If you're a Bay Area resident who's too terrified to watch the utter destruction of San Francisco via earthquake and an epic tsunami in the new movie "San Andreas," well, you may be in the minority.
"San Andreas" is the No. 1 film in the country, a statistic buoyed by high ticket sales in San Francisco theaters.
San Francisco's AMC Metreon Theater was the No. 4 grossing theater in the country for "San Andreas" and the three SF theaters showing the film led to a 71 percent increase in moviegoer traffic in the city, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"Some of the naysayers said people living in these places would be too scared to see 'San Andreas,'" Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution at Warner Brothers, said in the publication. "Obviously, they were wrong."
If a rising panic sets in while checking out your backyard being destroyed on the big screen, keep in mind that seismology experts have charged the film's quakes, which measure over the size of 9 on the Richter scale, with faulty science.
"Even if the entire San Andreas were to break all at once from north to south you wouldn't get anything larger than an 8-ish earthquake," Jean Paul Ampuero, an assistant professor at Caltech, told NBC News.