‘Blade Runner 2049’ already looks like a hit

“Blade Runner 2049” is a week away from hitting theaters and is already being heralded as a masterpiece and outperforming on sales.

Advance ticket sales for the film are “significantly” outselling those of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian” and “Gravity” for the same one-week period before their releases, according to movie ticket retailer Fandango.

Time Warner Inc.-owned TWX, +0.21% Warner Bros. lifted the review embargo for “Blade Runner 2049” earlier than originally planned and the response from critics has been strong. The film has a 97% rating, from 37 contributors on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

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