A sequel to “power rangers” was reportedly in pre-production. Now, Forbes reports that it is not going to happen due to the underwhelming performance of the film at the box office. The Dean Israelite-directed reboot of the famous television series was released earlier this year and grossed only $86 million at the US box office. The film earned $51 million in the overseas markets and is one of the major flops of the year.

'Power Rangers 2' chances looking slim

The film has failed to garner much attention in Japan, China, and Canada, which are the major critical markets for the movie industry.

“Power Rangers” released in only two cities of Japan and could not gross more than $1 million. While the film has received satisfactory comments from American critics, the sequel seems to be impossible as there is no guarantee that it will gross better than the original.

The film has failed to pull in a sizeable third week at the box office, and all eyes turned to the US market to help bring up the rear. To be honest, $51 million is not enough for the filmmakers to think about a sequel.

Critical response

“Power Rangers” is developed with a budget of $100 million and over $60 million spent on international marketing. Saban's movie is based on a superhero team of the same name. It is the first film featuring autistic superhero and LGBTQ.

“Power Rangers” debuted at the Regency Village Theater in March 2017 and was released worldwide the same month. The cast included Elizabeth Banks, Fred Tatasciore, Jaime Callica, Kayden Magnuson, David Denman, Dacre Montgomery, Bill Hader, Amy Jo Johnson, Erica Cerra, Jason David Frank, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin, Anjali Jay, Emily Maddison, Caroline Cave, RJ Cyler, and Patrick Sabongui.

As of May 20, 2017, the movie has grossed a total of $139 million at the global box office. It was expected to break the records of “Wilson” and “CHiPs,” which premiered on the same day. Unfortunately, “Power Rangers” could not earn more than $10 million from Thursday night previews, while “CHiPs” and “Wilson” grossed $30 and $32 million, respectively.

The audience is notably diverse and mostly 19-41 years old.

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes assigns it a rating of 49% based on 121 reviews. The film has an average of 39 out of 100 scores on Metacritic based on 24 critics. IGN gives it a 6.9/10, saying that “Power Rangers” has disappointed the viewers to a greater extent.