Pairing Ryan Gosling (La La Land, Drive) with Blade Runner star Harrison Ford wasn’t as big a draw as Warner Bros Pictures anticipated. Blade Runner 2049, the 2017 sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic, finished its opening weekend with a box office take well below what was expected. Prior to the film’s release, most prognosticators had the film opening in the $50 million range. Instead, over its first three days the sequel pulled in just $30 million domestically.
The weekend’s other big release, The Mountain Between Us, shared a similar fate. The action thriller starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba also didn’t live up to box office expectations, although those who did pay for tickets seemed to enjoy the film from director Hany Abu-Assad (The Idol). Both The Mountain Between Us and Blade Runner 2049 earned A- CinemaScore.
Box Office Top 10: October 6-8, 2017
- Blade Runner 2049 – $31,525,000
- The Mountain Between Us – $10,100,000
- It – $9,655,000
- My Little Pony: The Movie – $8,800,000
- Kingsman: The Golden Circle – $8,100,000
- American Made – $8,073,000
- The LEGO Ninjago Movie – $6,750,000
- Victoria and Abdul – $4,142,000
- Flatliners – $3,800,000
- Battle of the Sexes – $2,400,000