Pacific Rim comes third at the weekend box office

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘bots vs monsters blockbuster earns $91m worldwide

Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim opened third at the US box office on its opening weekend, coming in below sequels Despicable Me 2 and Grown Ups 2 .

All eyes were on Pacific Rim ’s performance, as the possibility of a sequel depends on how the film performs. With a $38m take in the states, the sci-fi epic couldn’t top Universal animation DM2 or Adam Sandler’s buddycom.

Perhaps as a result of its international casting/plotting, Pacific Rim is performing solidly overseas, taking an estimated $53m.

While its currently a little early to judge, it looks like the film will require strong word-of-mouth to earn enough to justify a sequel.

Which, given what GdT and the cast had to say on the matter, is a little disappointing…

Pacific Rim is in cinemas now.