Robocop is tracking really well for this weekend in China, it's opening weekend. 25+ Million looks in-line, based on today's initial tracking, which gives it a much better opening 3-day performance in China, than in the US. Plus, SPRI is distributing the film in China, which will give Sony the first bite of the box office collections, rather than MGM.
It is now very likely that Sony will make a small, but tidy profit from Robocop, inspite of the US box office 'disaster'. Looking forward to April/May, Spiderman will put a substantial chunk of cash on Sony's balance sheet, as they are completely in charge of financing and distributing it. More $$$$ from SPE = Higher Sony SP.