth could be an issue after its opening weekend. Reviews for “Don’t Worry Darling” weren’t too enthusiastic either (it has a 38% on Rotten Tomatoes), but that didn’t matter to fans of Styles, which were in effect this weekend. Unsurprisingly, 66% of ticket buyers were women, while almost 70% were between the ages of 18 and 34. Audiences under the age of 18, which accounted for 16% of the audience, were particularly positive, giving the film an “A-” CinemaScore.

The box office results for “Don’t Worry Darling” appear to be already preloaded. Friday’s grossing (including previews on Thursday and a special Imax showing on Monday) was $9.5 million, a large share of the first weekend sales. Based on opening day, box office pundits believed “Don’t Worry Darling” would earn $21 million or $22 million by Sunday. But the film endured a bigger-than-expected drop on Saturday ($5.8 million) and Sunday ($3.8 million), leaving Warner Bros. revised forecasts to $19 million.

“We are extremely proud of this film and are pleased with these results given our modest production budget,” said Warner Bros. in a press release on Sunday.

Another bright spot on the domestic box office charts: Disney’s reissue of “Avatar” brought in $10 million from just 1,860 mostly Imax locations, a significant result for a movie that opened 13 years ago, even if that movie happens to be the highest. grossed worldwide release in history. As the remastered version of “Avatar” returned to theaters on a random weekend in September without much promotion, box office viewers are encouraged to watch “Avatar: The Way of Water,” the decade-in-the-making mega-movie. from director James Cameron. budgeted sequel to hit theaters in December.

“Avatar” took third on the box office charts behind Sony’s “The Woman King,” a landmark action epic starring Viola Davis. It generated a mighty $11.14 million from 3,765 theaters in its second outing, down just 40% from its opening weekend. To date, “The Woman King” has grossed $36.2 million in North America.

More to come…


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