Blade Runner 2049 disappoints with $31.5 million opening weekend

Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard in

Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard in"Blade Runner 2049. Alcon Entertainment

A few factors have been put forward: the R-rating limits its audience (though IT has the same rating); not giving away much in the trailers hasn't helped draw in many of today's crowds; and some people just refuse to watch any cerebral movie that goes on for almost three hours, no matter how good its reviews are.

Its 163-minute running time, limiting the number of screenings, was said to be one factor in the under-performance. Looking back at our pre-weekend comps, comparisons to films such as Oblivion and Edge of Tomorrow may have been more apt. It topped the United Kingdom box office, with sales above £6m.

Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto and Barkhad Abdi.

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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.

The original "Blade Runner", directed by Ridley Scott and starring Ford, was not a box office success when it launched to $32.9 million in 1982, but grew in stature and influence over the years.

According to PostTrack, males over 25 represented 50% of the audience and females over 25 were 27%, while males under 25 represented 15% of moviegoers and females under 25 were 8%. "Blade Runner 2049" saw first-place launches in the United Kingdom with $1.1 million, Russian Federation with $804,000, and Australia with $685,000.

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That tally was higher than the $44.6m for The Martian, starring Matt Damon, on its opening weekend in 2015. "It is a privilege to once again work on a Denis Villeneuve movie and showcase Quebec's talent on this major project", said Sébastien Moreau. "Alcon and Denis made an awesome movie".

The Chinese comedy Never Say Die took $66m globally to top the global box office, pushing Kingsman: The Golden Circle into second place. Global business on that film was negligible.

United Kingdom moviegoers have been its biggest fans, spending $40.7m (£31.1m) on tickets since its release on 8 September.

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