It looks like Guillermo del Toro is taking over the world…
Last weekend’s box office numbers have come in, and the 48-year-old Mexican director’s new film Pacific Rim has reported results $500,000 higher than forecast on Sunday.
del Toro’s 3D sci-fi action film –distributed by Warner Bros. for Legendary Pictures – grossed $35.3M with 4.7 million in admissions from 9,610 screens in 50 territories.
Pacific Rim’s box office performance overseas was enough to knock off Universal’s 3D animated film Despicable Me 2 and become the No. 1 film internationally over the weekend.
That brings the expensive $180M-$220M budgeted pic’s international total to $110.9M and its worldwide total to $178.5M.
Foreign territories for Pacific Rim opening last weekend included France, Germany, Hong Kong and Holland.
The movie already has debuted in the major markets of Russia, Korea, Mexico, UK, Australia, and Italy.
Upcoming releases include July 31st for China, Spain, Japan, and August 9th for Brazil.