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‘Don’t Worry Darling’ beats ‘Avatar’ in U.S. box office debut

Yahoo Finance's Allie Canal joins the Live show to discuss the U.S. box office debut for 'Don't Worry Darling'.

Video Transcript

INES FERRE: Elsewhere in the entertainment world, a lot of talk about the box office this past weekend with Olivia Wilde's "Don't Worry, Darling" beating expectations. What's the latest there?

ALEXANDRA CANAL: Yeah, and I had a feeling this was going to happen. I mean, I thought the Harry Styles fans were going to come out of the woodwork for this, but it wasn't just "Don't Worry, Darling." We also had the re-release of "Avatar" adding to those box office gains as well. If we take a look at the numbers, both domestically and globally, "Don't Worry, Darling" saw a 19.2 million haul in domestic markets, a global gross of 30 million. Warner Brothers had anticipated an 18 million start, so above expectations there.

And then if you take a look at "Avatar," this film came out 13 years ago. And it brought in an additional 10 million domestically over the weekend, 31 million globally. Such a good confidence booster heading into that sequel in December. There has been talk when it comes to the appetite for 3D films, whether or not 3D will be able to perform well within this current market. But this re-release proves that 3D, at least for right now, is here to stay. 75% of overall ticket sales were sold in this format. So I don't think theater chains, James Cameron, or the box office were really complaining about this one.