11 Sequel Disappointments at the Box Office in 2016 (So Far)

11 Sequel Disappointments at the Box Office in 2016 (So Far)

7. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – $59 million


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Why did this sequel take so long to develop?  14 years after the original sleeper blockbuster spent most of 2002 earning small chunks of weekend-to-weekend dollars, it climbed its way to a mammoth $241 million, or $355 million in adjusted revenue.

Nia Vardalos’ long-awaited sequel finally arrived and sold only… 16% … of the original’s tickets. Now, to be fair, the sequel did earn $59.6 million against a budget of only $18 million.  That’s a solid result.  But let’s go back to that “16-percent” number again and just take it in…  If any other franchise lost 84% of its audience, it would be considered a colossal failure.  Luckily, at such a low cost, this sequel is a theoretical disaster that is still a big win.  There could even be a third wedding in the franchise’s future.

 

Next: You can safely say the audience diverted this one…

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