8 movie sequels no one asked for

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This Friday, The Collection — a sequel to 2009's little-loved horror flick The Collector — hits theaters, carrying on a proud Hollywood tradition of movie sequels that audiences never really wanted

This Friday, The Collection, a sequel to the 2009 horror film The Collector, will hit theaters nationwide. (Watch the trailer for The Collection below.) If you somehow managed to avoid being swept up in Collector fever in 2009, you're not alone: The original film — the story of a psychotic serial killer who prepares deadly, elaborate traps for his victims and then adds their corpses to his "collection" — grossed less than $10 million in theaters, and the sequel hardly seems poised for box-office glory either. If it bombs, as expected, it would only be the latest in a recent string of underperforming sequels seemingly mandated by Hollywood's ongoing quest to create the next big franchise — even if audiences aren't exactly clamoring for them:

1. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)
14 percent positive reviews
Production budget: $85 million
Domestic gross: $43.6 million

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2. Pink Panther 2 (2009)
10 percent positive reviews
Production budget: $70 million
Domestic gross: $35.9 million

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3. Punisher: War Zone (2008)
27 percent positive reviews
Production budget: $35 million
Domestic gross: $8 million

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 4. Evan Almighty (2007)
23 percent positive reviews
Production budget: $175 million
Domestic gross: $100.5 million

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5. Basic Instinct 2 (2006)
7 percent positive reviews
Production budget: $70 million
Domestic gross: $5.9 million

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6. Son of the Mask (2005)
6 percent positive reviews
Production budget: $84 million
Domestic gross: $17 million

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7. Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)
0 percent positive reviews
Production budget: $20 million
Domestic gross: $9.4 million

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8. The Whole Ten Yards (2004)
4 percent positive reviews
Production budget: $40 million
Domestic gross: $16.3 million

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Watch a trailer for The Collection:

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