Saturday, June 15, 2024

Box Office: “Don’t Worry Darling” Isn’t Drawing Harry Styles Fans, Mid Week Sales Failure


I said yesterday that Harry Styles fans may not be going to see “Don’t Worry Darling” because they have homework.

But it’s worse than that. Wednesday ticket sales were down 34% from Tuesday. The first three days of the week have been a disaster. “Don’t Worry Darling” is not even being shown in Harry’s House (the name of his album).

The movie is basically dead. It made its money last Thursday and Friday. It’s coming into Thursday just $5 million higher than it finished the weekend. Ouch!

Yes, the cost is put at $35 million, which means it was $40 million. And they will clear that number. But Warner’s has to make twice that for this thing to have worked, and I don’t think we will get to $70 million under any circumstances.

So many questions here. One for sure I’d like to know the answer: why isn’t there an original Harry Styles song on the credits, one that could have been a radio hit? And used for Best Song in the Oscars? How hard would it have been for Harry’s team to write a song called Don’t Worry Darling?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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