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Highest chart position: 4
Weeks on box office: 3
12th October 2017
Its taken 35 years to produce a sequel to one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time and Blade Runner 2049 does what its predecessor couldn't and tops the box office.
Its hard to draw comparisons when there is such a gap between two parts but Blade Runner was considered a flop on release and only later was considered a classic, although not setting the box office alight as expected the sequel does manage a £6 million debut.
The reviews and the anticipation should have perhaps demanded a £10 million plus opening, but perhaps the long running time and stylised cinematography put people off.
Falling to number 2 after 2 weeks on top is Kingsman The Golden Circle which still manages a very respectable £2.1 million.
This brings the films total to date to £19.4 million, this means the film has in 3 weeks outgrossed the originals 9 week gross of £16 million.
Also new this week is The Mountain Between Us at number 4 with £0.7 million and the event feature Nora from the Met Opera (Norma Met Opera 2017) at number 7.
For the first time in 8 weeks there is a new highest total grossing movie, although it is Despicable Me 3 which is also the longest running film with 15 weeks, it has grossed £47 million.
A year ago
The Girl on the train starring Emily Blunt was the top film making its debut while Bridget Jones's Baby fell to number 2.
Five years ago
Making its debut at the top was Taken 2 starring Liam Neeson while Looper fell to number 2 after a week on top.
Ten years ago
Ben still starred in the Heartbreak Kid which debuted at number 1 while Run Fatboy Run fell from the top after 4 weeks at the top.
Fifteen years ago
Disneys Lilo and Stitch took over at the top while signs fell to number 3 after 3 weeks at the top.
Twenty years ago
The Full Monty spent its 6th week at the top while the top new film was Volcano starring Tommy Lee Jones at number 2.
Twenty five years ago
Patriot Games spent its second weekend at the top while the return on the Carry On films after 14 years away was the top new film at 2.
10th October 2017
There was never any doubt that the highly anticipated new Blade Runner sequel, Blade Runner 2049, was going to top the box office, but expectation were a little higher than was achieved.
Starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford the film has garnered fantastic reviews with a true sequel storyline and fantastic cinematography.
With a debut gross of just over $31 million on an expectation of $50 million maybe the sci-fi epic was a little too much for movie goers.
Falling to number 3 this week is last weeks top film IT which takes just shy of $10 million on its 6th weekend of release for a total US gross of $304 million.
Coming in at number 2 is The Mountain Between Us starring Kate Winslet and Idris Alba with a US weekend gross of $10 million.
Also new this week is animated film My Little Pony with an $8 million debut.
It is the longest longest running film and well os t he top total grossing film on the top 10 this week.