Saban’s Power Rangers movie has officially hit theaters, and fans can check out the current box office results below!
Midnight Opening – $3.6 million
Friday – $14.9 million
Saturday – $14.6 million
Sunday – $7.2 million
Monday-Thursday – $10.3 million
Friday – $4.0 million
Saturday – $6.1 million
Sunday – $4.1 million
Monday-Thursday – $4.1 million
Friday – $1.7 million
Saturday – $2.7 million
Sunday – $1.8 million
Fourth Week – $5.5 million
Current Domestic Total (Through 4/16) – $80.6 million
Current International Total (Through 4/16) – $47.7 million
Current Worldwide Total – $128.3 million
The movie has officially crossed the $100 million club worldwide, which matches the film’s budget, but does not guarantee a sequel due to box office complications. Saban’s Power Rangers will need to continue building on its box office performance, primarily overseas, in order to convince international distributors to invest in a potential sequel.
In its second week in theaters, Saban’s Power Rangers saw a steep drop off. While most studios hope for a 50% second week drop, Power Rangers suffered one the size of 64%. It fell to 4th place behind Beauty & the Beast, and theater newcomers Boss Baby and Ghost In The Shell.
However, with a $40.5 million domestic opening weekend, box office analysts had called Power Rangers’ opening weekend performance incredibly positive, with Hollywood Reporter claiming it “morphed into a bigger player than expected”, and Variety labeling it “the new superhero franchise on the block”.
Internationally, Saban’s Power Rangers struggled mightily, pulling in a weak $18.7 million opening weekend in over 62 countries. The only positive note to draw from the foreign market would be the movie having not yet released in China or Japan, both of which are expected to deliver the largest overseas audiences for Saban’s Power Rangers. The movie will release in those countries in mid-May and mid-July respectively.
The film came in second place at the domestic box office on its opening weekend, as it trailed Beauty & the Beast’s $89 million, but stayed far ahead of its opening weekend competitors in Life and CHIPs. Saban’s Power Rangers safely topped the analysts’ projections, who only forecasted a $38 million opening weekend for the film.
The turnout for Power Rangers thus far has consisted of 65% male, and 49% millennials according to studies performed by CinemaScore.
Saban’s Power Rangers nearly matched the midnight opening for Kong: Skull Island, which earned $3.7 million. Power Rangers also surged far ahead of Lego Batman, which opened to only $2.2 million in its midnight release. Life and CHIPs, both of which opened alongside Power Rangers, failed to meet even $1 million in their midnight openings.
Power Rangers fans will have to stay tuned for news on a potential sequel as the film’s financial revenue continues to climb at the box office in the weeks ahead.