Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim opened third at the US box office on its opening weekend, coming in below sequels Despicable Me 2 and Grown Ups 2.
All eyes were on Pacific Rim’s performance, as the possibility of a sequel depends on how the film performs. With a $38m take in the states, the sci-fi epic couldn’t top Universal animation DM2 or Adam Sandler’s buddycom.
Perhaps as a result of its international casting/plotting, Pacific Rim is performing solidly overseas, taking an estimated $53m.
While its currently a little early to judge, it looks like the film will require strong word-of-mouth to earn enough to justify a sequel.
Which, given what GdT and the cast had to say on the matter, is a little disappointing…
Pacific Rim is in cinemas now.
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