It looks like the words “Pacific Rim” and “sequel” are drift-compatible after all.
Deadline reports that director Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim is now likely to get a sequel, despite under-performing at the domestic box office. Although the $190 million monsters-versus-robots flick has grossed just $86.4 million in North America, Pacific Rim has marched on to more than $140 million in international markets — including a huge debut this week in China.
According to the report, Pacific Rim scored a record-breaking $9 million with its China opening on Wednesday, “a new high for any Warner Bros release and 23% bigger than for any Harry Potter film.” The film has yet to release in Spain, Brazil and Japan just yet, meaning there are even more opportunities for success on the way. Regardless, the fantastic foreign box office means that a Pacific Rim sequel is now likely, according to Deadline.