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Should there be a third Blade Runner?

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No... no there should not be

Usually I try to leave these things open for debate for at least a sentence or two before giving my opinion, but there's clearly a right answer here. While Blade Runner 2049 is probably the best result to come out of a needless sequel since this whole needless sequel trend started, I don't want another in any way, shape or form. I have absolutely no desire for a Blade Runner series or universe to be born, and I think the more that the studio uses it the more it will tarnish what already came. 

It seems we might not get one anyway. Analysts were predicting a much bigger opening than the $31.5 million the film grossed, as predictions had it possibly breaking October records. It was far from doing that, and far from bringing in a young audience with 86 percent of the crowd being over 25. The kids aren't into science fiction classic evidently. 

*shakes cane angrily and tells those damn kids to get off my yard.*

The film won't be a flop most likely thanks to pulling in $50 million overseas, but it cost $150 million to make with marketing aplenty on top of that so it needed a bigger box office than this to be a true success. Given all that I'm hoping that we don't see another film in the franchise, and the two that exist can stand on their own. 

1. Blade Runner 2049 - $31,525,000
2. The Mountain Between Us - $10,100,000
3. IT - $9,655,000
4. My Little Pony: The Move - $8,800,000
5. Kingsman: The Golden Circle - $8,100,000
6. American Made - $8,073,000
7. The LEGO Ninjago Movie - $6,750,000
8. Victoria and Abdul - $4,142,000
9. Flatliners - $3,800,000
10. Battle of the Sexes - $2,400,000


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