No matter how profitable a movie is, some smash hits can’t act as a launchpad for a franchise. For an obnoxious example, we want to see nothing but Roland Emmerich. Independence Day: Resurgencewho ran into the land with nothing more than a boring rumble in development hell for twenty years.
1996 became the second-highest-grossing launch within the historical past of traditional cinema when it exploded onto the scene to turn into an instant popular culture phenomenon, although the second installment’s $389 million run was less than half that of its predecessor. Was, even with 20. Years of stamp worth inflation, hinting that the solicitation for food wasn’t another bout of extraterrestrial shenanigans.