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Home>'Blade Runner 2049' receiving rave reviews and outselling past hits 'The Martian' and 'Gravity'

'Blade Runner 2049' receiving rave reviews and outselling past hits 'The Martian' and 'Gravity'

'Blade Runner 2049' receiving rave reviews and outselling past hits 'The Martian' and 'Gravity'

09/29/2017

Advance ticket sales for "Blade Runner 2049" are significantly outselling those of "Mad Max: Fury Road," "The Martian" and "Gravity" for the same one-week period before their releases, according to movie ticket retailer Fandango. Distributed by Time Warner Inc.-owned (TWX) Warner Bros., "Blade Runner 2049" has gotten rave reviews, garnering a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film, a sequel to Ridley Scott's seminal 1982 film "Blade Runner," was also voted by Fandango moviegoers as one of the top three most-anticipated films of the fall, along with "Justice League" and Walt Disney Co's (DIS) "Thor: Ragnarok." "Blade Runner 2049's" advance ticket sales indicate moviegoers are excited for the film and position it for a strong showing at the box office. "Gravity" raked in $723.2 million in worldwide box office sales, along with seven Oscars, in 2013, "The Martian" earned $630.1 million in 2015 and "Mad Max: Fury Road" earned $378.9 million the same year, while nabbing six Oscars. The original "Blade Runner" grossed $32.9 million in box office sales in 1982, or $93.4 million when adjusted for inflation. Time Warner shares have gained nearly 6% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 index is up more than 12% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up more than 13%.

-Trey Williams; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com

 

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