Published: Mon, October 09, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Darrell Mcdonald

Blade Runner 2049: Rodeo FX signs its fourth collaboration with Denis Villeneuve

Blade Runner 2049: Rodeo FX signs its fourth collaboration with Denis Villeneuve

Rounding out the 10 most-popular movies this weekend, in the USA and Canada, as estimated by the studios, were "My Little Pony: The Movie" (debuting at $8.8 million), "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" ($8.1 million), "American Made" ($8 million), "The Lego Ninjago Movie" ($6.8 million), "Victoria and Abdul" ($4.1 million), "Flatliners" ($3.8 million) and "Battle Of The Sexes" ($2.4 million). The film had a $6.15 million opening weekend and eventually went on to make $32.87 million total.

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

You can view this weekend's full box office results (via Box Office Mojo) below. This is likely due to the lack of understanding regarding the original Blade Runner, which like 2049, was a slower paced, poetic style film.

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

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Things were going on track for the film on Thursday when it brought in $4 million in previews, on par with other $45 million opening weekends like Mad Max: Fury Road, Tron: Legacy, and Prometheus. Those who did see the movie at least had positive thoughts, giving it an A- CinemaScore. "Alcon and Denis made an wonderful movie".

Fox's opening of survival drama "The Mountain Between Us", starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet, was the weekend's runner-up, coming in slightly below projections with a moderate $10.1 million at 3,088 venues. Reviews have been mixed, earning the film a 46% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Based on the Hasbro toys and TV series, the movie's voice cast includes Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Uzo Aduba, and Sia.

New release "My Little Pony" earned $3.0 million for third place, while "It" took fourth with $2.7 million. Focus Features' expansion of Judi Dench's "Victoria & Abdul" came in eighth with $4.1 million at 732 locations.

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