‘Blade Runner 2049’ Outpacing ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ In Pre-Sale Tickets

Blade Runner 2049Fandango has revealed Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s original classic Blade Runner is considerably ahead of films such as Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, and Gravity in advanced ticket sales at the same point those films were in the Fandango sales cycle (one week before their release).

Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis released a statement regarding the film’s positive buzz which is helping to influence ticket sales. Blade Runner 2049 is being praised by critics as a mindblowing and breathtaking sci-fi masterpiece:

“Fandango is seeing strong advance ticket sales for ‘Blade Runner 2049’ as the film continues to attract great buzz. I personally think ‘2049’ is a sci-fi masterpiece; it’s the kind of visually mind-blowing, deep-cut genre filmmaking that we rarely see these days and it demands to be seen on the big screen.”

The sequel picks up thirty years after the events of the first film following the new Blade Runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling) after he discovers a terrible secret that could send what is left of society into chaos prompting him to go on a search for Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) who has been missing since we saw him escape with the replicant Rachel (Sean Young).

Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Denis Villeneuve. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista and Jared Leto. Here’s the official synopsis:

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters October 6, 2017.

7 Movies Still Worth Catching In Theaters In 2017

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Thor Ragnarok Justice League MoviesThe summer movie season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing films still coming out this year! It just opened the fall box office with a bang, earning the highest opening for a horror film, and there are quite a few films set to follow its lead. The holiday season in particular is always a great time for movies, with Oscar contenders and big-budget family-friendly movies being released simultaneously.

Of course, the movies on this list aren’t the only films coming out this year — they’re just some of the ones with the biggest marketing budget, making it easier for people to know they are coming out soon. So, if none of these movies seem interesting to you, do a little research and see if there are any great independent or foreign films coming to your local theaters!

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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV Reporter and the News Editor at Heroic Hollywood.