Power Rangers has finally arrived in theaters and fans are curious to see if the reboot of the popular series will lead to a brand new film franchise. Now, the box office gross for the film’s Thursday night preview screenings has been reported, possibly offering a glimpse at how the film will fare over the weekend.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Power Rangers earned $3.6 million on Thursday night, beating the single-night gross of fellow new releases Life and CHIPS.
Sony’s Life, a science fiction thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, grossed $800,000 in Thursday night previews.
Power Rangers is projected to gross between $30 million to $40 million in its opening weekend, meaning the film will have to have a lengthy theatrical run in order to reach its reported $100 million budget.
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Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discoverer they are the only ones who save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
Directed by Dean Israelite, the film stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks and Bill Hader.
Power Rangers will be released in theaters on March 24, 2017.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter