Blade Runner 2049 gets off to a solid start at the box office after grossing $4 million in Thursday night preview screenings. Like most attempts to follow-up cult classic films, the initial prospect of a Blade Runner sequel was met trepidatiously by fans. However, as trailers began to tease the moody and atmospheric sequel from director Denis Villeneuve, the general outlook towards Blade Runner 2049 began to improve. That might be an understatement at this stage, seeing as reviews for the film have so far been glowing.

Blade Runner 2049 is currently Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 94% approval rating from critics. Once fans pour into the theaters and see it this weekend, word of mouth could ...

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