[Movies] Pacific Rim Box Office Continues to Soar Overseas
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.19.2013
The film is a huge hit in China...
If we get a Pacific Rim sequel, you can thank China. The Wrap reports that Guillermo Del Toro's giant robots vs. giant monsters film has surpassed $100 million in China with a third straight weekend at #1, pushing its international grosses to $286 million. With the $98.4 million it's brought in domestically, that gives it a worldwide total of $384.4 million.
This is all very good news for a potential sequel, which was considered to be unlikely when the film opened with just $37.2 million in the US last month. The film's $190 million budget was considered to be very prohibitive but it has been reported that a sequel is possible with strong worldwide receipts, which the film is clearly getting. It is only the second film of the year to top $100 million in China, the first being Iron Man 3 which has pulled in $120 million in the country.