Studio Weekend Estimates: MIDWAY Surprises at No. 1 w/ $17.5M; DOCTOR SLEEP Underperforms w/ $14.1M; PLAYING WITH FIRE ($12.8M) and LAST CHRISTMAS ($11.6M) Post Respectable Debutshttps://t.co/5nbtVqZ5z4— Boxoffice Pro (@BoxOffice) November 10, 2019
Roland Emmerich's new WWII drama Midway surprised at the box office by taking the #1 spot with $17.5 million, a much higher than anticipated number. While the film was poorly reviewed, the heavily older male audience lead it to a "A" Cinemascore. Its surprise weekend aside, the film has a $100 million budget, so still has ways to go before it can be considered a real success.
Doctor Sleep, the sequel to the beloved Shining, didn't do so hot, though, coming at #2 with $14.1 million. The film scored a "B+" Cinemascore.
John Cena's family comedy Playing with Fire came in third at $12.8 million, while Emilia Clarke's Last Christmas came in 4th with $11.6. Neither film scored well with critics, but with the holidays aproaching, Last Christmas will probably fare better in the end.
Meanwhile, Terminator Dark Fate dropped 63% from its opening last week, and JoJo Rabbit and Parasite continue their impressive runs.
On the platform release side, Shia LaBeouf's autobiographical Honey Boy scored close to $289,000 with a whopping $72,000 pta from 4 theaters.
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