Blade Runner 2049 has weak opening despite strong reviews

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The Kate Winslet-Idris Elba adventure romance The Mountain Between Us debuted in second with $10.1 million. Warner Bros. Blade Runner 2049, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, failed to pull in moviegoers beyond fans of the 1982 original. The horror hit It followed in third with $9.7 million in its fifth week. and Sony Pictures, which collaborated on the Alcon Entertainment production, had targeted closer to a $50 million opening. The problem Blade Runner 2049 ran into is clear from opening weekend data. © The Associated Press, 2017 The audience was overwhelmingly male and over the age of 25. Blade Runner 2049 opened surprisingly weakly at the North American box office, debuting with an estimated $31.5 million US. That’s a disappointing start for a highly touted, well-reviewed sequel that cost at least $155 million to make.