5 Reasons ‘Doctor Sleep’ Snoozed at the Box Office

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5 Reasons ‘Doctor Sleep’ Snoozed at the Box Office
For a second straight weekend, a movie from a major studio has disappointed at the box office. But while the struggles of “Terminator: Dark Fate” were somewhat of a surprise, the sluggish numbers for “Doctor Sleep” are a shock.

Made on a $50 million budget, “Doctor Sleep” was tracking to earn a solid $25 million to $30 million in its opening weekend. But that ended up being way off the mark: It only made $14 million from 3,855 screens.

The disappointment came despite plenty of positive signs for the film. It had a 75% critics score and 90% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and ringing endorsements from Stephen King, who called it one of his favorite film adaptations of his books, and stars like LeBron James.

Also Read: How 'Doctor Sleep' Star Ewan McGregor Overcame His Worries About Following 'The Shining'

“I’m really baffled by this one,” said comScore analyst Paul Dergarabedian.
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