Thursday, June 17, 2010

You knew THIS was coming...

When I did my Karate Kid Nostalgia Theater last week, I was only half-joking about the remake spawning its own line of sequels.  Well, with a $54 mil haul last weekend that blew away all expectations and more than earned back its production budget, Deadline broke the most anticlimactic news of all time earlier this week.  In the series' previous life, 1986's The Karate Kid, Part II took in an impressive $115 million domestic total (outgrossing its predecessor), but Part III in '89 completely flamed out with a paltry $39 mil (the less said about The Next Karate Kid, the better).  Any bets on what the shelf-life will be for the Jaden Smith wing of the Karate Kid franchise?

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