You said Power rangers cut a lot of things that LG has in its movies can I ask what? Also why do you think PR didn't do so well at the box office? Release date? That most people think neg of power rangers? No real PR what?
It didn’t necessarily cut all that typical Lionsgate movie stuff out but it definitely didn’t use most of them. Think of Hunger Games and Divergent. Those movies are both the usual Lionsgate young adult franchises with the teen romance and love triangles and strong white female leads and not much diversity etc.
This first Power Rangers movie didn’t really have the usual Lionsgate young adult franchise tropes like the love triangle and the forced romance (they cut out the Jason and Kimberly kiss because it didn’t benefit the female character’s storyline in that moment) and Power Rangers was really diverse, with only 1 of their 5 leads being white.
As for the box office there were a few reasons as to why it didn’t do as well as it could have.
1) They should’ve had a different release date (this applies to the US and Worldwide release date, the China release date and the Japan release date). The US and Worldwide/International on March 24th was a week after the release date of the Beauty and the Beast movie which was a strong box office contender and a really tough movie to go against. The the China release date had the movie go against Guradians of the Galaxy 2 and the Japan release had it against the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie which did well there so both these movies were tough competition to go against. The China and Japan releases were months after the original release so all the hype died down.
2) The promotion and marketing could have been better. The movie only had a $100 budget so they didn’t spend a lot on promoting the movie. The first two trailers also came out really late and the big promotional push didn’t start early enough. I also think they needed to use the fact that the movie is so diverse a bit more to promote it too. They also needed to find a way to promote to non-power ranger fans too.
3) Lionsgate wasn’t sure about what audience they wanted to aim this movie to. They wanted hardcore Power Ranger fans, they wanted people who watched MMPR as kids but weren’t really into Power Rangers after that and they wanted to draw in younger kids. So the target audience wasn’t clear so they didn’t know who (and how) to promote the movie to.
4) Most audiences want to see superhero movies for the action and stuff but Power Rangers was more of a story-focues movie with the action added on to it. I personally liked that about the movie but it’s why there wasn’t a rewatch factor for more casual audiences.