5 Best, Worst Movie Sequels Ever

'Godfather: Part II' is among the elite, but so is one of the 'Toy Story' sequels
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2017 2:05 PM CDT
5 Best, Worst Movie Sequels Ever
Jessie, voiced by Joan Cusack, Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Tim Allen, and Woody, voiced by Tom Hanks, are shown in a scene from "Toy Story 3."   (AP Photo/Disney Pixar)

Quick, name the best movie sequel of all time. The debate may be endless, but 24/7 Wall St. has come up with its own metric to figure out the best and worst Hollywood follow-ups. Among the considered factors are the domestic box-office haul and the average critics' ranking. Here are the top five in the best and worst rankings, starting with the best:

  1. The Godfather: Part II (1974): $272.4 million in domestic box office and an average critic ranking of 9.5/10
  2. The Dark Knight (2008): $660.3 million; 8.6/10
  3. Star Wars: Episode V—The Empire Strikes Back (1980): $958.9 million; 8.9/10
  4. Toy Story 3 (2010): $467.6 million; 8.9/10
  5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002): $521 million; 8.5/10

The worst:

  1. Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004): $13 million; 2.2/10
  2. Son of the Mask (2005): $23.6 million; 2.8/10
  3. Jaws: The Revenge (1987): $47.2 million; 2/10
  4. Caddyshack II (1988): $25.5 million; 2.2/10
  5. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997): $69.6 million; 2.4/10
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