‘Blade Runner 2049’ Box Office Carnage: Sony and Ryan Gosling Stand to Lose, but Roger Deakins Still Stands to Win

9 days ago | Indiewire

It could have been worse: The final domestic weekend totals for “Blade Runner 2049” came to $32.7 million, about $1.25 million better than initial pre-Sunday estimates. That could mean all is not lost for Warner Bros. — but with production, marketing, and distribution around $300 million, it’s still a dreadful result. Who stands to suffer the most? Here are some losers — and, some possible winners.

Alcon Entertainment and Sony

Alcon, the 20 year-old production company founded by FedEx’s Fred Smith, has produced 31 films, with one big moneymaker (“The Blind Side”), some smaller successes (“Dude, Where’s My Car?,” “P.S. I Love You,” “Insomnia”) and several higher-budget flops (“Transcendence,” “Point Break”).

Its total investment in “Blade Runner 2049” isn’t totally clear. Sony is reported to have contributed $90 million for international rights, with its share of marketing expenses uncertain. So Alcon will neither bear the entire expense nor keep all the revenues, but it


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Movies & TV

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
The Blind Side (2009)
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Point Break (1991)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Baby Driver (2017)
The Emoji Movie (2017)
Blade Runner (1982)
The Mountain Between Us (2017)
My Little Pony (2017)
Alien: Covenant (2017)
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
La La Land (2016)
Drive (2011)
Fast and Furious (2009)
Passengers (2016)
Prisoners (2013)
Sicario (2015)
Arrival (2016)
Dune (????)
Cleopatra (????)

People

Fred Smith
Ryan Gosling
Denis Villeneuve
Ridley Scott
Cary Grant
Dwayne Johnson
Jennifer Lawrence
Roger Deakins