Box Office: ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Overcomes The Odds With $30M Worldwide, ‘Avatar’ Re-Release Draws Big Crowds

1. Don’t Worry Darling (review)– $19.2M

More proof that my analytical skills are subpar, Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling withstood the mixed reviews and mountain of bad celebrity headlines to win the week with $19M. That’s not too shabby, and I think helps solidify Florence Pugh as a box office draw outside of the Marvel stuff. It’s also possible that curiosity drove a lot of this, and there could be a huge drop next weekend, but we shall see. So far, it has $30M worldwide, again not too shabby for an R-rated movie with a $35M budget.

2. The Woman King= $11.1M/$36.2M

On the other hand, I was dead-on about The Woman King, which only dropped 42% in its second week as audiences look to support Viola Davis’ well-reviewed historical epic.

3. Avatar– $10M

I think we all have been misreading this Avatar situation for years. Long projected to be a fool’s errand by James Cameron to develop so many sequels to the original, box office-breaking movie, the $10M domestic and $30M worldwide total of a remastered re-release proves otherwise. People DO care about Avatar. And having gone to see it again myself just last night, I think we were all full of shit to say it was a bad movie in 2009 just because the story isn’t as groundbreaking as the visual effects. It more than holds up, and now I cannot wait to see how the sequels turn out.

4. Barbarian– $4.8M/$28.4M

5. Pearl– $1.918M/$6.6M

6. See How They Run– $1.9M/$6.1M

7. Bullet Train– $1.8M/$99.2M

8. DC League of Super-Pets– $1.7M/$90M

9. Top Gun: Maverick– $1.5M/$711.5M

10. Minions: The Rise of Gru– $1M/$365.5M


Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.