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Blade Runner 2049 Takes First Place at the Weekend Box Office

When does coming in first still mean you’ve failed? When it comes to the movie box office, that’s when. Blade Runner 2049 won the weekend box office bringing in an estimated $31.5 million. Expectations had the film opening somewhere between $41-$55 million. Those expectations seem to forget that the original film was considered a failure when it first opened and it has only gained popularity and a cult following over the years since.

The film debuted overseas with $50.2 million which met expectations for that. The $150 million film opened with $81.7 million. Another example of the fact the international box office is what matters now. The movie falls into the 60/40 international/domestic ratio we’d expect for modern films’ earnings.

The movie was 71% male vs. 29% female, of which 63% of the total audience was over the age of 35. It did receive an “A-” CinemaScore. It’s possible word of mouth may help the film but it has a short window to make up ground domestically.

In second place was another new film The Mountain Between Us which earned $10.1 million. The film’s budget is just $35 million so should do well enough to make that back over the long run.

In third place was It which dropped from second last weekend. The film added $9.7 million to its domestic total and has earned $304.9 million domestically and $603.7 million on a budget of just $35 million.

In fourth place was another new film, My Little Pony: The Movie which debuted with $8.8 million domestically and $3.8 million at the foreign box office. The film met or barely beat expectations.

Rounding out the top five was the comic adaptation Kingsman: The Golden Circle which dropped from first to fifth adding $8.1 million to its domestic total. The film’s domestic total is just under $80 million and foreign is $173.6 million for a total of $253.6 million on a $104 million budget. The film lags behind the original but it currently ranks about the same for the year, so it’s possible the film is suffering from the year’s issues.

We’ll be back in an hour to take a look at this year’s comic adaptations and where things stand.

VIZ Media Celebrates My Little Pony: The Movie With Hardcover Art Book

VIZ Media commemorates the My Little Pony animated feature film with the publication of a unique new art book, The Art of My Little Pony: The Movie.

Now available, The Art of My Little Pony: The Movie is a deluxe hardcover edition filled with concept material, production stills, sketches, and more from the film. Under license from Hasbro, Inc., the book carries a print MSRP of $39.99 U.S. / $53.99 CAN, and is available digitally with an MSRP of $19.99 via VIZ.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Lionsgate is set to release My Little Pony: The Movie in theaters in the United States on October 6, 2017.

Explore the making of Hasbro’s My Little Pony: The Movie with exclusive behind-the-scenes material from the creators of the film. This gorgeous hardcover volume includes concept sketches, notes, character designs, and pages and pages of full-color artwork accompanied by commentary from the director, screenwriter, and character designers at DHX Studios.

In My Little Pony: The Movie, a new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and face exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.

A First-Look at the ‘My Little Pony: The Movie’ with a 360° Introduction

Fans awaiting the release of My Little Pony: The Movie were just given a HUGE treat today with the release of a never before seen image from the movie!

In the photo, you’ll be able to meet Princess Skystar (voiced by Kristin Chenoweth) and Queen Novo (voiced by Uzo Aduba). You’ll also have the chance to see the Mane 6: Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Applejack, Twilight Sparkle, Rarity and Pinkie Pie. The film also features an all-star cast with voice talents of Emily Blunt, Taye Diggs, Michael Peña, Zoë Saldana, Liev Schreiber and Sia, including an original song performed by Sia.

A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship and save their home.

Liev Schreiber and Taye Diggs Join My Little Pony: The Movie

MLP_The_Movie_promotional_logoWhat are two individuals who I didn’t expect to be in a My Little Pony movie?

Hasbro and Lionsgate have announced that Liev Schreiber and Taye Diggs will be joining the cast of My Little Pony: The Movie. The two are the latest additions to the A-List ensemble cast of the film, which is slated for theatrical release on October 6, 2017.

Schreiber and Diggs will both voice characters that are brand new to the franchise, joining the established “Mane 6” from the award-winning My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV series on their first journey to the big screen. They will be joined by previously announced  Golden Globe-winning actress Emily Blunt, Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Kristen Chenoweth, Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated actress Uzo Aduba and Michael Pena.

Fan-favorite writer and producer for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Meghan McCarthy is penning the screenplay alongside Rita Hsiao. My Little Pony: The Movie is being produced by Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis for Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures with Jayson Theissen directing.