Box Office: Midway Defeats Doctor Sleep

In an underwhelming weekend at the box office, Doctor Sleep, Mike Flanagan’s sequel to The Shining (that honors both Stephen King’s pages and Stanley Kubrick’s vision) performed below expectations with an estimated $14.5 million domestic take.

Per Deadline, Doctor Sleep, which cost over $50 million to make, was expected to pull in over $25 million in its debut weekend.

Besting its lowest projections, and taking the number one spot, was Roland Emmerich’s WW II movie Midway, starring the ensemble cast of Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans, Ed Skrein, Nick Jonas, Patrick Wilson, Darren Criss, Aaron Eckhart, Mandy Moore, and Dennis Quaid.

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