Stephen King season isn’t over yet, in November we’ll be getting Doctor Sleep, a sequel to The Shining starring Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson.
We now have an idea what the horror-thriller could end up making opening weekend thanks to some early box office tracking.
According to BoxOfficePro, Doctor Sleep is looking at a domestic opening in the range of $20-30 million.
This range is certainly a lot less than IT: Chapter Two’s $91 million, but still respectable and could keep making money throughout the fall.
The latest trailer reveals that we’ll be headed back to The Overlook Hotel from the first film and certainly feels like a solid successor.
Warner Bros. has set the release date of Doctor Sleep for November 8th.
“Doctor Sleep” continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and newcomer Kyliegh Curran star in the supernatural thriller, directed by Mike Flanagan, from his own screenplay based upon the novel by Stephen King.
Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality. Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.
SOURCE: BOX OFFICE PRO