Executive producer Harvey Weinstein, who’s Weinstein Company is co-distributing the film with Lionsgate, expressed his intention to do another Rambo film.
In a conversation with Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood Daily, Weinstein believes that Rambo “will end up doing $50 mil here and $100M to $150M foreign. That’s what usually happens since this franchise is really big overseas.”
Weinstein even has a plot in mind:
“Bringing the character back to the United States”. Rambo in a wheelchair, I asked? (Given that Sly at age 61 is ridiculously old to still be an action hero.) Harvey laughed and said, “I like the idea of an older guy kicking ass. Maybe it’s because I’m older, too.” (Weinstein turns 56 this March.)
Rambo opened this past Friday, and took in an estimated $18.2 million through Sunday, slightly behind the #1 film of the week Meet the Spartans ($18.7 million).
Source: Deadline Hollywood Daily