Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic, had a solid opening at the North American box office on Thursday night, grossing $4 million, with $800,00 of that coming from IMAX showings.
Currently, Blade Runner 2049 is looking at a gross between $45 million and $50 million for the weekend. The film’s Thursday numbers are higher than those of 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road ($3.7 million) and this year’s Alien Covenant ($4.2 million), as well as other October releases such as The Martian ($2.5 million) and Gravity ($1.4 million).
Have you had the chance to see Blade Runner 2049 yet? If so, make sure to sound-off your thoughts on the film below!
The film stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto and Barkhad Abdi. 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 quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for thirty years.
Blade Runner 2049 is now playing in theaters everywhere. Make sure to check out our spoiler-free review of the film before checking it out this weekend.
7 Movies Still Worth Catching In Theaters In 2017
The 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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