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Which movie sequel was better received than its initial version? Please use inflation-adjusted box office figures.

Question #148567. Asked by psnz.
Last updated Jul 16 2021.
Originally posted Jul 16 2021 6:29 PM.

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The 1992 film "El Mariachi" made 2 million dollars at the US box office. Its sequel, 1995s "Desperado", made 25 million. That doesn't necessarily mean "Desperado" was better received. Figures have not been adjusted for the rate of inflation between 1992 and 1995.

Jul 16 2021, 8:54 PM
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#5. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

- Sequel domestic box office gross: $309.8 million
- Original: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
- Original domestic box office gross: $84.1 million
- Sequel vs. original box office increase: 268%


#4. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

- Sequel domestic box office gross: $376.7 million
- Original: The Terminator (1984)
- Original domestic box office gross: $92.5 million
- Sequel vs. original box office increase: 307%


#3. Clerks II (2006)

- Sequel domestic box office gross: $30.0 million
- Original: Clerks (1994)
- Original domestic box office gross: $5.3 million
- Sequel vs. original box office increase: 463%


#2. Desperado (1995)

- Sequel domestic box office gross: $41.8 million
- Original: El Mariachi (1992)
- Original domestic box office gross: $3.6 million
- Sequel vs. original box office increase: 1,046%


#1. The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)

- Sequel domestic box office gross: $12.0 million
- Original: The Boondock Saints (1999)
- Original domestic box office gross: $45,816
- Sequel vs. original box office increase: 26,086%

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Jul 16 2021, 8:59 PM
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