“Don’t Worry Darling” has nothing to fret about.
The Olivia Wilde-directed psych thriller took home $9.4 million on its opening night Friday, according to IMDB’s Box Office Mojo.
Long before its debut, it had already generated buzz because of rumors that Wilde, 38, is dating the film’s leading man, 28-year-old British megastar Harry Styles.
Flying into second place was the 4K re-release of 2009 Oscar-winner “Avatar,” with an over $3.3 million take.
“I went into that screening worried that it was going to be a bit cringe-worthy relative to the new film, which looks pretty spectacular,” its director James Cameron told Entertainment Weekly. Fans of the sci-fi blockbuster are awaiting its sequel, “Avatar: The Way of Water,” which comes to theaters on Dec. 16.
“The Woman King,” which was in first place last week, was dethroned to third, earning close to $3 million. The historical epic has pulled in $28 million since its Sept. 16 premiere.
Thriller “Barbarian,” which the Wall Street Journal called ” a promising horror debut,” landed in fourth with sales of over $1.4 million. The slasher-at-an-Airbnb flick has taken in $25 million domestically and $1 million internationally since it debuted Sept. 9.
“Pearl,” which is a prequel to horror director Ti West’s “X,” was a distant fifth with sales just topping $585,500