War epic 'Midway' bests 'Doctor Sleep' at the box office

Ewan Mc Gregor stars in his first-ever horror  suspense film 'Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep.' Handout

Ewan Mc Gregor stars in his first-ever horror suspense film 'Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep.' Handout

In a surprise box office win, Roland Emmerich's World War I epic "Midway" took down the competition in North America to land in first place with US$17.5 million. Doctor Sleep opened to a measly $14.1 million, nowhere near it's $50 million budget. The crowded schedule didn't help any of the new releases this week, and they will have to battle three new movies that are scheduled to hit theaters next weekend. Older males represented 60% of "Midway's " opening weekend crowd.

The Roland Emmerich-directed film had a $100 million budget, and stars Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore, Ed Skrein and Nick Jonas, and was timed for release in the USA for Veteran's Day. The films split the box office total, and while "Midway" came out on top, it was a close race.

However, moviegoers seemed more enthusiastic about "Midway", giving it an A CinemaScore, while "Doctor Sleep" landed a B+.

Elsewhere, Playing with Fire starring John Cena and Keegan Michael-Key ranked third at the box office, pulling in $12.8 million, but flopped critically with a 24% on Rotten Tomatoes. The holiday rom-com "Last Christmas" opened in fourth-place this weekend, bringing in $11.6M at 3,448 locations. Terminator: Dark Fate continues to struggles, falling 65% this weekend to $10.1 million making its total $47 million.

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