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