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Blade Runner 2049 Set to Lose $80M, Is It 2017's Biggest Bomb?

Blade Runner 2049 Set to Lose $80M, Is It 2017's Biggest Bomb?
The long-awaited sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049 was expected by many to continue a strong fall season at the box office, bolstered by Warner Bros.' surprise R-rated adaptation It. But instead, it continued to prove how fickle box office audiences have become. After a weak box office debut of $32.7 million, while underperforming in international markets, a new report claims that the sequel could result in financier Alcon Entertainment losing upwards of $80 million. Alcon founders Broderick Kosove and Andrew Johnson revealed on the eve of the movie's release that it needed to make at least $400 million worldwide, and it will end up falling far short of that mark.

The movie, set 30 years after the events of the original Blade Runner, has earned just $85.7 million domestic and $155 million from international markets, for a worldwide total of $240.7 million. Adding to its woes is the fact that Blade Runner 2049 bombed in China,
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