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

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

Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst with comScore, said: "The core of enthusiastic and loyal "Blade Runner" fans were over 25 and predominantly male, and propelled the film as expected to the top spot, but a lengthy running time and lesser interest among females made it tougher for the film to reach the original weekend box office projections". It's a tough one, because Denis made a lovely movie.

The animated My Little Pony trotted in with a modest US$8.8 million, slightly above forecasts.

The film, starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, is pacing towards a three-day weekend opening of $36.5 million, according to Deadline. Considering it reportedly cost somewhere north of $150m (with marketing on top of that), that will not make for comfortable reading.

Despite glowing reviews, the big budget follow-up to cult sci-fi classic Blade Runner failed to impress at the box office on its opening weekend.

Warning: There are SPOILERS ahead for Blade Runner 2049.

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

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 audience for it was narrower than we anticipated".

Fox 2000 and Chernin Entertainment's romantic-adventure drama "The Mountain Between Us", starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet, scaled to only Dollars 10.1 million from 3,068 theaters and placed itself on 2nd position.

The Mountain Between Us is a 2017 American romantice survival adventure film directed by Hany Abu-Assad and written by Chris Weitz and J. Mills Goodloe, based on the novel of the same name by Charles Martin. Based on the Hasbro toys and TV series, the movie's voice cast includes Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Uzo Aduba, and Sia.

The above suggests that Leto is well aware that not only were his appearances in both "Suicide Squad" and "Blade Runner 2049" on the short side, but that they were so prominent in the promotion and trailers that he and his fans ultimately felt a little underwhelmed when they weren't really added to in the released film.