One week after "Motherless Brooklyn" disappointed the box office, Warner Bros. has another flop in the form of "Doctor Sleep." The horror film staged by Mike Flanagan, based on Stephen King's The Shining episode, was followed by a $ 25 million debut debut, but its $ 14 million opening weekend was well below that mark. While the $ 50 million production of "Doctor Sleep" is a rescue, Deadline estimates that the film is expected to lose between $ 20 million and $ 30 million for Warner Bros.
"Doctor Sleep" now joins "The Goldfinch", "Gemini Man". and "Terminator: Dark Fate" as one of the great studio tent pole flops of the fall, but King does not want to be remembered like that.
In the midst of headlines over the weekend, King takes notice of the bombings on "Doctor Sleep" on social media to share a defense of the film. Author Matt Serafini encouraged "Doctor Sleep" friends to share positive thoughts online to drown out the movie box office negativity.
"If you like Doctor Sleep, do not spend a weekend wiping over the box office," wrote Serafini. "Talk about the movie, what you dug up, and inspire others to watch the movie. Let your mastery be meaningful in this way. Do not let everyone's hard work be immediately reduced to numbers and defined by numbers. King shared Serafini's opinion with his own 5.5 million followers, adding: "Agree. It's a great movie. Take a friend and find the mood. "
King initially hesitated to allow Flanagan to head" Doctor Sleep ". The filmmaker took on the adaptation of King's novel while incorporating some of the icons familiar in Stanley's Kubrick's The Shining movie adaptation. King never supported Kubrick's film, so he understandably dared to recreate Flanagan Kubrick's version of settings like the Overlook Hotel. The two not only found similarities for the film, but King has since been an advocate of "Doctor Sleep".
King continued to champion "Doctor Sleep" after tapping, tweeting. "I mostly write books and hope for the best. Apart from the box office, Mike Flanagan's film is excellent. If people choose not to leave, that's their choice, but if something is good, I cheer them on. "
" Doctor Sleep "is the third known Stephen King movie of the year after" Pet Sematary "and" It Chapter Two ". "The film is now in the cinemas nationwide.
Agree. It's a great movie. Take a friend and dig the mood. https://t.co/XFadkP8NIC[19659002<-StephenKing(@StephenKing) November 9, 2019
I mainly write books and hope for the best. Apart from the box office, Mike Flanagan's film is excellent. If people choose not to leave, that's their choice, but if something's good, I fire it. https://t.co/i3dCnF8dhA[19659002[-StephenKing(@StephenKing) November 11, 2019