Box Office: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Expected To Take Second Place

Blade Runner 2049In its second weekend at the box office, it looks like Blade Runner 2049 will not retain its top spot, and will slot in second behind new release Happy Death Day.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that the sci-fi sequel will drop a projected 56% from last week’s haul, and will pull in around $14 million. This is fairly disappointing when looking at the $150 million budget for the film, though it continues to be a critical darling. It would not be a stretch to see this film nominated for some of the technical superlatives come awards season.

Happy Death Day, which is taking over the top spot, will gross approximately $26 million this weekend after taking in $11.6 million on Friday. The horror flick is about a woman who is forced to relive her day of murder over-and-over until she discovers who her killer is. Yet again, we have another horror film winning the weekend, which shows the genre’s continued popularity.

Jackie Chan’s new film, The Foreigner, will place third with $12 million. The action movie has already grossed $88 million worldwide against a $35 million budget, making it a success before its domestic debut.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is rolling out in a limited release this weekend and is expected to take in $800,000. The biopic details the life of the creator of DC Comic’s Wonder Woman, and the women who inspired the iconic character.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Barkhad Abdi, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.

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 in theaters. You can check out our own Nick Kazden’s review of the film here.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

5 Reasons We’re Excited For ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

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Thor: RagnarokGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out on home media and Spider-Man: Homecoming has been playing in theaters for a while now, so it’s time to look forward to the next Marvel movies, the first being Thor: Ragnarok.

The trailer for the film is incredible. The vibe, the action, the set-design, the soundtrack, every element of the trailer screams, “This is a different kind of Thor movie.”

And that’s exactly what we need. Thor: The Dark World was the most easily forgettable Marvel sequel, only distinguishable from the original for its use of fan-favorite villain Loki. Thor: Ragnarok looks poised to switch up the formula, seeming more like a fun intergalactic romp than a brooding space epic.

Judging from the trailer and other positive buzz, there’s plenty of cause to be excited for Thor: Ragnarok. Here are the 5 reasons why. Click next to get started!

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