Blade Runner 2049 Falls Short Of Expectations But Debuts At Number 1

“Blade Runner 2049” fell short of  expectations in North American but still blew away the competition and was Number 1 at the Box Office taking in an estimated $31.5 million. That’s a disappointing debut for a movie with a budget of $155 million to make. Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures in collaboration Alcon Entertainment production projected $45-55 million opening. Internationally, “Blade Runner” met overseas expectations, debuting with an estimated 50.2 Million in 63 markets. “Blade” opens in South Korea next week followed by an October 27 opening in Japan and a November 10 opening in China. Ryan Gosling stars in “Blade Runner 2049” along with Harrison Ford who was in the 1982 original plus supporting roles from Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto and more. The Kate Winslet-Idris Elba adventure romance “The Mountain Between Us” debuted in second with $10.1 million and the horror smash “IT” came in third spot with $9.7 million in its fifth week pushing its domestic total to $304.9 million. “IT” added another $19.8 million internationally, taking its overseas total to $298.8 million making it the largest international horror release of all-time and taking its global cume to a massive $603.7 million according to Box Office Mojo. Rounding out the Top 5 at the weekend “My Little Pony” took in $8.8 Million and “Kingsman” with $8.1 Million.

Source: AP/ Box Office Mojo

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