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|October 19, 2017|
Movies: 'Blade Runner 2049' careens off course
HOLLYWOOD - Despite strong reviews and an A- CinemaScore, Denis Villeneuve's big-budget sequel Blade Runner 2049 careened off course in its debut even while placing No. 1.
The long-awaited follow-up to Ridley Scott's 1982 cult classic grossed $31.5 million, a dismal start for a movie that cost $150 million to make after tax rebates and incentives, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The romantic-adventure drama The Mountain Between Us, starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet, placed No 2. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad, the $35 million film tells the tale of two strangers who are stranded in the wilderness after surviving a plane crash. Beau Bridges and Dermot Mulroney also star in the pic.
My Little Pony came in fourth behind the horror sensation It, which is now the biggest horror film of all time.
Among award contenders, Stephen Frears' Victoria & Abdul moved into the top 10.
Fox Searchlight's Battle of the Sexes slipped to No. 10.
Story Date: October 15, 2017