Sequels often don't make the same kind of coin as their predecessors.
So the fact that “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” couldn’t equal what “Neighbors” earned two years ago in its opening weekend isn’t news.
The new film’s calamitous drop is, though.
The sequel’s $21 million weekend haul represents a 55 percent decrease from the original’s $49 million opening frame.
To quote the late, great Myron Cope, “what a debacle!”
It could be that a sequel to the bawdy but sweet original didn’t make sense. Or, that the new film’s over-the-top liberalism snuffed out most of the laughs.
Either way, a third “Neighbors” is something Seth Rogen and co. will have to put behind the back burner.
In other entertainment news:
- Avowed socialist Lewis Black took a welcome swipe at political correctness during a new interview. He called PC mindset “between uptight and stupid.” Political correctness, he adds, has no sense of humor.
- The cast of “Thor: Ragnorak” is getting crowded. First, Jeff Goldblum and Karl Urban joined the project. Now, Cate Blanchett will play the movie’s villain. And for those cheering the “first” female supervillain … what about Poison Ivy in “Batman & Robin?”
- Stone Temple Pilots auditioning new lead singers following the death of Scott Weiland.
- What superhero burnout? “X-Men: Apocalypse“ scores big in overseas debut.
- Duck! Another bomb from director Sean Penn just landed at Cannes.
- Leonardo DiCaprio reaffirmed his hypocrite status anew while collecting an eco-friendly award.
- Elijah Wood makes explosive charges about pedophilia in Hollywood.
- “The Biggest Loser” caught in drug scandal? So says exclusive NY Post expose.
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