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Robert Downey Jr’s ‘Sherlock’ Sequel Disappoints

The sequel to the lack luster Sherlock Holmes movie starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law premiered over the weekend to some pretty disappointing numbers.

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In 2009 Robert Downey Jr was riding a Hollywood comeback.  He was huge again thanks to Iron Man and it seemed like he could do no wrong, until Sherlock Holmes when came out big thanks to Downey and Jude Law’s star draw ability, but left people leaving the theaters bored.   A failed start to an apparent franchise.

Over the weekend the surprisingly high reviewed sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, came out and didn’t do exactly what the studio thought it would do.  It took in just $40 million, which is nearly $20 million less then what the first film took in.  Blame it on the act that it’s a busy time of year, but I chalk it up to people having a bad taste in their mouth from the first film.

Hollywood never ceases to amaze me.  A film is vastly disappointing so what do you do?  Say “Hey we gave it a good shot” or cook up another sequel and then be surprised when people don’t go to see it.  I might Redbox this one in the future if I have nothing better to do, but I’ll let the masses speak on this one.

As far as the weekend box office numbers, Holmes does finish in first place with those lukewarm numbers.  Far behind that was the third Alvin and the Chipmunks movie followed by the latest Mission Impossible which was even more disappointing than Sherlock bringing in just $13 million.

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