'Blade Runner 2049' Pulls in Older Guys, But Few Others - NECN

'Blade Runner 2049' Pulls in Older Guys, But Few Others

The problem "Blade runner 2049" ran into is clear from opening-weekend data. The audience was overwhelmingly male and over the age of 25

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Clear the Air
    Stephen Vaughan/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP
    This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ryan Gosling, left, and Harrison Ford in a scene from "Blade Runner 2049."

    "Blade Runner 2049" opened surprisingly weakly at the North American box office, debuting with an estimated $31.5 million.

    That's a disappointing start for a highly touted, well-reviewed sequel that cost at least $155 million to make. Warner Bros. 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 audience was overwhelmingly male and over the age of 25. "Blade Runner 2049," starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, failed to pull in moviegoers beyond fans of the 1982 original.

    The Kate Winslet-Idris Elba adventure romance "The Mountain Between Us" debuted in second with $10.1 million. The horror hit "It" followed in third with $9.7 million in its fifth week.

    Marry Me? Surprise Proposal Highlights Emmys Night

    [NATL] 'I Want You To Be My Wife': Surprise Proposal Highlights Emmys Night

    "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" swept the Emmys and HBO's "Game of Thrones" came back with a "Best Drama" win during TV's biggest night. But it was director Glenn Weiss who provided the most touching highlight of the night after he pulled off a successful proposal to his girlfriend, Jen Svendsen, as the cameras rolled on-stage.

    (Published 4 hours ago)