Reviews have been spectacular for Blade Runner 2049 at 90% Certified fresh. Ditto for advance ticket sales. On Fandango, Blade Runner 2049 is outpacing Mad Max: Fury Road, Gravity, The Martian, Interstellar and Prometheus prior to opening weekend. Movietickets.com was also showing a similar streak with Blade Runner 2049 clicking ahead of Villeneuve’s previous film Arrival by 6x and last summer’s War for the Planet of the Apes ($56.3M opening) by 3x.
Gravity posted the first day of $17.48M back on Oct. 4, 2013, while The Martian earned $18.1M. However neither title holds October’s record opening day; that belongs to Paramount/Blumhouse’s 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.
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Blade Runner 2049 is another big-budget gamble for Alcon Entertainment following such $100M-plus budgeted pics Transcendence and Point Break and cash cows like Oscar winner. The Blind Side ($29M production cost, $309.2M global B.O.). Sony co-financed Blade Runner 2049 which reportedly carries a net production cost of $155M (some believe it’s higher) before P&A. Sony is opening the sequel in 61% of all foreign territories this weekend sans South Korea, China, and Japan. Sony’s contribution to the bottom line before tax credits and rebates is figured at $90M. You can also watch free movies online on putlocker here you can watch onlien latest movies. Warner Bros. is getting a domestic distribution fee around 10%. Originally, this project fired up 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 Scott’s 1982 film happen.
Also previewing tonight is 20th Century Fox/Chernin’s The Mountain Between Us which opens at 3,088 tomorrow and Lionsgate/Hasbro’s My Little Pony which will play at 2,528 locations. Fandango reported earlier this week that My Little Pony was outselling Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie ($23.8M opening), The Emoji Movie ($24.5M) and Smurfs: The Lost Village ($13.2M) at the same point in their pre-weekend sales cycles.