Are sequels as good as the first movie?

As an analyst by trade, I love a good infographic.  I also love movies, so nothing geeks me up more than an IG about movies.  A few weeks ago I posted about a great interactive infographic which showed the weekly box office receipts for every movie in 2010 and how long they ran.  It’s interesting to see how many of those movies are sequels.

Most people don’t think movie sequels are as good as the original, but can you be sure? Well, BoxOfficeQuant has come out with a really interesting IG showing how sequels of movies plot in comparison to the originals, using Rotten Tomatoes rankings.  So here it is, the proof we’ve been waiting for…  Click the image below to follow the link to a larger version.

So how did your favorite sequels rank?

About EDC

EDC is an award-winning author with a passion for telling imaginative stories resonating with universal truths. His latest novel, Runaway, is a futuristic action/adventure inspired by the book of Philemon. EDC was born in Georgia, growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta, where he now lives with his wife, Amy, and daughter, Emma. Besides writing and being employed as an analyst in the airline industry, he has worked as a volunteer with youth, church planting, and Compassion International. He enjoys landscape gardening, listening to alternative rock, and playing the swordfight game on Wii Sports Resort.
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