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The 10 Biggest Box Office Improvements from the Original Film to the Sequel

By Dustin Rowles | Seriously Random Lists | May 11, 2011 | Comments ()


And that's why there are 27 sequels this year.

But historically, which movie franchises fared better their second time out? Here's a list of the ten movies with the biggest box-office improvement.

The Ten Biggest Box Office Improvements from the Original to the Sequel (Whole Dollar)

1. Batman Begins ($205 million) --> The Dark Knight ($533 million): $328 million

2. Terminator ($38 million) ---> Terminator 2 ($204 million): $166 million

3. Shrek ($267 million) ---> Shrek 2 ($441 million): $174 million

4. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery ($53 million) ---> Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me ($206 million): $153 million

5. Tron ($33 million) ---> Tron Legacy ($177 million): $144 million

6. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ($305 million) ---> Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($423 million): $118 million

7. Meet the Parents ($166 million) ---> Meet the Fockers: ($279 million): $113 million

8. The Matrix ($171 million) ---> The Matrix Reloaded: ($281 million): $1`0 million

9. Twilight ($192 million) ---> New Moon ($296 million): $104 million

10. First Blood ($47 million) ---> Rambo: First Blood Part 2 ($150 million): $103 million


The Ten Biggest Box Office Improvements from the Original to the Sequel (By Percentage)

1. The Boondock Saints ($30,000) ---> Boondock Saints: All Saints Day ($10 million): 33,248%

2. Clerks ($3.1 million) ---> Clerks 2 ($24 million): 677%

3. The Hustler ($7.6 million) ---> The Color of Money ($52 million): 588%

4.. Tron ($33 million) ---> Tron Legacy ($177 million): 436%

5. Terminator ($38 million) ---> Terminator 2 ($204 million): 434%

6. . Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery ($53 million) ---> Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me ($206 million): 282%

7. . First Blood ($47 million) ---> Rambo: First Blood Part 2 ($150 million): 219%

8. Mad Max ($8.75 million) ---> Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior ($23 million): 170%

9. Highlander ($5.9 million) ---> Highlander II: The Quickening ($15.5 million): 164%

10. Batman Begins ($205 million) --> The Dark Knight ($533 million): 160%




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