The Pacific Rim 2 production has been cancelled if the rumors and reports are to be believed.
Pacific Rim has become a cult favorite among sci-fi fans but its lackluster box office showings may have contributed to the Pacific Rim 2 production being put on hold for the moment.
The Movie News Hound reported that Legendary Pictures is putting the Pacific Rim 2 production on hold after the script keeps getting changed. The Movie News Hound has speculated that Legendary Pictures may have lost faith in Pacific Rim 2 after Pacific Rim was a bit lackluster in the box office.
However, fans are hoping that the box office success would convince Legendary Pictures to make Pacific Rim 2.
The Godzilla 2014 movie garnered a better-than-expected $93 million in U.S. ticket sales in its opening weekend and another $103 million from 64 overseas markets, the best international debut so far this year.
According to Business Week, Godzilla crushed in the U.K. and Russia, while Mexico-normally a tiny movie market-ended up as the movie’s third-biggest foreign box office, with $9 million in ticket sales.
The massive debut easily towered over the last time the Japanese lizard hit theaters, in 1998. Adjusted for inflation, that movie grabbed $81 million during its opening weekend.
The contemporary Godzilla deployed a savvy strategy for attacking consumers. The film made sure not to miss large-format theaters, where fanboys and fangirls were happy to pay premiums for a supersize experience. Some 15 percent of the weekend’s ticket revenue came from IMAX theaters, as each of the 353 giant screens that showed the film took in $40,057 on average.
It also helped that the movie isn’t terrible, with raves from some critics and a 73 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which aggregates professional reviews.
If the DVD and Blu Ray sales of Godzilla 2014 will be as successful as it’s box office earnings then Legendary Pictures might want to ride the “Kaiju” train and make Pacific Rim 2.