'Blade Runner 2049' Crashes at Box Office


Besides, who knows, Blade Runner 2049 might jump into the Academy Awards the same way George Miller's dystopian science fiction movie Mad Max: Fury Road did back in 2015.

Instead, the movie's earnings fell short due to a lengthy 163-minute running time, less traction among younger moviegoers than anticipated, and shortfalls in the Midwest, South and smaller markets.

Warner Brothers Studio's "Blade Runner 2049" easily topped the domestic box office this weekend, taking in $32.75 million from 4,075 theaters according to Box Office Mojo.

The film rolled out in most major markets over the weekend, grossing a strong, but not spectacular, Dollars 50.2 million for a global bow of USD 81.5 million.

Blade Runner 2049 has made far less than expected on its opening weekend at the U.S. box office.

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Blade Runner 2049 sees Harrison Ford reprising the role of Rick Deckard alongside Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto and Edward James Olmos. Regardless of how lovely it is and how admirably well made, it missed the magic that turns something from artistically of merit to financially successful.

"We did well in the major and high-profile markets", he added. There were also two other new films that finished in the top four for the weekend.

There's more than a little truth to it, though, and we can only hope that it is a wrong that's righted in the near future. Sony is handling foreign distribution and saw the opening weekend top $50 million.

This comes from 4,058 screens against a reported budget of $150 million. Reviews have been mixed, earning the film a 46 per cent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Fox's third weekend of "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" come in 5th with $8.7 million while Universal's second weekend of "American Made" came in 6th place, followed by Warner's third weekend of "The Lego Ninjago Movie" with $7 million.