Box Office / September 23-25, 2022


Hello and Good Morning! Another new film has topped the domestic box office. Olivia Wilde‘s Don’t Worry Darling came on top with $19.2 million.

The weekend’s big newcomer Don’t Worry Darling certainly opened well with $19.2 million, just ahead of last weekend’s The Woman King ($19.05 million) to become the top opener of the past five weekends. Warner Bros. launched the Olivia Wilde-directed film in 4,668 theaters, and it has been dominating headlines for all sorts of supposed behind the scenes drama. However, the major box office draw was likely the rabid fanbase of music star Harry Styles, who is in his first major film role after debuting in a smaller part in Dunkirk, and women made up 71% of the audience. Florence Pugh leads in the 1950s suburbia-set psychological thriller, and the supporting cast also includes WildeGemma ChanKiKi LayneNick Kroll, and Chris Pine.

Though the opening is not a knockout, it’s a solid start for the $35 million budgeted film. The global total is $30 million, having opened in 61 overseas markets. Unfortunately, the film proved to be heavily frontloaded over the weekend after its strong $9.55 million Friday (including Thursday previews). Compare this to The Woman King, which had a near identical opening weekend with a Friday plus previews gross of $6.82 million. Hopefully that isn’t indicative of subsequent weekends, but we won’t really get a sense of its legs for a few more weeks. Audiences and critics were mixed on the film (B- CinemaScore and 38% Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes), so legs like the similarly female skewing Where the Crawdads Sing are a longshot (that film has grossed $89.6 million domestically off a $17.3 million opening), but it should be able to make up much of its budget theatrically.

By Sam Mendelsohn – Box Office News

I agree. The numbers are nothing to get excited about, but at least it’s a start. Let’s take a look at the rest of the list…

Credit source: IMDb & Box Office Mojo

Top Box Office (US)

Weekend of September 23 – 25, 2022

Don’t Worry Darling$19.2M$19.2M1
The Woman King$11.1M$36.3M2
See How They Run$1.9M$6.1M2
Bullet Train$1.8M$99.2M8
DC League of Super-Pets$1.8M$90.0M9
Top Gun: Maverick$1.6M$711.6M18
Minions: The Rise of Gru$1.0M$365.5M13

Reported by Box Office Mojo © 2022

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Now for the global stats…

Latest International Weekends

Data as of Sep 26, 1:33 PDT

AreaWeekendReleases#1 ReleaseDistributorWeekend Gross
Weekend Ending September 25, 2022
JapanSep 24-252Top Gun: MaverickParamount Pictures International$1,300,000
United KingdomSep 23-254Don’t Worry DarlingWarner Bros.$3,100,000
FranceSep 21-257Avatar2022 Re-releaseWalt Disney Pictures$2,900,000
AustraliaSep 22-251Ticket to ParadiseBig Bull Productions$1,930,000
ItalySep 22-252Avatar2022 Re-releaseWalt Disney Pictures$1,500,000
GermanySep 22-254Ticket to ParadiseUniversal Pictures$1,325,000
BrazilSep 22-252The Woman KingSony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)$1,000,000
MexicoSep 23-254Don’t Worry DarlingWarner Bros.$971,000
Saudi ArabiaSep 22-252Ticket to ParadiseUniversal Pictures International (UPI)$538,000
SwedenSep 23-252Minions: The Rise of GruUniversal Pictures International (UPI)$140,000
NetherlandsSep 22-252Moonage DaydreamUniversal Pictures International (UPI)$137,000
SwitzerlandSep 21-257Ticket to ParadiseUniversal Pictures International (UPI)$40,215
DenmarkSep 22-251BeastUniversal Pictures International (UPI)$27,000
EgyptSep 21-253Ticket to ParadiseUniversal Pictures$12,349
BelgiumSep 21-255Minions: The Rise of GruUniversal Pictures International (UPI)$7,940
NigeriaSep 21-252BeastUniversal Pictures International (UPI)$5,900
KenyaSep 21-252BeastUniversal Pictures International (UPI)$2,777
IndonesiaSep 21-251Minions: The Rise of GruUniversal Pictures International (UPI)$453
PhilippinesSep 21-251NopeUniversal Pictures International (UPI)$26

That is it for the time being. We’ll see how the domestic and global stats look next week.

Featured image: IMDb

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