Box Office Report: Blade Runner Stutters. Clown Thrives. Cruise Sinks.

We've all heard by now that Blade Runner 2049 is not living up to the financial expectations that the studio was counting on. Although the movie came in well below its estimated $40-50 million opening, it still rallied to the number one spot with $31.5 million over its first three days. If this hadn't been hailed as the the next massive blockbuster, its numbers wouldn't really look too bad as a fall release. Yet, when it's balanced against a budget of $185 million, that's when things start to look a little dim. Luckily for Warner Bros., the sequel did fairly well in the international market. This should at least help it gain some momentum towards making back its production costs. Luckily, it won't face any stiff competition until Jigsaw opens later this month. 

Never tell me the odds. 

In second place was the Kate Winslet and Idris Elba thriller, The Mountain Between Us. The movie brought in a lowly $10.5 million. Critical reception definitely hurt the release. Still, it was a great counter to the epic scope of Blade Runner. Considering it only cost a total of $35 million to produce, these are definitely decent numbers. 

The number three spot goes to Pennywise that band of pesky Losers. The horror flick IT took in another $9.6 million tallying its total domestic take to $304.9 million. This is now the highest grossing horror movie of all time which was previously held by The Sixth Sense. 

In the final number four and five slots were My Little Pony: The Movie and the action spy flick The Kingsmen: The Golden Circle. 

Meanwhile, the Tom Cruise feature American Made was one of the biggest flops of his career. In only a matter of two weeks, it sunk to number six with a domestic total of $30 million.