BOX OFFICE: “Darling” doesn’t make Styles a screen star, “Woman King” holds, “Avatar” returns big

“Don’t Worry Darling” did preview numbers that matched those of “The Woman King” a week ago –about $3.1 million.

But Olivia Wilde’s critically-panned, bad-buzzed sci fi “Stepford” thing had IMAX previews earlier in the week, and opened earlier on Thursday afternoon to boot

They were expecting Harrymania and the curious Looky Loos to push this one to $27 million plus.

It’s opening a third or so below that, very close to “Woman King’s” $19 million. Figure $21 million, or a smidge more or less, based on Friday’s take.

“The Woman King” is heading towards a $10-11 million second weekend. Always happy to see a good movie hang around.

Like a bad green-with-age copper penny, “Avatar” has earned a re release with a sequel due out over the holidays. With a preview for the next film slapped on in front of the James Cameron epic, it added $9 million to it’s overall take.

Barbarian” is adding another $4.75 million to the kitty.

“Pearl” and “Bullet Train” and “See How They Run” are in the $1.9 to $1.7 million range.

Not quite enough to chase “Top Gun” out of the top ten. But any day now…


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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