10 Superhero Sequels That Soared – or Sank – at the Box Office (Photos)
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Sometimes it's doubling down … sometimes it's going to the well one too many times
SANK: "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer": Although Tim Story's 2007 sequel to "Fantastic Four" received slightly better reviews (37 percent positive compared to 26 percent positive), its $289 million global haul sank from its predecessor's $330.5 million. The box office figure is more than double its budget, but was not enough to warrant a third, so 20th Century Fox has chosen to reboot the franchise instead.