Although City of Ashes has been scheduled to start this September, 23, a lot of fans were still afraid that there would be no City of Ashes movie due to the "soft" opening of just over $14 million for City of Bones. However, The Hollywood Reporter tells us that:
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.Also, keep in mind, there will be a international roll-out for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
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 a disappointing $20 million in its U.S. release through Summit Entertainment, but went on to gross some $150 million worldwide.Martin Moskowicz also states:
Martin Moszkowicz, head of film and TV at Constantin and an executive producer on Mortal Instruments, blamed the weak early U.S. figures on "a strongly competitive environment," which included a pair of similarly-skewing genre pics in Lionsgate's horror movie You're Next and Edgar Wright's sci-fi action-comedy The World's End. He also cited strong holdovers The Butler and We're the Millers. Sony's Screen Gems picked up the film for the U.S.