Blade Runner 2049, one of this year’s most acclaimed films and a more than worthy follow up to Blade Runner, hits Blu-ray and DVD January 16 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
The sequel centers on LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a replicant who is on a mission to find former officer Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), the notorious blade runner who has been missing for over 30 years. Robin Wright co-stars as K’s supervisor whose orders run counter to K’s ulterior motives.
Click on the media bar to hear why Harrison Ford decided to take on Blade Runner 2049:
Special features on the Blu-ray version include two featurettes (“Designing the World of Blade Runner 2049,” “To Be Human: Casting Blade Runner 2049“), three prologues (“2036: Nexus Dawn,” “2048: Nowhere to Run,” “2022: Black Out”) and a Blade Runner 101 series (Blade Runners, “The Replicant Evolution,” The Rise of Wallace Corp.,” “Welcome to 2049,” “Joi,” and “Within The Skies”). The DVD comes with the Blade Runner 101 segments.
Ridley Scottis a cinematic master when it comes to directing epic narratives (Blade Runner, Alien, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven), so it comes as no surprise that replacing Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World was a seamless transition. Scott’s impressive feat, however, was to cut Spacey’s scenes as John Paul Getty, reshoot them with the revered Plummer, and also have this film ready by its December 22nd release date!! Scott, who celebrates his 80th birthday today, also released Alien: Covenant earlier this year (he also executive produced Blade Runner 2049)!!
The new trailer for the movie, which deals with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) is below. Michelle Williams co-stars as Getty III’s understandably distraught mother and Mark Wahlberg is the man tasked by Getty at handling the situation.
Check out the trailer, which features the new scenes with Plummer, and tell us what you think!
Surprising absolutely nobody, Thor: Ragnarok retained the top spot at the box office with $56.6 million. Newcomer Daddy’s Home 2 fared well with a second place finish and $30 million weekend, and Murder on the Orient Express took in $28.2 million for third place. It was a robust box office weekend for the topline features, and here’s the top 10:
1. Thor: Ragnarok – $56.6 million
2. Daddy’s Home 2– This sequel is another hit for Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. This weekend it makes $30 million
3. Murder on the Orient Express – $28.2 million
4. A Bad Moms Christmas – $11.5 million
5. Jigsaw – Latest Saw installment collects $3.4 million. To date, it’s grossed over $34 million domestically which is not bad considering its $10 million budget.
6. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween – $2 million
7. Geostorm – $1.4 million
8. Blade Runner 2049 – One of this year’s biggest box office disappointments collects $1.4 million.
9. Happy Death Day – Horror flick makes $1.3 million.
10. Lady Bird – Indie drama with Saoirse Ronan takes in $1.2 million.
It was a phenomenal box office weekend for Thor: Ragnarok as the film made over $121 million at the box office. Coming in a distant second was A Bad Moms Christmas which took in $17 million. Slinking in at a distant third was Jigsaw with $6.7 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10:
1. Thor: Ragnarok – $121 million domestically and to date it’s made over $427 million worldwide.
2. A Bad Moms Christmas – A solid debut for the Bad Moms sequel as it collects $17 million.
3. Jigsaw – $6.7 million
4. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween – $4.65 million
5. Geostorm – $3 million
6. Happy Death Day – It’s one of this year’s biggest surprises with over $52 million worldwide (it cost less than $5 million to make. This weekend it makes $2.8 million.
7. Thank You For Your Service – Military drama headlined by Miles Teller takes in $2.2 million.
8. Blade Runner 2049 – $2.2 million
9. Only The Brave – $1.9 million
10. The Foreigner – Jackie Chan/Pierce Brosnan action flick makes $1.5 million.
The latest Saw installment Jigsaw was the #1 film over the weekend with $16.2 million, followed by Tyler Perry’s Boo2! A Madea Halloween with $10 million. It was an overall slow box office weekend, as witnessed by the poor showing of director George Clooney’sSuburbicon (#9, $2.8 million). Here’s the top 10:
1. Jigsaw – $16.2 million
2. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween – $10 million
3. Geostorm – Gerard Butler flick checks in with a disappointing $5.6 million (movie’s budget is $120 million).
4. Happy Death Day – Horror movie takes in $5 million and currently it’s made over $48 million domestically. With a budget of under $5 million, this is a bonafide hit for Universal Pictures.
5. Blade Runner 2049 – $3.9 million
6. Thank You For Your Service – Miles Tellerdrama makes $3.7 million in its debut weekend.
7. Only The Brave – $3.4 million
8. The Foreigner – $3.2 million
9. Suburbicon – George Clooney and Matt Damon’s star power didn’t save this movie from tanking. $2.9 million.