Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro isn’t worrying too much about box office results.
Early reports suggest the filmmaker’s upcoming $200 million dollar monster movie could crash and burn over the weekend. Many analysts predict that the Adam Sandler sequel Grown Ups 2 will end up being much more popular with North American moviegoers.
However, none of these industry predictions really seem to matter much to Guillermo del Toro. According to Cinema Blend, the only thing he’s concerned with at the moment is delivering an experience that makes audiences extremely happy.
“I’m not a guy that plays inside baseball. My responsibility as a director is to be fiscally responsible and deliver a movie under budget and under schedule. I think we have an amazing movie — one I’ve seen connect with an audience like crazy. So it’s anyone’s guess what happens,” the Pacific Rim director explained to The Los Angeles Times.
Despite the somewhat grim outlook, The Wrap reports that pre-sales for del Toro’s effort currently account for 60 percent of ticket sales on Fandango. There could be hope for this big-budget sci-fi flick after all.
In a world that’s teeming with reboots, remakes, and sequels, movies like Pacific Rim are very important. If original ideas continue to flop at the box office, then studios will begin falling back on properties that are much less risky. This is essentially why the world is getting Grown Up 2 on Friday.
The Inquisitr previously reported that Pacific Rim is presently moving in the “right direction” in terms of financial success. Although the movie wasn’t tracking very well at first, Guillermo del Toro firmly believes the film is still on-track to make a decent amount of money at the box office.
“Our numbers are going up. Not in a minor way. Significant. We are one the right track. Whatever sequel opens will have, by definition, higher awareness and numbers across the board but we are moving strongly in the right direction,” the filmmaker explained.
Are you planning to catch Pacific Rim in theaters over the weekend?
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