Guillermo del Toro is definitely a happy man right now. Wednesday night Pacific Rim opened in China to a whopping $9 million from an estimated 5,700 digital 3D screens, 117 digital 3D IMAX screens, and 22 China Giant Screen sites. That’s a new high for any Warner Bros release and 23% bigger than for any Harry Potter film including 3D Harry Potter 7B. Pacific Rim grossed a huge 70% of the Top Five market share there.
All this international buzz is making it more and more likely that a sequel will happen. Unfortunately in the states it doesn’t look like the movie will make more than $100 million but thanks to the all the overseas coin it looks like we will get to see more from the fantastical mind of del Toro in the Pacific Rim universe.