One week after “Motherless Brooklyn
” disappointed the box office, Warner Bros.
has yet another flop in the form of “Doctor Sleep
.” The Mike Flanagan
-directed horror film based on Stephen King
’s “The Shining
” sequel was tracking for a debut in the $25 million range, but its opening weekend came in well below that mark with a dismal $14 million total. While “Doctor Sleep’s” $50 million production is a saving grace, Deadline
reports the film is expected to lose between $20 million and $30 million for Warner Bros
” now joins “The Goldfinch
,” “Gemini Man
,” and “Terminator: Dark Fate
” as one of the fall’s big studio tentpole flops, but that’s not how King wants it to be remembered.
Amidst headlines over the weekend bringing attention to “Doctor Sleep
” bombing at the box office, King took to social media to share a defense of the film. Author Matt Serafini
encouraged “Doctor Sleep