13 years after its first debut, Avatar has returned to the top of the global box office. Avatar returned to theatres this weekend, with Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling, in preparation for the upcoming sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, adding $30.5 million to its lifetime box office total, with $10 million coming from North America and $20.5 million coming from other countries. A comparison of the box office earnings of Don’t Worry Darling‘s to a re-release of a James Cameron film says it all.
Don’t worry Darling has had its issues that are unrelated to WB’s, but it did earn an amazing $3.1 million on its first day. However, the re-release of James Cameron’s groundbreaking CGI film Avatar has earned more than Olivia Wilde’s psychological thriller, which speaks volumes for WB.
The drama surrounding the film’s director, as well as its leading performers Harry Styles, Florence Pugh, and the now-fired Shia LaBeouf, has hampered the release of Olivia Wilde’s film.
Don’t Worry Darling performed pretty bad compared to the Avatar re-release
Avatar is already the highest-grossing film of all time, so this will simply add to its already-record-breaking earnings. The picture debuted first in France, Italy, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Oman, Qatar, Romania, Slovenia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ecuador, and third in the United States, with 1,860 theatres.
— Culture Crave 🍿 (@CultureCrave) September 25, 2022
Despite the excitement around Olivia Wilde’s new psychological thriller, which stars two of the most popular names of the time, Harry Styles and Florence Pugh, the remastered version of Avatar has grossed more than Wilde’s latest film.
Fans try to defend Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling
Twitter has now picked up on the news of Don’t Worry Darling‘s embarrassing box office defeat to a re-release. However, Fans of Olivia Wilde from all around the globe started defending the film calling Avatar a “Cash grab” and “RE-RE-RE-release”.
You missed a couple “re” it’s more like “RE-re-re-re-release”
— CurlyDpool (@curlydpool) September 25, 2022
This is not a fair comparison
— DC (@DcFanWorld) September 25, 2022
Why does anyone care about avatar lol
— Tom Limar (@TommyLimar) September 25, 2022
Only way Midvitar has the #1 box office is due to unnecessary rereleases
— Cheeto (@UTDCheeto) September 25, 2022
I saw it. Harry Styles killed it.
— Jay 🇵🇷🗽🐝 (@Say_Jayx31) September 25, 2022
Is this a shade
— 🎃 (@beAnwillreturn) September 25, 2022
Don’t Worry Darling is finally out, and while the controversy around its development and release has been ugly, the reviews for it have been even worse. The film presently has a 6.1/10 IMDb rating, a 48% Metacritic rating, and a 36% Rotten Tomatoes rating.
Olivia Wilde’s film has also been heavily attacked for being similar to works that have already presented, the story that the film is attempting to offer its audiences; reviews were harsh, with some describing it as repetitious and uninteresting.
Don’t Worry Darling is in theaters.
Source: Screen Crave