Happy Death Day Knocks Off Blade Runner 2049

The horror movie pulls in $26.5M while the sci-fi sequel has another disappointing weekend
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 15, 2017 1:25 PM CDT
Happy Death Day Wins the Weekend Box Office
This image released by Open Road Films shows, from left, Josh Gad, Chadwick Boseman and Sterling K. Brown in a scene from "Marshall."   (Barry Wetcher/Open Road Films via AP)

The horror pic Happy Death Day is celebrating a first place finish at the box office this weekend while the Blade Runner sequel spirals downward, AP reports. Studio estimates on Sunday show Happy Death Day, a Groundhog Day-like thriller, earned $26.5 million for Blumhouse and Universal Pictures, the shops behind Get Out and Split. Blade Runner 2049, meanwhile, fell to second place in its second weekend in theaters, taking in only $15.1 million from 4,058 theaters after a disappointing debut.

Jackie Chan's The Foreigner opened this weekend to $12.8 million from 2,515 locations to take third place. Other new releases landed outside the top 10. The Thurgood Marshall biopic Marshall took in $3 million from 821 theaters and Professor Marston and the Wonder Women earned only $737,000 from over 1,200 locations.

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