by Shazwan Zulkiffli
Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 performed poorly on its opening week, grabbing only $31.5 million in the first week.
Blade Runner 2049 competes against the reboot of Stephen King’s iconic thriller, IT and fairly mediocre espionage flick Kingsman: The Golden Circle but failed to beat the two giants in a three-way battle.
Despite the praises from critics and ratings up to 8.6/10 on IMDB and 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, it seems like Blade Runner’s nostalgic appeal and Harrison Ford-Ryan Gosling’s passing of the torch wasn’t enough to attract new fans to the cinema. Sadly, the first Blade Runner suffered almost the same fate as sceptics weren’t impressed with the production, although the movie left quite a mark in pop culture.
It’s not too late to watch Blade Runner 2049. The film is available in all theaters across the country.