It's also the long-awaited sequel to one of the most acclaimed and beloved sci-fi films ever made.
Coming out of the weekend, however, the film only took in $31.5 million, a major disappointment for the film and its studio Warner Bros. Pictures were hoping for a big opening weekend for the film at the box office.
My Little Pony: The Movie is a 2017 animated musical fantasy film based on the television series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, which was developed as part of the 2010 re-launch of the My Little Pony franchise by Hasbro.
The story takes place thirty years after the events of the first film, released in 1982, at the end of which the Blade Runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) managed to eliminate a band of Replicants, beings humanoids, with the exception of one of them, Rachel.
"Blade Runner 2049" finished its underwhelming opening weekend with a bit of good news, bringing in $32.8 million at 4,058 sites in North America, thanks to a better-than-projected performance on Sunday. "The real trick now is to expand the audience past older men". "It's a tough one, because Denis made a attractive movie", Warners domestic distribution chief Jeff Goldstein said. "Where we did do business was in the major markets". "The audience for it was narrower than we anticipated". The adventure/romance movie starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba as two strangers whose survive their charter plane crash landing has an estimated production budget of $35 million.
The film produced by Ridley Scott has a stellar Rotten Tomatoes score of 88% Fresh.
Fox's third weekend of "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" come in 5th with $8.7 million while Universal's second weekend of "American Made" came in 6th place, followed by Warner's third weekend of "The Lego Ninjago Movie" with $7 million.
This comes from 4,058 screens against a reported budget of $150 million.