What are the Most Demand Sequels for Movies from 2009?
by Alex Billington
December 23, 2009
I just received an email from MovieTickets.com with some interesting data that's worth sharing with all of you solely for the sake of discussion. They recently polled over 32,000 people who were purchasing tickets on the website and asked them: "which movie without an existing film franchise they'd like to see turned into a sequel." Essentially, they were asked what movie from 2009 do they want to a sequel for the most. I don't know what all the choices were, but the results will probably shock you. Then again, I have a feeling this is the demographic that sites like this cater to, so maybe it's not so surprising after all. Take a look.
Which 2009 non-franchise film do you most want to see a sequel for?
1. The Hangover (37%)
2. District 9 (27%)
3. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (21%)
4. Watchmen (8%)
5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (7%)
Part of the reason for this list being so weird is that they were only asking about movies that were not part of a franchise beforehand, which cuts out a lot of good movies. However, this list is still atrocious. As much as I loved Watchmen, you have to be an idiot to miss the fact that the movie can't really have a sequel (nor would Zack Snyder let them anyway). And I liked The Hangover, but I'm not that excited for its sequel. We know that Warner Brothers is developing a sequel to The Hangover, so the 12,000 people who voted for it will be happy very soon. But what about Inglourious Basterds? What sequels do you want to see the most?