The market has certainly changed over the past decade. 10 years ago, a film like Pacific Rim would have been a massive failure. On a $190 million budget, film only took in $101 million domestically. Back in the day, that would’ve made up most, if not all, of its returns at the box office, but in today’s global economy, those numbers only scratch the surface.
Overseas, Pacific Rim made $309 million, bringing the total to $411 million, more than enough to cover the costs of production and marketing. While there’s little doubt the film went on to make money, there didn’t seem to be a huge push to rush the film out the door. Director Guillermo del Toro did his best to get it going, but for one reason another, things kept falling through. Perhaps the trouble lied in catering the marketing to overseas to help increase their revenue, or maybe it took extra convincing the studio. After all, it’s not like it made much of an impact on their bottom line.
Regardless, after a long delay, actor John Boyega — who is set to star in the Pacific Rim sequel — posted an Instagram pic of what I can assume is the leather-bound screenplay for the film.
As you can see, as was previously reported last year, the title of the movie remains Pacific Rim: Maelstrom. Additionally, this is our confirmation of the film officially beginning its production with director Steven S. DeKnight (of Daredevil and Spartacus fame). Given the film’s February 2018 release date, you can rest assured they’ll be hitting that street date with no problems.
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