Power Rangers was, for me at least, a rather unexpectedly great movie. It also generally received positive reviews and was seen as a good start in a new franchise. However, that positivity hasn't translated to box office.
Not even breaking $100 million domestically, the film series' hopes for continuation does seem on dodgy ground. Lionsgate's hopes likely rested in how the film would do in the Chinese market, what with the film costing $100 million to make and then some in marketing. But sadly, Forbes are reporting that the film's debut in China has been far from spectacular – reporting that on it's first day Power Rangers only took $1.2 million.
It will be hard to justify a big budget sequel with these kinds of figures, which is a shame given the film's reception. It would be a terrible shame to see the film franchise stopped from continuing after such a promising start. Hopefully, DVD and Blu-Ray sales may help bolster the films taking and give some hope at another shot at the box office.