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Blade Runner Failed to Meet Expectations

Blade Runner Failed to Meet ExpectationsBlade Runner Failed to Meet Expectations

‘Blade Runner 2049’ took the top spot at box office this weekend, but it still failed to meet expectations.

The sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic brought in an estimated $31.5 million during its opening in North America. That’s way less than the $50 million it was expected pull for its debut, CNN reported.

The sluggish box office numbers come as a bit of surprise, since the film has gotten universal acclaim from both critics and audiences. The film holds an 89% score on the review site Rotten Tomatoes; while winning an A- (minus) on the website of Cinema Score who takes in audience feedback.

The movie also reportedly had a pricey budget of at least $150 million - another reason why the box office haul wasn’t great news.

The film, which was co-financed by Alcon Entertainment and Sony with Warner Bros. handling domestic distribution and Sony taking over international distribution, stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.

One major factor that may have hurt the film’s box office was its lengthy run time: 2 hours and 43 minutes.


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