Pacific Rim News

'Pacific Rim' Opens Huge in China; Sequel Still Possible?

12:43 PM 8/1/2013 by Binh Ngo
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While Guillermo del Toro's giant robot movie Pacific Rim is struggling to make it to the $100 million mark at the domestic box office ($84 million total in its third week), it is getting a boost from China, where it opens to an estimated $9 million on Wednesday.

'Pacific Rim' $9M Opening In China Biggest Ever For Warner Bros: Sequel Likely Now – EXCLUSIVE: I’ve just learned that momentum is building for a Pacific Rim sequel based on the international box office for the Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros summer tentpole. The latest development is the 3D sci-fi actioner’s Wednesday opening in China to a record-breaking $9M. That’s a new high for any Warner Bros release and 23% bigger than for any Harry Potter film. 7 years 1 week ago via jackiechan

Box Office: 'Pacific Rim' Sequel Could Hinge on China – "Pacific Rim" hits China on Wednesday, a watershed territory for Guillermo del Toro's monsters-and-giant robots epic. Warner Bros.' 3D spectacular is at $84 million after three weeks domestically and may or may not clank its way to $100 million. But international was always seen as most important for the $180 million "Pacific Rim," and China the most significant foreign market 7 years 1 week ago via donnieyen

Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull Talks PACIFIC RIM, the Lighter Tone, Financing a Larger Portion of Legendary’s Projects, Comic-Con, and More – At the recent San Francisco press day for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, I landed an exclusive interview with Legendary Pictures’ CEO Thomas Tull. During our wide-ranging conversation we talked about the newest toys he's added to his collection, how Legendary is financing more of what they're producing (they financed 75% of Pac Rim and 100% of 42), if the changing home video dynamics changed the way they think about what they're producing. 7 years 3 weeks ago via donnieyen

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Despicable Me 2' Can't Be Beat

6:50 PM 7/14/2013 by Logan Falk
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It seems that ill-contrived, raunchy humor and enormous, juiced-up fighting robots just can’t beat the appeal of a solid animated film—especially when that film is full of the antics of the infamous yellow minions. This weekend, the charts were ruled once again by Despicable Me 2.

Box Office Report: 'Despicable Me 2,' 'Grown Ups 2' Trounce 'Pacific Rim' – Guillermo del Toro's tentpole marks Hollywood's latest big-budget disappointment; "Fruitvale Station" opens big at the specialty box office just as the George Zimmerman verdict is handed down. 7 years 3 weeks ago via jackiechan

Box Office Report: 'Pacific Rim' Slows; 'Grown Ups 2' and 'Despicable Me 2' Vie for No. 1 – Guillermo del Toro's big-budget tentpole is now headed for a third-place finish despite costing $190 million or more to produce; "Fruitvale" scores strong opening numbers at the specialty box office. 7 years 4 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Review: 'Pacific Rim' Is a 10-Year-Old's Dream

5:03 PM 7/12/2013 by Jeff Giles
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The problems with Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim -- and there are a few -- are mostly ones of expectation.

Box Office Report: Early Friday Returns Show 'Pacific Rim,' 'Grown Ups 2' in Tight Race – Box office observers are divided as to whether Guillermo del Toro's big-budget "Pacific Rim" can cross the $40 million mark for the weekend and keep up with the Adam Sandler ensemble comedy. 7 years 4 weeks ago via donnieyen

New in Theaters: 'Grown Ups 2,' 'Pacific Rim'

11:40 AM 7/12/2013 by Logan Falk
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This weekend’s films are particularly polarized, in terms of, well, just about everything—genre, budget, audience, expected profits, and unfortunately, quality.
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