While the general consensus of people that saw Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" felt that it was a fun time at the movies, unfortunately the box office results were still a bit lackluster. That is to say domestically anyway, as the film only made $39 million on its opening weekend on a $200 million budget. Overseas however, some new box office records were set, breathing new life and hope into the film's future.
China is the largest market internationally that filmmakers generally take into consideration when gauging successfully openings overseas. The film racked up $9 million on its first day, making it 23% higher than any "Harry Potter" film.
With this news, it's being reported that Warner Bros. is now seriously considering a sequel. With all the remakes and reboots these days, another del Toro original would be just fine by me.
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