Box Office: “Midway” to Defeat “Doctor Sleep”

Luke Kleintank and Ed Skrein in "Midway"

The independent action movie is looking to take over the No. 1 spot from the supernatural thriller. 

It looks like we’re heading to a surprise upset with Roland Emmerich’s Midway exceeding expectations and Doctor Sleep, well, falling short of them.

Per multiple outlets, Midway grossed $6.3 million on Friday for a projected debut $21 million for the weekend, while Doctor Sleep is looking to gross about $18 million — well under expectations of $25 million to $30 million. 

Midway is said to be one of the most expensive independent movies ever made. But that didn’t help it impress critics which have given it a 35% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Battling for third place is Universal’s Last Christmas, starring Henry Golding and Emilia Clarke, and Paramount’s family-friendly Playing With Fire, both expected to earn circa $13 million.