Anybody sick of us talking about Pacific Rim yet? Chances are, it probably won’t stop until, I don’t know, it becomes the most successful movie in history! (That’s just a push to get you to go spend your money on the movie. We’ll probably talk about the flick more if it earns that distinction.)
As if the endless promotional material didn’t already have us busy, the incessant Mathematical Lords of All Cinema and their early tracking numbers have been keeping us on our Giant Freakin’ toes when it comes to Pacific Rim‘s potential box office numbers. The general consensus is that it might earn a low percentage of its monster-sized budget. (I’m sick of the word “flop” at this point.) Just two days ago, Variety pegged the film’s weekend gross ranging between $25-$35 million, making it comparable to the disastrous opening that Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger had last weekend. Meanwhile, Adam Sandler and Co. are poised to make something just over $40 million with the deer urine-soaked Grown Ups 2. You guys know this means we’d have to change from a sci-fi site to one that one only covers “white guys who used to be funny, and Chris Rock,” right?