We have receiving info from Universal on the upcoming video release of Pacific Rim: Uprising which will be released digitally June 5, and on Blu-ray and DVD on June 19. Check out all the details below.
Update: The Target and Best Buy exclusives have been announce, Target will have a Steelbook (same package as the HMV exclusive but different content disc wise), Best Buy version has all the Blu-ray discs & digital version. There does not appear to be any extra content not included in the others. (Basic info at bottom.)
Weekend two box office totals are in for Pacific Rim: Uprising and as with it's opening weekend there are still big question marks. PRU finish it's second weekend with $47 million for the US and and $185 million for the international box office, a total of $232 million. The $47 million is less than half the US total from the first film and it dropped off more than the first film weekend to weekend ($16 million for the first film vs. $9 million).
As with the first film it's the international totals that will secure a sequel if we get one. Internationally PRU did $185 million which is better than the first film even with adding the China opening which was weeks later for the first film ($185 vs. $166 million ($88 plus $78 million)). The $185 million is also 60% of the first film international total of $309 million.
The biggest variable is how other films being released will affect PRU going forward, Ready Player One has already hurt the film (opening at $53 million) and Rampage will almost certain effect it since both films will pull from the same group of fans. Avengers Infinity War will most likely pull most remaining film goers away since it's in the same action adventure genre and already looks to be massive (base on ticket pre-sales), PRU will need to get most of it's box office take before than.
Steven S DeKnight has said he has an plan for Pacific Rim going forward (assumingly with Guillermo del Toro's blessing), hopefully we'll get to see it, since more kaiju films the better it is for fans.
Pacific Rim: Uprising hit theaters this weekend and there's a lot to take away from it but will really count is the final numbers. PRU opened with $28 million in the US and $150 worldwide, while it dethroned Black Panther as the top film the $28 million is shy of the first films opening of $38 million in the US. But as with the first film what may save it is the international box office, particular China.
It debut their with a $65 million opening, about $20 million more than the first film, and has also surpassed the first films opening overall take (of note the China opening came later with the first film, nearly three weeks). The first film took in $309 million, with about $112 of that from China (PRU has more than half of that China total already), and with the $122.5 international total it's almost a third of the way there.
It's still unclear where it will end up because Rampage, another monster flick, will hit April 13, before that this Friday is Ready Player One, and not to forget Avengers Infinity War hits in about a month. And with how well Black Panther did it's almost guaranteed to take over the box office.
Two new exciting item have been announced as we get closer to the release of Pacific Rim: Uprising, a new website and an art contest. The Jaeger Academy website let you enlisted, build your own Jaeger, play daily trivia, and more. The art contest, by Talent House, is for fans to submit posters, paintings, illustrations, etc. inspired by the film. Up to five pieces of art will be selected by Universal Pictures and Legendary Entertainment. The Selected Artists will receive $2,000 for each piece chosen and potentially have their work used in the Pacific Rim Uprising marketing campaign. Click the links in the articles to check them both out, Pacific Rim: Uprising hits theaters March 28th.
As announced yesterday on the Pacific Rim Twitter page the new trailer is here with a bunch of new footage check it out.
Here is the new Pacific Rim: Uprising trailer Bigger Badder Monsters that showcases the kaiju in the film. Pacific Rim: Uprising hits March 23.
Legendary showed a teaser reel at Tokyo Comic Con, it features scenes from the trailer mixed with behind the scenes footage as well as commentary from those working on the film, sort of a making of video. The film continues the story from the first film 10 years later, Pacific Rim: Uprising hits March 23, 2018.
EW has posted an exclusive first look at Pacific Rim: Uprising including screen shots and more plot details from John Boyega. The story details give more info on the characters including Jake Pentecost's (Boyega) and Mako Mori's (Rinko Kikuchi) relationship and what's gone on since the first filmincluding how the kaiju can return. There is also some more info on the new Jaegers as well. Click here to read the full article, warning possible spoilers. Below is some details from the article.
“Jake is the prodigal son,” Boyega tells EW. “He is a young guy who was on the cusp of greatness in his early days when he was training to be a Jaeger pilot, but he always had a troubled relationship with Stacker.
Father and son fell out, he says, “because of Stacker’s attention and hope and faith in Mako rather than him.” Mako is the Jaeger meister who helped save the world last time, played by Rinko Kikuchi, who returns for the sequel.
“The Kaiju have found a new way,” Boyega says. “They are way more intelligent than we thought they were. The monsters you saw in the first movie were the test run, to see how the planet would hold up. The breach we thought was closed is not their only way into our world. Their plans are more specific.
About the Jaegers
Gipsy Avenger (center, foreground): “She’s an upgrade model form Gipsy Danger in the first movie,” Boyega says.
“She is still a two-man Jaeger and has new weapons and technology. The new Gipsy has LCD screens and holographic imagery of what is going outside. Her gravity sling has improved,” he adds. “Pilots are no longer locked into robot by feet. It has a scanning system that makes the drift easier to handle. Gipsy Avenger is strongest and hardest to operate.”
Saber Athena (far left, in orange): “She’s the fastest Jaeger, and she is agile and assigned two skillful pilots who know how to do martial arts,” Boyega says. “She has two swords she can join together to slice stuff down. She’s flexible and very fast.”
Guardian Bravo (far right) in red: “She has big electric whips, but is very stocky and strong,” Boyega says.
Bracer Phoenix (background, center): “She is a mystery rogue Jaeger, but is really strong and advanced,” Boyega says. “She has guns on the chest. That Jaeger is, in fact, a three-man rig — one is in the cockpit shooting missiles and bullets from the chest.”