After coming in third on its opening weekend, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim was declared dead on arrival by the same people that worked themselves into a frenzy anticipating it. But Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull doesn’t care. He’s too busy counting the $411 million the movie made worldwide ($309 million of it overseas).
In an interview with Collider about Legendary’s Godzilla remake, Tull says that not only did Pacific Rim make a ton of money internationally, it’s also performing stronger than expected on the home video and merchandizing fronts. And since the future of the movie industry lies in the global box office—the MPAA’s most recent figures estimate that 70 percent of Hollywood revenue comes from overseas—that’s good news for fans hoping for a sequel. As Tull says, the plan is to “sit down with Guillermo and as long as we think it’s authentic and there’s something to say, we’re certainly open to it."
If it does get the green light, Pacific Rim 2 will have to wait: Del Toro is currently busy filming Crimson Peak, which won’t hit theaters until late 2015.