Blade Runner 2049 disappoints at USA box office

Blade Runner 2049 ends weekend slightly up on original box office estimates

Blade Runner 2049 ends weekend slightly up on original box office estimates

What's worth bearing in mind is that the original Blade Runner actually didn't do well at all at the box office, making a paltry $28 million in the US.

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.

A worldwide total of $82 million means the film isn't a complete bomb, but Warner Bros would have been hoping to pass $100 million over the opening weekend.

Though nominations for the Director and Best Actor and Actress categories in prestigious film competitions seem highly unlikely given that none of the performances don't seem as strong enough to gain enough support to make it to the top five of each list, Blade Runner 2049 is indubitably a technical masterpiece.

Pictured above is Harrison Ford, star of "Blade Runner" and it's sequel, "Blade Runner: 2049". 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. "It's a tough one, because Denis made a handsome movie", Warners domestic distribution chief Jeff Goldstein said. There were also two other new films that finished in the top four for the weekend.

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"We did well in the major and high-profile markets", he added.

To further narrow things down, we included only one movie per franchise. Sony is handling foreign distribution and saw the opening weekend top $50 million. Focus Features' expansion of Judi Dench's "Victoria & Abdul" came in 8th with $4.2 million at 732 locations.

Scott is a producer this time around, but he had his hands in the film's development, along with "Blade Runner" scribe Hampton Fancher (who co-writes here with Michael Green).

The Chinese comedy Never Say Die took $66m globally to top the global box office, pushing Kingsman: The Golden Circle into second place.

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