Jordan Moreau After what seems like months of eye-catching headlines and a towering rumor mill of behind-the-scenes drama, Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling” has landed in theaters, earning $3.1 million at the domestic box office from previews.
The early haul includes Thursday previews from more than 3,300 locations and a Monday live Imax event. The Warner Bros. film is estimated to earn between $17 million to $20 million in its opening weekend, with some projections as high as $25 million.
With a price tag of $35 million to produce, a result anywhere in that range would mark a solid start for the film. “Don’t Worry Darling” is Wilde’s second directorial effort, after her 2019 debut “Booksmart,” which was critically adored, but underperformed at the box office.
The R-rated comedy had a soft opening of just $8.7 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend. “Don’t Worry Darling,” a twisty psychological thriller with a starry cast including Harry Styles, Florence Pugh and Chris Pine, will surely eclipse that box office mark.Read more on variety.com