How many of you went to the movie theater over the weekend? Were you happy with what you saw? Did you pick the right movie? Here are the weekend numbers from ABC AirPower. . .
Blade Runner 2049‘s estimated $31.5 million won the weekend box office, despite falling far below industry projections which had been in the $45-55 million range. The sci-fi thriller — starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford — fared better overseas, where it earned an estimated $50.2 million.
One of the week’s other debuts — The Mountain Between Us, starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba — finished in second place with an estimated $10.1 million haul.
It took third place with an estimated $9.65 million.
Another one of the weekend’s new releases, the animated My Little Pony: The Movie — featuring the voices of Liev Schreiber, Michael Pena, Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Taye Diggs and Zoe Saldana — bowed in fourth place with an estimated $8.8 million.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle rounded out the top five, earning an estimated $8.1 million.
The Florida Project, opening in limited release, impressed in its debut, earning an estimated $152,622.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:
1. Blade Runner 2049, $31.5 million
2. The Mountain Between Us, $10.1 million
3. It, $9.65 million
4. My Little Pony: The Movie, $8.8 million
5. Kingsman: The Golden Circle, $8.1 million
6. American Made, $8 million
7. The LEGO Ninjago Movie, $6.75 million
8. Victoria and Abdul, $4.1 million
9. Flatliners, $3.8 million
10. Battle of the Sexes, $2.4 million