The newest big-screen version of the ‘Power Rangers’ franchise took another hit to its chances for getting a sequel green-lit in the future, as it suffered an extremely poor opening in China, where it had been expected to do rather well. Fans of the franchise are attempting to rally to the cause, however, in an attempt to save this latest iteration.
After the film made only $1.2 million during its opening day in China, the outlook for more ‘Power Rangers’ films following this formula looks bleak, based on pure finances. As of this writing, the film has only made approximately $135 million in worldwide box office; for a film that cost over $100 million to produce, the return is middling, at best.
A new Facebook group titled “Make Power Rangers Great Again for All Ages” has recently popped up and seems to be making a concerted effort to unify and direct fan support for the franchise. Sporting a cover image of the Power Rangers “lightning bolt” logo with a tagline reading “This is not the end,” the group is self-described thusly:
“Regardless of whether you liked the recent 2017 movie or not, I hope we are all here for a common goal: To see the Power Rangers brand thrive beyond the TV seasons that most of the OG fans pretty much grew out of which still target little children.
“I, like you I assume, don’t want a bad movie to be the end of the Power Rangers franchise expanding to audiences beyond little children and I would like to create a platform for like-minded people to gather and do something about it. I’m not sure what it is yet and that’s where folk like you and hopefully many others come in.”
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‘Power Rangers’ will be released via digital home video on June 13, 2017 and via Blu-Ray/DVD on June 27, 2017.
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