Weekend Box Office: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Wins Weekend, But Underwhelms

Weekend Box Office

Alcon Entertainment/Sony’s Blade Runner 2049 via Warner Bros. opened in first place domestically with a very disappointing $31.5 million, considering it cost a hefty $150 million to make. The film’s 163-minute running time limits the number of times it can play in theaters per day and is therefore not likely to break $100 million in North America over its entire domestic run.

Still, the highly anticipated sci-fi sequel did receive an A- CinemaScore. 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, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto.

Elsewhere, the new adventure romance The Mountain Between Us, starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba, finished at a second place slot this weekend with an OK $10.1 million against a budget of $35 million. The 20th Century Fox release also received an A- CinemaScore.

Coming in third is New Line’s blockbuster It, which added $9.6 million domestically.

Lionsgate/Hasbro’s animated My Little Pony: The Movie debuted in fourth place with $8.8 million. Like Blade Runner and Mountain Between Us, it received an A- CinemaScore. The film is voiced by Kristin Chenoweth, Emily Blunt, Zoe Saldana, Taye Diggs, Liev Schreiber, Sia Furler, Uzo Aduba, Michael Pena, Andrea Libman, Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, and Cathy Weseluck.

Fox’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle rounded out the top five with an estimated $8.1 million, taking its domestic cume just shy of $80 million.

Check out the full Top 10 chart below:

1. “Blade Runner 2049” — $31.5 million
2. “The Mountain Between Us” — $10.1 million
3. “It” — $9.6 million ($304 mil.)
4. “My Little Pony: The Movie” — $8.8 million
5. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” — $8.1 million ($79.9 mil.)
6. “American Made” — $8 million ($30.4 mil.)
7. “The Lego Ninjago Movie” — $6.7 million ($43.8 mil.)
8. “Victoria and Abdul” — $4.1 million ($5.9 mil)
9. “Flatliners” — $3.8 million ($12.3 mil.)
10. “Battle Of The Sexes” — $2.4 million ($7.6 mil.)

The horror film Happy Death Day (Universal/Blumhouse) and the Jackie Chan film The Foreigner (STX) are scheduled to open next week, along with a Thurgood Marshall biopic Marshall (Open Road) in moderate release and Annapurna will deliver Professor Marston & the Wonder Women, the true story of how the Harvard-trained psychologist William Moulton Marston created the iconic Wonder Woman character.