‘Doctor Sleep’ Set To Lose $20M+ For Warner Bros. In Trio Of Fall Duds (But ‘Joker’ & ‘It Chapter Two’ To Deliver $600M+ In Profit)
Finance sources tell us today that Warner Bros.’ weekend Stephen King upset Doctor Sleep is poised to lose around $20M after all ancillaries, should it earn $100M at the global box office.If ticket sales are lower, in the $80M range, then the loss swells to around $30M+.
This comes after the grand under-performance of the mid-$50M Warner Bros.
horror production, a studio which often hits home runs in the horror field off its New Line label, not to mention it’s the third dud from the Burbank lot in a row this fall after wide releases The Goldfinch (a reported $50M loss) and Motherless Brooklyn.By comparison, the reboot of King’s Pet Sematary from Paramount made over $112M WW back in the spring off a $21M production cost.
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