It's a tough one, because Denis made a lovely movie.
Also new this week is animated film My Little Pony with an $8 million debut.
It did not have a great, explosive spurt from the starting line - garnering only US$31.5 million (S$43 million) on the opening weekend in North America.
Shells fall into Syria's Idlib province from Turkey
Pro-Turkey Syrian rebels are also preparing for an operation to oust HTS jihadists from Idlib province. Turkish military has been on the move in Turkey's Hatay province on the border with Syria.
There are some things that just plain ruin cinema for a lot of normally enthusiastic cinema fans and the idea that a Transformers movie could make a billion dollars while something as important and worthy as Blade Runner 2049 stumbles disastrously at the box office is right up there.
"#Blade Runner 2049" has topped the weekend box office, as "It" has finally been decisively defeated after taking the top sport three of the last four weeks.
"We did well in the major and high-profile markets", he said. "The audience for it was narrower than we anticipated".
Survival drama The Mountain Between Us, starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet, was the weekend's runner-up, coming in slightly below projections with a moderate US$10.1 million. The movie was directed by Ridley Scott, who also made the original Blade Runner and was an executive producer on 2049. Based on the Hasbro toys and television series, the movie's voice cast includes Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Uzo Aduba and singer Sia.
Russian hackers steal from United States government again - expert says U.S. at fault
The information could help the Russians guard their own networks, making it more hard for American spooks to surveil Russia. Intelligence Community are patriots; but, the NSA needs to get its head out of the sand and solve its contractor problem.
It will close the weekend with a domestic tally of US$305 million so far, plus US$298.8 million internationally, to top the US$600 million worldwide mark.
Fox's third weekend of "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" come in 5th with $8.7 million while Universal's second weekend of "American Made" came in 6th place, followed by Warner's third weekend of "The Lego Ninjago Movie" with $7 million.
Globally, the film took $50.2m and claimed the number one spot in 45 of its 63 markets, Screen Daily reported.
Terrorists Strikes Shiite shrine in Pakistan's Balochistan, Killing 20
The incident took place in Jhal Magsi district of the province after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives close to a shrine. The minister said the bomber tried to enter the shrine, but blew himself up when the on-duty policeman stopped him for frisking.