The highly anticipated sci-fi flick from Guillermo de Toro, Pacific Rim, was outshined by cute, yellow Minions at the box-office this past weekend.
The $185 million dollar project barely scraped up $38 million domestically, while Despicable Me 2 and Grown Ups 2 both outshined with $44.8 million and $42.5 million respectively.
“Globally, it was a close race for top ranking this weekend between Despicable Me 2, which collected $100.3 million worldwide, and Pacific Rim’s $91.3 million global weekend tally,” reported Variety. “While the domestic prospects for Pacific Rim appear limited, the pic’s overseas box office could surpass $300 million, according to pundits. That’s partly based on strong opening grosses from markets like Russia and South Korea, where Pacific Rim earned north of $9 million in each territory, as well as prospects in on-deck markets including France, Germany China and Japan.”
Although the numbers for Pacific Rim are less than impressive, it’s still doing better than another summer disappointment; Disney’s The Lone Ranger, which cost over $250 million to create, has barely earned $120 million since its premiere.