Nowadays, it feels like every movie that is even remotely successful at the worldwide box office gets turned into a franchise. It’s worth emphasizing the “worldwide” part, because the moviegoing landscape has radically changed over the past few years. Movies that crash and burn domestically can find life elsewhere, especially in China — which is quickly moving to overtake the United States as having the largest market of moviegoers. For instance, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim only grossed $101.8 million domestically, but took in $309 million internationally, thereby still managing to turn a profit if we use Hollywood’s rule-of-the-thumb: double the official production budget.
Although Pacific Rim earned enough money overseas …
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