Olivia Wilde’s buzzy drama Don’t Worry Darling earned less than expected in its debut weekend at the domestic box office, earning $19.2M from 4,113 theaters (per Deadline). The pic dipped a surprising -39% on Saturday from its Thursday/Friday take of $9.55M but still managed to top the weekend.
Internationally, Don’t Worry Darling, which stars Harry Styles, Florence Pugh, Chris Pine and Wilde, earned $10.8M from 61 markets to bring its Week 1 global haul to $30M.
However, the big news was James Cameron’s rerelease of Avatar, which earned an impressive $30.5M globally — $20.5M internationally and $10M domestically. Clearly, Avatar: The Way of the Water is gonna be huge when it releases in December.
Elsewhere, at No. 2, The Woman King held firm in its sophomore frame, earning $11.1M (-41%) to bring its domestic total to $36.2M.
BOX OFFICE TOP 10
1.) Don’t Worry Darling (NL/WB), 4,113 theaters, Fri $9.55M, Sat $5.8M, Sun $3.8M, 3-day $19.2M/Wk 1
2.) The Woman King (Sony) 3,765 theaters Fri $2.975M (-56%), Sat $4.7M, Sun $3.4M, 3-day $11.1M (-41%)/Total $36.2M/Wk 2
3.) Avatar (re) (20th/Dis) 1,860 theaters, Fri $3.3M, Sat $4.1M, Sun $2.757M, 3-day $10M, Total $770.5M/Wk 1 of re-issue
4.) Barbarian (20th/Dis) 2,890 theaters (+550), Fri $1.4M (-29%), Sat $2M, Sun $1.29M, 3-day $4.8M (-26%)/Total $28.4M/Wk 3
5.) Pearl (A24) 2,982 (+47) theaters, Fri $585,5K (-55%), Sat $742,5K, Sun $590,5K, 3-day $1.918M (-39%)/Total $6.65M/Wk 2
6.) See How They Run(Sea) 2,404 theaters, Fri $570K (-47%)/Sat $796K, Sun $534K 3-day $1.9M (-37%)/Total: $6.1M/ Wk 2
7.) Bullet Train (Sony) 1,907 (-695) theaters, Fri $500K (-31%), Sat $810K, Sun $505K 3-day $1.81M (-29%)/, Total $99.2M/Wk 8
8.) DC League of Super-Pets (WB) 2,351 (-405) theaters, Fri $370K (-14%), Sat $820K, Sun $575K 3-day $1.76M (-19%)/Total $90M Wk 9
9.) Top Gun: Maverick (Par) 2,025 (-579) theaters, Fri $460K (-27%), Sat $725K, Sun $375K 3-day $1.56M (-30%), Total $711.5M/Wk 18
10.) Minions: Rise of Gru (Uni) 1,642 theaters (-328), Fri $210K (-22%), Sat $500K, Sun $330K, 3-day $1.04M (-25%), Total: $365.5M/Wk 13