Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling Projected to Win Over $20 Million at Box Office

Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling was projected to win the weekend with more than $20 million at the box office… despite horrific reviews and behind-the-scenes controversy

After all the behind-the-scenes drama, controversy and alleged spitting, Warner Bros. Don’t worry Darling finally hits theaters this weekend, and it could have done quite well… despite the rather horrific reviews.

Director-star Olivia Wilde’s 1950s thriller will hit more than 4,000 theaters this weekend, and is expected to easily take the top spot through Hollywood Reporter,

While Warner Bros. is forecasting an opening of $17 million, other analysts are projecting anywhere between $20 million and $24 million, possibly even more.

Controversy: After all the behind-the-scenes drama, controversy, and alleged spitting, Warner Bros.  Don't Worry Darling finally hits theaters this weekend, and it may do quite well... despite the rather horrific reviews.

Controversy: After all the behind-the-scenes drama, controversy, and alleged spitting, Warner Bros. Don’t Worry Darling finally hits theaters this weekend, and it may do quite well… despite the rather horrific reviews.

Estimates: While Warner Bros. is forecasting an opening of $17 million, other analysts are estimating anywhere between $20 million and $24 million, possibly even more.

Estimates: While Warner Bros. is forecasting an opening of $17 million, other analysts are estimating anywhere between $20 million and $24 million, possibly even more.

Some analysts believe it may be opening up even more, thanks to the crazy fan base of pop star-turned-actor Harry Styles, who plays Jack Chambers in the film.

Those analysts believe that Styles fans could turn out in large numbers to see him in the thriller, which also stars Florence Pugh and Chris Pine.

The film was the most talked about film of all time at the prestigious Venice Film Festival, although it was more for behind-the-scenes drama rather than film.

DRIVES: Those analysts think Styles fans could turn out in large numbers to see him in the thriller, which also stars Florence Pugh and Chris Pine.

DRIVES: Those analysts think Styles fans could turn out in large numbers to see him in the thriller, which also stars Florence Pugh and Chris Pine.

Talked About: The film was the most talked about film of all time at the prestigious Venice Film Festival, although it was more for behind-the-scenes drama than film.

Talked About: The film was the most talked about film of all time at the prestigious Venice Film Festival, although it was more for behind-the-scenes drama than film.

It made headlines when Florence Pugh — long rumored to have clashed with director Olivia Wilde on set — skipped the Venice Film Festival press conference… but still attended photo calls and premiere screenings.

A moment was caught in the video before the screening with Chris Pine and Harry Styles where many believed Styles spat on Pine, which was denied by both sides.

While Pugh has been making headlines for skipping other screenings, the film has not been received very well, with a 33% rating on Rotten Tomatoes out of 96 reviews.

Video: A moment caught on video before the screening with Chris Pine and Harry Styles where many believed Styles spat on Pine, which was denied by both sides

Video: A moment caught on video before the screening with Chris Pine and Harry Styles where many believed Styles spat on Pine, which was denied by both sides

Don’t Worry Darling follows a young couple Alice and Jack (Pugh and Stiles) who move to a mysterious corporate-run town run by Jack’s new boss (Chris Pine).

Their idyllic life begins to crumble as Alice begins to dig deeper into this town and the company of her husband.

The film also stars Wilde himself, Gemma Chan, Nick Kroll, Timothy Simmons, Douglas Smith and Dita Von Teese.

Company: Their idyllic falls apart as Alice begins to dig deeper into this town and her husband's company

Company: Their idyllic falls apart as Alice begins to dig deeper into this town and her husband’s company

Still, even if it is less than Warner Bros.’ Modest estimates, don’t worry Darling is still expected to top the box office.

Last weekend’s winner The Woman King is expected to drop to about $11 million, following last weekend’s $19.1 million opening.

Also back in theaters in wide release is James Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster Avatar, which is expected to pull in between $7 million and $10 million this weekend.

Box Office: Still, even if it is less than Warner Bros.'  Modest estimates, don't worry Darling is still expected to top the box office

Box Office: Still, even if it is less than Warner Bros.’ Modest estimates, don’t worry Darling is still expected to top the box office

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