MovieTickets.com: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Leads ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ & ‘The Martian’ Company Presales

Their official press release:

At the same point in the advance sales cycle, “Blade Runner 2049” is selling at:

  • 6x the rate of Denis Villeneuve’s ARRIVAL (2016)

  • 3x the 2014 hit DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

  • 3x this summer’s well received WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

  • 2x the hit film THE MARTIAN from 2015

Boxoffice Staff

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    Reece October 03, 2017

    I’m not so sure, but could it open to a giant 100 million?

    Nobody thought IT would, but it made 123 million.. And Blade Runner reviews are great (85 Metacritic as of now), much better than IT, and it’s PG-13

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      Reece October 03, 2017

      Correction, it’s rated R, not pg13

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      navtej singh October 03, 2017

      it will be shocker of the year if it open anywhere near 100m

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      That Guy BoxOffice.com Keeps Blocking October 03, 2017

      Presales being double those of THE MARTIAN does not equal an opening double that of THE MARTIAN, especially given that BLADE RUNNER is a fan-driven property (whereas THE MARTIAN was a four-quadrant crowd-pleaser). The comparisons are encouraging and an opening above $60 million (an October record) is not out of the question, but given that this is a revival of a cult property that only earned an adjusted $83 million total in its original 1982 run, and a film that has been broadcasting its weirdness over its relatability, an opening on par with MAD MAX: FURY ROAD ($45 million) would be plenty commendable on its own. (Yes, yes, budget, but I think the studio behind IT and WONDER WOMAN could afford to take the hit – especially if BLADE RUNNER 2049 ends up becoming an Oscar darling.)

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        Powerful Ian October 04, 2017

        But Ryan Gosling.

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        Reece October 04, 2017

        After seeing IT be expected to make 70 million MAX., then making million 123 million, im open to any surprises. Although youre right, with IT you didnt have to watch the original or read the book (although that added to the hype), but Blade runner is a sequel.. may hold it back.. im gonna call it at 60-70 million, 90 million max (although it could really land ANYWHERE above 50 million)

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    DangerS October 04, 2017

    That’s like a lot of money. Won’t be shocked if it doubles its projections.

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