As I have written elsewhere, “Pacific Rim,” despite somewhat underperforming domestically, is doing well overseas. And according to The Wrap, it will be released this Wednesday in China, which will go a long way to determining if there will be a sequel.
It’s not an accident that one of the jaegers, Crimson Typhoon, is Chinese, and that Rinko Kikuchi, as Mako Mori, is Japanese. This makes the film potentially more palatable for audiences in those countries.
Besides China, I expect that Brazil, Japan, and Spain will play a considerable role.