In a surprise number one Lionsgate’s Midway opened at the top of the weekend box office with an estimated $17.5 million. The film an history action drama and is the story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.
The film that everyone had expected to come out on top Doctor Sleep from Warner Bros. debuted in the second place spot with $14.1 million. The film is from author Stephen King and is the sequel to The Shining.
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ family comedy Playing with Fire opened in the number three spot with an estimated $12.8 million while Universal’s holiday themed flick Last Christmas opened in fourth place with $11.6 million.
Rounding out the top five was Paramount Pictures’ Terminator: Dark Fate which slipped to fifth place in week two with another $10.8 million. The film has generate $48.5 million domestically in two weeks of release and a total of $199.3 million worldwide.
- Midway (Lionsgate) $17.5 million
- Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros.) $14.1 million
- Playing with Fire (Paramount) $12.8 million
- Last Christmas (Universal) $11.6 million
- Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount) $10.8 million
Next weekend will see a few wide releases all vying for eyeballs and wallets. Warner Bros. will open the drama The Good Liar in wide release while 20th Century Fox will open Ford v Ferrari in IMAX. Sony Pictures will also bring the rebooted Charlie’s Angels to the big screen.