Ace Ventura 2 And 14 Other Sequels That Bafflingly Made More Money Than The Original

They people have spoken, and they want more Ernest.
Ace Ventura 2 And 14 Other Sequels That Bafflingly Made More Money Than The Original

Writing a movie without pre-existing IP is hard. Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Disney, and Pixar are guarenteed to make more money than can fill all their swimming pools, Scrooge McDuck-style. But making a movie from an original concept is trickier. If people don't like it, bummer. If people dig your flick, then they'll tell their friends about it, reviewers will praise, and advertisers will ramp up the TV spots. That's when you make your millions. As time goes by, the demand for a sequel grows. The unmassed washes clamor for more! Unfortunately, the sequel is almost never as good as the original, and few things live up to hype.

It makes sense on paper that a sequel would benefit from a few years of growing a fandom. That doesn't mean the box office makes sense. We’ll just never be able to wrap our heads around Tron Legacy absolutely crushing Tron at the box office.

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues $113 MILLION $137 MILLION After 9 long years, America's lamp-loving bros finally got their follow-up Ron Burgundy adventure. It was substantially less quotable, but raked in 21% more cash.
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American Pie 2 STIFLERE FINCHCKEVIN VICKY OZ JESSICA I4ATSER 18 DAD ORAGKEDO $154 MILLION $205 MILLION Fans waited 2 long years cand shelled out 33% more money) to see just what inanimate object Jason Biggs would f*k next: a trumpet, technically!
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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water sQuu, Minve 2-60 CRAGKEDcO $113 MILLION $172 MILLION This franchise is approximately as goofy as Ace Ventura, but production is a bit more complicated than unleash Jim Carrey and make sure the cameras are rolling. It took 11 years, but the SpongeBob sequel
Meet the Fockers RobrtDe Niro enStiller Meetthe Parenits CRACKEDOON $242 MILLION $370 MILLION It took 4 years to top the funniest thing to happen to modern cinema: naming the protagonist Gaylord. But they pulled it off! Hiring Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand for the sequel gave them a 53% bump
Shrek 2 S CRACKEDO $379 MILLION $585 MILLION It took 3 years, but they got the band back together, to the tune of a 55% gross increase.
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Fast Food. High Times. JOKN CHO KAL PENON HAROLD & KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTAN CRACKED $24 MILLION $44 MILLION 4 years after their epic quest to chomp some tiny burgs (and just 1 year before Kal Penn joined the friggin' Obama administration), the
Tron: Legacy urvenre mnn tooon Neverbetore nou CRACKED CON $86 MILLION $198 MILLION Disney let this fandom marinate for 28 years, which resulted in 131% increase in box office gross.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle JUMANJI $165 MILLION $413 MILLION It took a small army of celebrities to fill the shoes of the late Robin Williams, but they managed to increase box office gross by 151%, 22 years later.
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day CRACKED.COM $93 MILLION $377 MILLION It took 7 years, but they upped box office sales by 307% with the big twist: angry robot is good guy now!
Clerks I WITH NO POWER COMES NO RESPONSIBILITY. Rks CRACKEDCO $5 MILLION $30 MILLION Kevin Smith's low-budget masterpiece had 12 years to cultivate a die-hard fandom, before he hit 'em with a sequel (that brought in 462% more at the box office).
The Boondock Saints I: All Saints Day DAOE PRICKHLANERY REEDUS THE BOONDOCK SAINTS Pu TAS CRACKED.COM 46,000 $12 MILLION After 10 years of wallpapering the American dorm room with the Boondock Saints movie poster, they finally dropped a sequel that raked in a whopping 000% more at the box office
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