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'Power Rangers' reboot all but dead after China failure

Worldwide audiences stayed at home for the 'Power Rangers' return
By: Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment News | Posted: May 17, 2017 3:43 am

While the newly rebooted 'Power Rangers' film was optimistically hoped to launch a new franchise, perhaps even a cinematic universe, but it now looks like a complete lack of interest all around the world has done what Rita Repulsa never could - actually kill the Rangers.

 

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According to Slash Film, the $100 million film has barely been able to recoup its production budget at the worldwide box office, let alone the hefty marketing campaign which came with it. Despite a tepid response from western audiences, including $84 million from the United States , the production had hoped that a stellar taken in China and Japan would prove its saving grace. Unfortunately, the film only managed $3.3 million over its Chinese premier weekend - a far cry from the $50 million haul of 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2. With just $138 million in the can, 'Power Rangers 2' looks to be fading dream. Or nightmare.

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