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“Midway” Leads US Friday Box Office, “Doctor Sleep” Disappoints, “Last Christmas,” “Playing With Fire” Modest

“Midway” will win the US box office race.

None of the major newcomers is posting massive numbers at the US box office, but one will claim first place this weekend.

That chart-topping newcomer is “Midway.” The film led the Friday box office with $6.3 million, and it should close the weekend in the $17-20 million range.

“Doctor Sleep,” which realistically should have been expected to win the weekend, is posting disappointing numbers. The film took second place with $5.2 million on Friday, and it will likely finish the weekend in the $11.5-14 million range.

“Last Christmas” (#3 with $4.1 million Friday, $10.5-12.5 million weekend) and “Playing With Fire” (#4 with $3.6 million Friday, $10.5-12.5 million weekend) are on track for similarly modest bows, but neither came with the hype of “Doctor Sleep.”

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