Monday, October 09, 2017

'Blade Runner 2049' Struggles to $31.5 Million Opening Weekend

'Blade Runner 2049' Struggles to $31.5 Million Opening Weekend

"The dystopian sequel, arriving 35 years after the original, crash landed over its three-day opening, falling well below even the most modest of expectations."

(If you'll recall, the original was also a box office dud. It grossed only $6 million in its opening weekend. It opened in second place, dropped to fourth, then dropped to eighth.)

I went to it with a woman who never saw the original. She found it slow and depressing. No post-cinema sex for me!

The market research kinda indicates that I should have seen that coming:

"The audience skewed heavily male, playing to an audience that was 71% male vs. 29% female, of which 63% of the total audience was over the age of 35."

In other words, it's a movie for old white guys who admire the original.

Sigh.

In case you missed my comments on the movie itself, and assuming you're interested, they were buried inside a thread.

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