Did Solo Really ‘Bomb’ In China?

Words matter, so if you read ‘China Box Office: ‘Solo’ Bombs With Third-Place $10.1M Opening’ from The Hollywood Reporter you’re likely to assume that the movie failed there. And in a sense it did, though Star Wars movies since being purchased by Disney have underperformed in the Middle Kingdom before–Rogue One: A Star Wars Story […]

‘Pacific Rim’ Opens Huge In China

Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” may have received an important boost toward a sequel, courtesy of a $45 million opening in China. The giant robot versus monster feature has earned almost $95 million domestically, though internationally (including the Chinese box office), has surpassed $200 million dollars. As a result, the odds for a sequel odds […]

Odds For A ‘Pacific Rim’ Sequel Improves

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, […]