For­mula for suc­cess

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - INSIDER -

TH­ESE se­quels had movie the­atres packed and their pro­duc­ers laugh­ing all the way to the bank.

Thor: Rag­narok: 2017 Chris Hemsworth’s char­ac­ter gets more pop­u­lar with age, with each new in­stal­ment more suc­cess­ful (fi­nan­cially) than the one be­fore. Rag­narok pulled in a tidy $1.1 bil­lion.

The Dark Knight Rises: 2012 Chris­tian Bale is ar­guably the best ac­tor to play Bat­man and fans seemed to think so too with the three movies he helmed pulling in $3.3 bil­lion — The Dark Knight Rises the most suc­cess­ful of the trio.

Find­ing Dory: 2016 It was go­ing to be tough work top­ping Find­ing Nemo, but 13 years later Pixar did it with this great fam­ily movie — Dory beat her fishy friend at the box of­fice when she pulled in $1.4 bil­lion.

Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble — Ghost Pro­to­col: 2011 Ethan Hunt and his IMF team have made more than $3 bil­lion since first hit­ting our screens in 1996. Ghost Pro­to­col has so far made the most with $920 mil­lion.

Toy Story 3: 2010 The Th ad­ven­tures of Woody and Buzz is an­other that t just keep get­ting more pop­u­lar each time the num­ber moves up at the end of the ti­tle, with three the most lu­cra­tive of the trio so far.

The T Hunger Games: Catch­ing Fire: 2013 Th The sec­ond in­stal­ment of the quar­tet was the mos most suc­cess­ful ($1.1 bil­lion), un­less you com­bine the tw two Mock­ing­jay chap­ters, which some called out t as a bit of a cash grab (it worked!).

Avengers: In­fin­ity War: 2018 It’s no sur­prise that the lat­est chap­ter is the most suc­cess­ful at the box of­fice ($2.5 bil­lion) — it was tough work find­ing a cin­ema that had any seats left for weeks af­ter its re­lease.

Ju­manji: Wel­come To The Jun­gle The Rock and Jack Black helped this sur­prise hit of 2017 — re­leased more than two decades af­ter the orig­i­nal — rake in a whop­ping $1.2 bil­lion world­wide.

Fu­ri­ous 7: 2015 The first of the fran­chise’s eight in­stal­ments re­leased af­ter Paul Walker’s tragic death, this movie went on to make just un­der $2 bil­lion.

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