Why is 2016 the year of Failed Sequels?

Below is a list of failed sequels for 2016, sequels that earned significantly less than the original or previous film.

  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Ride Along 2
  • Zoolander 2
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles Out of the Shadows
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • X-Men Apocalypse
  •  Huntsman Winter’s War
  • Divergent series Allegiant
  • Neighbors 2

Considering this is June, this is a fair amount of failed sequels. I might have forgotten one. So does this mean anything? And if so, what does it mean? Is it really that different from last year?

I am not sure it means anything. Each movie might have failed for different reasons. Neighbors 2 might have failed because people just didn’t want to see a second movie with those characters. Ride Along 2 might have failed because Kevin Hart is making a lot of films and even his fans didn’t love the original.

There were some failed sequels in 2015. Maybe there we not as many but there were some.


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