According to Comscore estimates, Picture's "Don't Worry Darling" debuted in first place this weekend with $19.2 million.

Rumors and reports of conflict behind the scenes continue to generate buzz for the period drama.

As a second weekend addition to Sony Pictures' "The Woman King," which scored $11.1 million for a North American cumulative of $36.3 million, and a rerelease of 20th Century Studios' "Avatar," which grossed $10 million for its first weekend back in theaters, rounded out the top three domestic box office performers.

The film is directed by Olivia Wilde and stars Florence Pugh and Harry Styles as a married couple living in an idyllic 1950s community with dark secrets.

Wilde, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, and Chris Pine also star in the psychological thriller.

As a result of its high-profile Venice Film Festival premiere earlier this month, "Don't Worry Darling" has received a dismal 38% Rotten Tomatoes rating, and CinemaScore gave the film a mediocre B-minus.

"Don't Worry Darling" has managed to draw moviegoers despite - or perhaps because of - all the controversy surrounding it.