Audiences in the States gave it a very positive A- CinemaScore, which should hopefully help word of mouth spread in the coming weeks.
As you can expect, one of the things that audiences have been loving about it is its incredibly impressive graphics. And now the film’s opening and closing title sequences have debuted online, courtesy of Imaginary Forces (via CBM), teasing just how impressive those graphics are.
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes–a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)–who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, and Idris Elba take the lead here, starring alongside Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman.
Del Toro directs from a script he co-wrote with Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans).
For months now, there’s been talk of Pacific Rim being the start of a new franchise for del Toro, and it will be very interesting to see how that continues in the days, weeks, and months to come following its opening.
In the States, its early numbers put it at about $38.3m. over the weekend, and a little over $90m. for its opening globally, taking roughly half of its $180-220m. budget. The odds are good that it will make its money back, but will it be enough for Legendary to want to return to this world? Time will tell.
Pacific Rim is now playing in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D in the US and UK, as of last Friday, July 12th.