Box Office: October 6-8, 2017
Blade Runner 2049 was Number One at the box office over the weekend with $31.5 Million. This was an easy win for the sequel to Blade Runner as there is nothing else like this film in theaters. The Mountain Between Us premiered in Second Place with $10.1 Million. That take had to be a disappointment to the producers of The Mountain Between Us, who were probably expecting a premiere in the mid-$20 Million range. It was Third with $9.6 Million for $304.9 Million so far. World-wide, It has made $604 Million. My Little Pony: The Movie premiered in Fourth Place with $8.8 Million. Kingsman: The Golden Circle was Fifth with $8.1 Million. American Made, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Victoria and Abdul, Flatliners, and Battle of the Sexes rounded out the top ten respectively.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. A sequel to Blade Runner (1982), the film stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, with Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto in supporting roles. Set thirty years after the original film, the story depicts a replicant blade runner named K, who discovers the remains of a once-pregnant replicant. To prevent a possible war between species, K is secretly tasked with finding the child and destroying all evidence related to it, leading him to discover that the child bears a connection to missing blade runner Deckard.
The Mountain Between Us is a 2017 American romantice survival adventure film directed by Hany Abu-Assad and written by Chris Weitz and J. Mills Goodloe, based on the novel of the same name by Charles Martin. It stars Idris Elba and Kate Winslet as a surgeon and a journalist, respectively, who survive a plane crash, with a dog, and are stranded in High Uintas Wilderness with injuries and harsh weather conditions.
My Little Pony: The Movie is a 2017 animated musical fantasy film based on the television series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, which was developed as part of the 2010 re-launch of the My Little Pony franchise by Hasbro. The film is a remake of the 1986 original of the same name. It was directed by Jayson Thiessen and co-written and exec-produced by Meghan McCarthy, both Friendship Is Magic veterans. In addition to the series’ regular voice cast of Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain and Cathy Weseluck, the film also features Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba and Zoe Saldana.
Next week sees the release of: Happy Death Day, The Foreigner, Marshall, Goodbye Christopher Robin, and a plethora of independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly Now In-Theater column. A preview: with its Number One win last week, and the curious intrigued, Blade Runner 2049 should be Number One at the box office next weekend.
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