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Power Rangers Sequel Appears Unlikely After Box Office Flop

Power Rangers Sequel Appears Unlikely After Box Office Flop


According to a report, a sequel to the Power Rangers movie is unlikely following its underwhelming performance at the box office.

The Dean Israelite-directed reboot of the popular TV series was released earlier this year – but modest ticket sales in China mean a sequel now appears unlikely, according to Den of Geek.

The movie – which starred the likes of Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Banks – earned as much as $85 million at the US box office, with a further $50 million being earned in other overseas markets.

But the film failed to garner much attention in China, which has become a critical market for the movie industry over recent years, because it can breathe life into movies that failed to capture the attention of the US public.

Warcraft, for instance, struggled in the US but was a significant success in China, which has considerably boosted the prospect of there being a sequel.

On the other hand, Power Rangers opened to a disappointing $1.2 million on its first day, thereby reducing the chances of there being a follow-up movie.

The film is not released in Japan – another crucial overseas market – until July, but it is thought highly unlikely it will be sufficiently successful there for a sequel to be demanded.

Power Rangers has already surpassed its budget in terms of box office earnings, but the movie has reportedly fallen short of Lionsgate’s pre-release hopes.

What’s more, Power Rangers – which is the first blockbuster movie to feature LGBT and autistic superheroes – received mixed reviews from critics upon its release.

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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!


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