More has been said about the shenanigans off the set of ‘Don’t Worry Baby’ than the film itself – and it looks like that will really help it at the box office… go figure!
The early numbers are in, and all the buzz has apparently caught the public’s attention … based on estimates so far — “DWD” is on track to earn around $21 million this weekend, a huge W for WB, seeing as how the film cost only about $35 million.
On Thursday alone, the film collected an impressive $3.1 million in advance screenings (with limited screenings). However, when it opened wide on Friday … it cashed in another $6.3 million.
As of now, the film has grossed around $9.4 million … and at this rate, there will be better projections – which have fluctuated in the mid to high 10s given all the negative publicity surrounding the project … especially between Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde.
Speaking of FP … she actually went out of her way to post some behind-the-scenes photos from her days on set, and her collection makes it look like it’s all super cool.
There’s also a photo of her and Olivia in there… but it should be noted that it’s a still from a scene in the movie – as opposed to an actual BTS photo, of which she has a few with other co-stars. In any case, Florence seems to be trying to put out the fire here as well.
She called out some of the film’s crew – but not Olivia – and went on to say: ‘This film was such an epic story on such a large scale to shoot, all the while during peak Covid periods. For that you will always be grateful. To all of you who helped make this happen, your dedication and love showed every day – thank you.”
The timing of her post is interesting, as a bombshell report from Vulture on Friday claimed as much all the drama that is being talked about between Florence and Olivia was actually real … and it really had to do with Olivia supposedly being absent a lot, gone with no one else, Harry Styles. For vulture, FP and OW entered “screaming match“on the set.
The report says that this made Florence angry … and she had to enter into negotiations with Warner to make sure that she would promote the film to the bare minimum – which she has.
This – combined with #SpitGate and speculation that Harry and Olivia have broken up (which they don’t seem right) — is the best cherry on top of this messy melba. And yet it cleans!
Ignore the terrible reviews … and so much plot/performances from everyone except Florence. The box office is still king in this town, and Warner probably likes to watch it. 😮💨