There have been a lot of questions surrounding the state of production on The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes after a disappointing box office start for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Constantin is feeling confident enough to indeed move forward with the sequel this fall.
Despite the soft U.S. start, Moszkowicz said the reaction from the book’s fan base has been “very positive.” And he said that Constantin is proceeding with plans to begin shooting a sequel,Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, in Toronto this fall.
The last we heard the film was slated to start production on September 23, but early October has also been floating around. But it’s a fall production start on The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes.
The film has still yet to be released in many international territories (including Germany and South America, which open this weekend) and Constantin is looking for a nice global box office gross.
Mortal Instrument‘s international rollout has only just begun. Constantin said the film’s total take so far is $26.6 million, driven by a U.K. bow of around $1.8 million and more than $1.4 million from Australia. Several major territories follow this week, including Spain, Italy, Germany and Mexico. From there, the film will make its way around the world throughout the fall and into the winter months.
Moszkowicz said it was still too early to make a prognosis forMortal Instrument‘s global box office revenue. But Constantin has proven before that it can successfully use international markets to recoup a shortfall in the U.S. Paul WS Anderson‘s The Three Musketeers (2011), a Constantin production, earned s disappointing $20 million in its U.S. release through Summit Entertainment, but went on to gross some $150 million worldwide.
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