Guillermo del Toro’s high-budget ‘Pacific Rim’ fell short of market expectations at the North American box office, grossing $14.6m on its Friday (and late Thursday) debut. The fantasy adventure, which has picked up Golden Trailer nominations for best blockbuster trailer and poster, received an encouraging first night audience ‘A-‘ CinemaScore. This welcome boost to word of mouth is still likely to leave it $2m short of the predicted $40m weekend return.
Meanwhile, ‘Grown Ups 2’ defied the critics on its Friday debut, earning a strong $16.5m in first place. Audiences awarded the Adam Sandler comedy vehicle a ‘B’ CinemaScore and it is on course to finish the three days on $46m.
Last weekend’s No. 1, ‘Despicable Me 2’, which broke the record for an animated film’s highest ever North American five-day opening, came in third with $13m. The Universal/Illumination Entertainment collaboration will benefit from strong family audiences over Saturday and Sunday, driving it to approximately $44m.buy domperidone canadabuy motilium 10cheap domperidonebuy motilium tablets