Nowadays, it seems like nearly every new film that hits theaters is a sequel of some kind. Or a remake or a reboot of some already existing franchise. Some of these send up being incredible and have fans lining up out the door to see. Others are pretty unnecessary and flop badly at the box office. Whether you love them or hate them, movie sequels of all shapes and sizes will continue to be churned out every year.
While everyone knows about the numerous Harry Potter sequels or the plethora of films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are a bunch of other film franchises that have WAY more iterations than you would ever guess. This article will take a look at ten film franchises that have racked up more sequels over the years than you might have thought.
While the first Leprechaun film made eight times its meager $1 million budget, it was a huge critical flop. Even dedicated horror fans didn’t really like it. Instead of chalking it up as a loss and moving on, Trimark Pictures decided to not only make one more Leprechaun film, but actually five more after that! If you thought the films would improve with practice, you would be wrong.
Each and every one of the six Leprechaun films received terribly negative reviews and went direct-to-video after Leprechaun 2. This is one of the worst film franchises out there and I cannot believe they put out five sequels, which include insane titles like Leprechaun 4: In Space, Leprechaun in the Hood, and Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood. Yes, we’re serious about those. It does have a small legion of fans who love the campy awfulness of it all, but most franchises have at least one or two decent films. Not this one.