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'Blade Runner 2049' Crashes at Box Office

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Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Ryan Gosling, and Ana de Armas in Blade Runner 2049 (2017) (IMDb)

By    |   Monday, 09 October 2017 11:07 AM

"Blade Runner 2049" crashed at the box office with a disappointing $31.5 million debut over the weekend.

Tracking estimates initially projected the Denis Villeneuve directed sci-fi film to be on par with debut earnings of 2015's "Mad Max: Fury Road," which raked in $45 million, The Wrap noted.

Needless to say "Blade Runner 2049" has gotten off to a disappointing start, despite positive feedback.

Between Thursday's previews and Friday's screenings, the film made $12.7 and by Saturday revenue had dropped 11 percent to $11.4 million.

This comes from 4,058 screens against a reported budget of $150 million.

"Blade Runner: 2049" is the highly anticipated follow-up to Ridley Scott's 1982 cult classic, set 30 years later. An LAPD officer unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos.

The film features a solid cast including Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Jared Leto and "some of the most intricate and expensive production design and cinematography in recent memory," Collider noted, adding that "every image feels like a painting, and the sound design and score are similarly best enjoyed in a theatrical experience."

Furthermore, "Blade Runner: 2049" received an A- CinemaScore, which is why critics are somewhat baffled at the film's box office results.

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