Hollywood is desperate for a giant box office success. Despite the huge numbers of summer superhero films, it’s been a lackluster stretch for studios and theaters. However, that may change with the opening of a highly anticipated sequel.
According to Deadline, Blade Runner 2049 is currently projected for a $100 million worldwide opening weekend. The numbers breakdown to $45 million domestic, with the rest coming from its international audience.
The film is a sequel to the 1982 sci-fi cult classic starring Harrison Ford, who reprises his role in the new movie.
Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, Mackenzie Davis and Sylvia Hoeks, Blade Runner 2049 opens Oct. 6.
Will you be watching Blade Runner 2049 opening weekend?
Source: Comic Book Resources