Magazine article Screen International

Pacific Rim Starts Strong

Magazine article Screen International

Pacific Rim Starts Strong

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International preview: Pacific Rim grosses $7.8m from the initial wave of weekend launches, while Man Of Steel and The Lone Ranger head to Brazil.

Guillermo del Toro's sci-fi action release opened on 5,950 screens in 25 markets on Thursday [11] led by a $2.1m number one debut on 1,537 Russian screens. The film arrives on 9,500 screens in 38 territories overall this weekend including the UK.

Pacific Rim took $1.5m from 961 in South Korea for Warner Bros' third biggest opening day. Taiwan delivered $674,000 from 199 in Taiwan for the industry's third biggest Thursday debut, while Australia produced $620,000 from 428.

The film grossed $559,000 in Thailand for the studio's third biggest launch day and scored $300,000 in Italy on Thursday. The country recently shifted to a Thursday release pattern. Argentina delivered $195,000 from 204.

Pacific Rim arrives next weekend in France and Germany and in China on Jul 31. …

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