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Top 10 Worst Movie Sequels of All Time

August 9th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Top 10 Worst Movie Sequels of All Time
Hollywood loves a sure thing. So it's probably no surprise that when a film enjoys massive success at the box office, Tinsel Town executives immediately start planning the sequel. After all, audiences loved the original so just churning out more of the same is a bullet-proof plan, right?


While there have certainly been a number of great sequels that were as good as or even better than the original, there have also been quite a few times where the sequel failed to live up to expectations. Here are our picks in no particular order for the worst movie sequels of all time.

1. Caddysha...

The Rock Is No Match For ScarJo At The Box Office

July 28th, 2014 1:48pm EDT
'Lucy' Beats 'Hercules' At Box Office With $44 Million Haul
Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" easily topped the weekend box office with $44 million in ticket sales.

The actress plays the titular character, a student living in Taiwan who is tricked into delivering a suitcase. Then she's kidnapped, and a dangerous synthetic substance is surgically implanted in her body.

The substance leaks into her system and inexplicably gives her superhuman abilities. Her captors pursue her as she races to find a brain expert who can help her retain her humanity.

"Hercules," starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the mythical demigod, fell to number two at the box offic...

'Sex Tape' May Have Bombed Due To Its Title

July 21st, 2014 8:32am EDT
'Sex Tape' May Have Bombed Due To Its Title
Not many people thought "Sex Tape" was very sexy. The romantic comedy made just $15 million at the box office this weekend, and movie executives believe the title was to blame.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sony distribution chief Rory Bruer explained: "We made a sweet, funny romantic comedy with stars that we love, but the title is a little confusing to some folks. There's definitely a sweetness to it, and we hope we end up being around for a long while. We also have a strong opportunity overseas."

The movie centers on Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz), who after 10 years...

‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Easily Takes Top Spot At Box Office

July 13th, 2014 7:03pm EDT
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
With no true rivals at the box office, it was pretty easy for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to open at #1 at the box office - and by a wide margin.

Dawn earned $73 million over the weekend according to estimates, easily beating Transformers: Age of Extinction’s third week haul of $16.5 million. Tammy, one of the few movies to open for the July 4th weekend, dropped to third with $12.9 million. 22 Jump Street and How to Train Your Dragon 2 rounded out the top 5.

The only other films opening this weekend were Bollywood romantic comedy Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and independent flick Boyhood....

'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' Tops Box Office, Has Strong Opening In China

June 29th, 2014 8:16pm EDT
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Not surprisingly, Transformers: Age of Extinction has topped the weekend box office as the biggest film of 2014 (so far).

"Age of Extinction" pulled in a massive $100 million according to estimates, and is the first film to top the nine-digit mark this year.

The film topped the last installment in the series, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, by a mere $2 million, proving that the switch from Shia Labeouf to Mark Wahlberg as the film's lead had no effect on moviegoers.

The film pulled in nearly half of its opening weekend gross on Friday night, selling out shows across the country to rake ...

'Think Like A Man Too' Tops Box Office, 'Jersey Boys' Tumbles

June 22nd, 2014 5:03pm EDT
Think Like A Man Too
Kevin Hart has resumed his box office reign, thanks to Think Like A Man Too. The comedy took first place at this weekend’s box office with an estimated $30 million, barely edging out 22 Jump Street.

Hart starred in the first film, which went on to earn $96 million worldwide against a $12 million budget. He then helped Ride Along earn over $150 million worldwide and About Last Night to almost $50 million worldwide. Think Like A Man Too has already surpassed its production budget of $24 million.

22 Jump Street followed up its $57 million opening weekend with a respectable $29 million. How T...

'22 Jump Street' Easily Beats 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' At Box Office

June 16th, 2014 8:46am EDT
22 Jump Street
Comedy "22 Jump Street" smashed the competition at the box office, surprisingly beating animated film "How To Train Your Dragon 2." "Jump Street," which was expected to make a $50 million debut, took in $60 million in ticket sales.

In the film, officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) go deep undercover at a local college, meet new friends, and begin to question their friendship.

Starpulse critic Evan Crean said of the film: "Their partnership is definitely bromantic, but is also entertaining because it feels like a real romantic relationship. When they tensely talk about ...

Meet The Dragons Of "How To Train Your Dragon 2"

June 15th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Meet The Dragons Of "How To Train Your Dragon 2"
The How To Train Your Dragon series has brought to life a host of colorful draconian species that boast an interesting and powerful lore. With the sequel just releasing this week, we thought we would take some time to investigate the beasties that Dreamworks has concocted to heighten your anticipation for the film (if you haven't seen it already!)

We will be making references to the first film here, so beware there may be spoilers ahead for those of you who haven't seen it. We will be keeping references to the second film as spoiler free as humanly possible, so fear not!


The Ni...

10 Road Trip Movies To Watch Before Your Summer Vacation

June 7th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Thelma & Louise
Ah, road trips. Everyone has at least one fond memory of refusing to ask for directions, arguing with their wife and yelling at the kids to knock it off. Perhaps that's why Hollywood keeps going back to this formula time and again. Here are 10 of our favorite road trip movies of all-time.


This 2004 comedy staring Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church features a week long road trip to Santa Barbara Wine Country. Audiences cheered on loveable loser Miles Raymond as he put up with the douchebag antics of his old college roommate Jack Cole. One of the better-received road trip mo...

‘Maleficent’ Scores $70 Million At Box Office, ‘X-Men’ Drops 60%

June 1st, 2014 5:00pm EDT
Angelina Jolie’s Disney prequel Maleficent was the big winner this weekend at the box office, earning an estimated $70 million its opening weekend to earn it the #1 spot on the charts.

The film tacked on another $100 million worldwide, making its total of $170 million just shy of its production budget. The opening weekend’s take is Jolie’s best; Kung Fu Panda opened to 60 million and Wanted opened at 50 million.

X-Men: Days of Future Past dropped 64% from last week’s $90 million opening weekend, taking in $32 million. Including worldwide grosses, the film has pushed past the $500 million ...