Production moves forward on ‘City of Ashes’

Due to the state of the box office status of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, many a fan, myself included, began to wonder if there would be in fact a sequel or if plans would be squashed due to low ticket sales. It was officially announced that Constantin is moving forward with production of the films’ sequel The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes.

According to Hollywood Reporter, Constantin has this to say:

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.

There are a handful of international territories in which the film has not yet been released including Germany and South America which open this weekend. Constantin is hopeful for a large 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 for The Mortal 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.

Fans are hopeful for the rise of City of Bones and the continuation of the series.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is in theaters now.

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