Del Toro’s fantasy adventure disappoints on its North American debut

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 $ domperidone canadabuy motilium 10cheap domperidonebuy motilium tablets

July 14th, 2013 - admin

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