This weekend saw three major releases with the sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049, the drama The Mountain Between Us, and My Little Pony: The Movie.
In the number one spot by a long shot is Blade Runner 2049, but while it is at number one, it’s a less-than-ideal number. The film itself cost $150 million to make, and plus marketing and whatever those short films cost, it’ll likely need to break $400 million to break even. While the film could have strong legs in the long run, its haul of $31.5 million isn’t exactly a promising start. This is a smart sci-fi story, and sadly, if this doesn’t pick up in performance, Hollywood may see this as a sign that audiences aren’t interested in these types of movies, which frankly, they may not be on a mainstream level.
In number two is The Mountain Between Us, starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet. Sadly, the film hasn’t fared too well with critics, and its $10.1 million haul seems to reflect this. However, with its modest $35 million, if it does end up losing money, it won’t end up losing a whole lot for Fox.
In number three is IT, still holding on with an admirable $9.7 million. It’s also broken $600 million worldwide and $300 million domestically. What a testament to great filmmaking this is.
Below are the top 10 domestic films for the weekend:
- Blade Runner 2049 – Warner Bros. – $31.5M
- Mountain Between Us, The – 20th Century Fox – $10.1
- IT – Warner Bros. – $9.7M
- My Little Pony: The Movie – Lionsgate – $8.8M
- Kingsman: The Golden Circle – 20th Century Fox – $8.1M
- American Made – Universal – $8.1M
- LEGO Ninjago Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $6.8M
- Victoria and Abdul – Focus Features – $4.1M
- Flatliners – Sony – $3.8M
- Battle of the Sexes – 20th Century Fox – $2.4M
Worldwide numbers are forthcoming.
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SOURCE: Box Office Office