The estimated box office numbers for Blade Runner 2049‘s opening weekend have been lowered after the film had a disappointing Friday. The long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic has received overwhelmingly positive reviews, with Denis Villeneuve providing audiences with a faithful, expansive continuation.

While it’s a critical hit, it’s still unclear if it will be a financial one. The film cost a whopping $185 million to make, meaning that to break even the film needs to gross over $300 million worldwide (standard Hollywood math says marketing and associated costs essentially doubles the budget). Early predictions were strong, with it suggested the film would open domestically ...

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