Studio estimates for this weekend’s domestic box office are in via BoxOfficePro and it doesn’t look good for WB’s Doctor Sleep as it will open in the #2 spot with $14.1 million behind the WWII film Midway directed by Roland Emmerich, which has earned an impressive $17.5 million (given that many didn’t believe that the film would do much business).
US soldiers and pilots change the course of World War II during the Battle of Midway in June 1942. The US and Imperial Japanese naval forces fought for four days.
This has been somewhat shocking news considering that the film is rotten on Rotten Tomatoes and the marketing has been almost non-existent in comparison to Doctor Sleep.
Warner Bros. had hoped that the newfound popularity of Stephen King feature film adaptation thanks to the massive success of IT and IT: Chapter Two would rub-off on Doctor Sleep, a direct sequel to The Shining.
However, this is certainly good news for Nick Jonas, who is among the cast and was able to nab a supporting role in the box office monster Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. This could mean bigger and brighter roles for the musician turned actor as he’s back for Jumanji: The Next Level as it releases next month.
Terminator: Dark Fate also isn’t having a great weekend as the sci-fi film was knocked down to the #5 spot with $10.8 million, which likely means the film will indeed losing Paramount/Fox/Disney over $100-125+ million as previously reported by trade outlets.
It’s been a rough box office season in November, let’s hope it picks up once Frozen II comes around later in the month.
SOURCE: BOX OFFICE PRO