1 in 5 Hollywood films this year will be sequels

February 17th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 17 (ANI): 2011 is all set to be dubbed the ‘year of the sequel’, for one in five Hollywood films this year will be sequels.

At least 27 widely distributed films will be installments of previously successful releases. This means that the movie industry will set a new record for releasing follow-ups this year.

According to a study by movie tracking website Box Office Mojo, the previous record for releases of sequels was 24 in 2003.

“Hollywood is dipping into the well of past glory more than ever. It’s truly unfortunate that the story is held in such little regard,” the Telegraph quoted Brandon Gray, of Box Office Mojo, as saying.

There will be a record five “part 4″ sequels including ‘Mission: Impossible’ ‘Ghost Protocol’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’. And there will also be an unprecedented five “part 5″ movies including ‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘Final Destination 5′ and ‘Fast Five’. Six sequels are follow-ups to originals that were only released last year, signalling the determination of studios to strike while the iron is hot.

In addition to the 27 sequels scheduled for release this year a slew of other possible follow-up projects are also being looked at, including new “Bridget Jones” and “Ghostbusters” films.

The biggest grossing film of 2011 is also expected to be a sequel, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2′.(ANI)

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