“Doctor Sleep” earns some frantic Monday morning quarterbacking

It has a brand name author and is a sequel to a cult classic. So “Doctor Sleep” should have been the latest Stephen King adaptation to blow up the box office — tracking data suggested. Audiences were aware and interested, or so the studio believed.

It was supposed to do $25-30 million. It opened to $14.1 million domestically and lost to Roland Emmerich’s “Midway” spectacle.

Veterans turning out for a Veterans Day tale? Stephen King fatigue?

Too long between original and sequel?

Too long for its target audience?

Via THR “Here’s how Hollywood is reacting to the shocking upset.” https://t.co/PJLlkeK8ML https://twitter.com/THR/status/1193901224472567808?s=20

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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