Despite less than favorable reviews including Joey’s here, Olivia Wilde‘s Don’t Worry Darling claimed the top spot at the box office this weekend, with an opening of $19.2 million. The psychological thriller tells the story of Alice Chambers (played by Florence Pugh), a 1950s housewife who lives happily in the suburbs with her husband, Jack (played by Harry Styles). Things start to go south when she realizes her reality is not what it seems.
In the second spot, The Woman King had an impressive holdover with $11.1 million, a drop of 41% compared to last weekend. Gina Prince-Bythewood‘s historical epic is gaining plenty of attention, with stellar reviews and early Academy Awards buzz surrounding Viola Davis‘ performance as General Nanisca.
A nice comeback story is present at the third spot in the charts. James Cameron‘s Avatar is back in theaters in preparation for this holiday season’s Avatar: The Way of Water. The re-issue of the 2009 box office monster hit pulled in an impressive $10 million during the weekend. Not only is this a success for the re-release, but it also previews box office fortune for this year’s sequel.
The rest of the Top 10 are holdovers from previous weekends, including Barbarian, Pearl, See How They Run, Bullet Train, Top Gun: Maverick, DC’s League of Super-Pets and Minions: The Rise of Gru. Also doing solid limited business is Kevin Smith’s Clerks III.
You can find the complete list of this week’s box office report below. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments:
1. Don’t Worry Darling (Warner Bros.): $19.2 million – 4,113 theaters
2. The Woman King (TriStar Pictures): $11.1 million – 3,765 theaters
3. Avatar (2022 Re-release) (Disney): $10 million – 1,860 theaters
4. Barbarian (20th Century Studios): $4.8 million – 2,890 theaters
5. Pearl (A24): $1.9 million -2,982 theaters
6. See How They Run (Disney) $1.9 million – 2,502 theaters
7. Bullet Train (Sony) $1.8 million – 1,907 theaters
8. DC League of Super-Pets (Warner Bros.) $1.7 million – 2,351 theaters
9. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount) $1.5 million 2,025 theaters
10. Minions: The Rise of Gru (Universal) $1.03 million – 1,642 theaters
Source: Box Office Mojo