Warner Bros. The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep drew $1.5M last night from showtimes that began at 6PM.
In the post It era of the feature adaptations of Stephen King’s canon, Doctor Sleep is 75% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, a grade that’s higher than the latest Pet Sematary and It Chapter Two‘s 63% fresh. Horror fans typically come out first to these pics, and Screen Engine/Comscore’s PostTrak last night showed 4 stars and a 56% definite recommend which is solid. The over 35 audience which turned out at 41% enjoyed the movie more with grades exceeding 85%. Quads broken out are Men 25+ leading at 42% (79% grade), females 25+ 29% (77% grade), females under 25 who are typical fans of genre only showed up at 15% (60%) and guys under 25 at 14% (88% grade). Pic plays to today at 3,855.
Lionsgate/AGC Studios’ Midway drew $925K at previews in 2,600 locations. As expected, pic’s Thursday night is being compared to 12 Strong which made $900K from 7PM showtimes and turned in an opening weekend of $15.8M.
Universal’s Last Christmas made $575K last night from 7PM shows in 2,700 theaters.