“Smile” has smiles at the top of the North American box office


Psychological horror film 'Smile' topped the box office in the United States and Canada on Sunday, ahead of dystopian thriller 'Don't Worry Darling', witnessing the good form of disturbing stories in North American cinema. 

“Smile”, a Paramount production signed by director Parker Finn, collected $22 million in box office between Friday and Sunday, according to estimates by Exhibitor Relations.

The film tells the disturbing story of a therapist, played by Sosie Bacon — daughter of actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick — who begins to lose touch with reality after witnessing a horrific event involving a patient. /p>

“Smile” is in the lead ahead of another film with a disturbing script, “Don't Worry Darling” ($7.3 million). Olivia Wilde's film, which stars in it with Florence Pugh, Chris Pine and her boyfriend and pop star Harry Styles, topped last weekend. 

A sort of harrowing “Truman Show” in 1950s America, “Don't Worry Darling” takes place in Victory, a small model town built in the middle of the desert by a mysterious businessman, where material well-being is guaranteed, but from which it is forbidden to leave.

“The Woman King”, a historical epic of female warriors from the kingdom of Dahomey (West Africa) in the 19th century, with Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis at the poster, slips this weekend to third place with 7 million dollars in revenue.

Then come “Bros”, a romantic comedy featuring a couple of men (4.8 million) , then Avatar (4.7 million), James Cameron's 2009 blockbuster rebroadcast ahead of the December release of the second installment, “Avatar: The Way of the Water.”

Here's the rest of the top 10:

6 — “Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1″ ($4.1 million)

7 — “Barbarian” ( 2.8 million)

8 — “Bullet Train” (1.4 million)

9 — “Kr ypto and the Super Animals” (1.3 million)

10 — “Top Gun: Maverick” (1.2 million)