Audiences to Get Smurfed in the Face Again with 'Smurfs 2' in 2013
by Ethan Anderton
August 9, 2011
If you just didn't get enough of the little blue woodland creatures this summer, then Sony Pictures has good news as the studio has announced a sequel to their big screen adaptation of The Smurfs which is now slated to hit theaters on August 2nd, 2013. It's the first film to be schedule in that month for the 2013 year in cinema, and since it's so early on, there are absolutely no story, cast, writing or directing details to be announced at this time. Honestly, it's not as if any of those details are important right now since the studio is probably just glad to have another property spawning a lucrative franchise at the box office.
Apparently the adaptation of the popular cartoon from decades past has exceeded all of the studios expectations within the first few days of the release. Not only has the film raked in over $78 million in the United States, but this past weekend, the film opened up at #1 in 23 overseas markets and has a current worldwide box office count of $135 million. Honestly, I could care less about this sequel, but obviously there's a decent amount of people who were interested in the first film to garner another adventure with The Smurfs. For my money, this is just a big load of Smurf, but for others it could be a fun family flick.