The Transformers sequel has just broken the top 100 of all-time Box Office receipts holders (for adjusted dollars). I’m not sure what that says about this year. Nothing good, I expect.
Last year, the only movie to crack the list was The Dark Knight, which made it all the way to #27. The year before that, Spiderman 3. The year before that Pirates 2. You have to go back to 2004 and Mel Gibson’s curiously uninfluential (in terms of Hollywood productions) Passion of the Christ to find a non-sequel.
If you ever wondered why studios make so many sequels, that’d be why. I’m sort of impressed that there are movies in the top 100 that don’t have sequels. But I guess that’s problematic in some cases.
I mean, what’re you gonna do? The Eleventh Commandment? Titanic 2: The Lusitania?
I should shut up. I’m probably giving somebody ideas.