The film Blade Runner 2049 Quebec filmmaker Denis Villeneuve have not been as dominant at the box office than anticipated.
Denis Villeneuve’s new science fiction film starring Ryan Gosling raised $ 31.5 million during his opening weekend in the United States and Canada. Experts expected revenues in the range of 45 to 55 million.
Despite extraordinary criticism, moviegoers did not storm North American theaters during the weekend that marked the long Thanksgiving holiday in Canada.
To these North American figures, Blade Runner 2049 can also add international revenues of 50.2 million. This first broadcast weekend will allow the film to fill more than 50% of its production budget (150 million).
Asked if he was disappointed with the first results obtained by his new film, Denis Villeneuve mentioned that he “did not do marketing, but cinema”.
Blade Runner 2049 still flew over the competition during this first weekend. The Mountain between Us, another novelty, and ranked second with 10.1 million, while the horror films it continues its momentum with 9.7 million more in revenue.