Blade Runner 2049 has received glowing reviews, with a 90% Certified Fresh rating. The buzz around the film is evident in its advance ticket sales, which are outpacing other hit films such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Gravity, The Martian, Interstellar, and Prometheus prior to its opening weekend. Movie is even clicking ahead of Villeneuve’s previous film, Arrival, by 6x, and War for the Planet of the Apes by 3x on Movietickets.com.
While Blade Runner 2049 may have high expectations, it’s not the first film to generate significant buzz in October. In 2013, Gravity posted a first-day box office collection of $17.48M, while The Martian earned $18.1M. However, neither title holds October’s record opening day; that belongs to Paranormal Activity 3 which cleared $26.3M and went on to post a three-day of $52.6M, the third-best debut for the month.
Blade Runner 2049 is a big-budget film by Alcon Entertainment, following their previous $100M+ budgeted movies Transcendence and Point Break, and cash cows like Oscar winner, The Blind Side. Sony co-financed the movie with a net production cost of $155M, with some speculating that it’s higher. Sony is releasing the movie in 61% of all foreign territories this weekend except South Korea, China, and Japan. Sony’s contribution to the bottom line before tax credits and rebates is around $90M. Warner Bros. is receiving a domestic distribution fee of approximately 10%.
Blade Runner 2049: The Sequel to Scott’s 1982 Film
The production of Movie began six years ago when Alcon heads Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson secured franchise rights from Bud and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, including TV and ancillaries. In sum, it took a village to make this sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 film happen.
Blade Runner 2049: Movie Review, Cast, and Direction
Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, and Robin Wright. The film is directed by Denis Villeneuve, who is known for his work on Prisoners, Sicario, and Arrival. Blade Runner 2049’s plot takes place thirty years after the events of the first Blade Runner film. Ryan Gosling plays a new Blade Runner, LAPD Officer K, who discovers a dark secret that could potentially throw society into chaos. He sets out on a mission to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD Blade Runner who has been missing for thirty years.
Blade Runner 2049 is expected to be a massive hit in theaters, and its popularity can be attributed to the anticipation surrounding its release. Fans of the original Blade Runner film are eager to see what Villeneuve has in store for them with this highly anticipated sequel. The movie is also receiving critical acclaim for its visual effects, cinematography, and performances by the cast. Blade Runner 2049 is a must-see movie for science fiction fans and anyone who appreciates a well-crafted blockbuster.