Recently Blade Runner 2049 released. It collected only 13 million on the opening day. The movies is critical acclaimed. It has very good visual effects, best cinematography, best production design, masterclass direction, cool sound mixing and BGM, awesome storyline, very good performances by actors, best editing, some thrilling moments. So why is it not getting what it deserves?
The answer is audience are dumb now. This year's highest grossing movies Beauty and the Beast, Guardians of Galaxy vol 2, Fate and Furious, Transformers 5, Despicable me 3 are crap as hell. Audience are now forgetting the genre of thriller. They go to movies which have nothing original and brainless storylines and action sequences.
Most of the people are choosing PG shitty animated movies over Masterpiece R rated movie. That's why cars 3, despicable me 3, The Boss Baby collected than War for the planet of the apes, Split.
Jurassic World collected more than Mad Max Fury Road.
Last few years good movies which are flopped or less successful at box office:
2017:- War for the planet of the apes
2016:- Silence, Star Trek Beyond,
2015:- Mad Max Fury Road, The Hateful Eight
2014:- Edge of tomorrow, Predestination, The Judge
2013:- Enemy, Rush
2012:- The Master
2011:- Warrior, Hugo, The Adventure of Tintin
2010:- Scott Pilgrim vs the world
2009:- watchmen, Public Enemies
2008:- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
So American audience, "don't go to the theatre just to eat popcorn and watch shitty super hero, animated, horror movies."
There are thriller, mystery, Sci-Fi, drama, etc. genre in movies and Blade Runner 2049 is a thrilling masterpiece.