Successful Movies & Their Unsuccessful Spinoffs No One Cares About

There’s a misconception that movie spin-offs are good investments. But more often than not, spin-offs are minimally planned cash grabs that leave moviegoers wanting for the simplicity of what once was. And to show Hollywood where it went wrong and just how much these movies did not need their own spin-off, we’ve compiled the worst of the worst. That being said, here’s a list of the 5 successful movies and their unsuccessful spinoffs that no one cares about –

Paranormal Activity And Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

The first Paranormal Activity gave audiences a taste of what would become an extremely successful franchise. But the second installment dropped audience scores. And it was just the beginning of the fall and the producers started to feel pressure from all angles. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones then, was essentially just a way to make some easy cash without much thought into whether or not it was going to be received well. Some fans have stuck by The Marked Ones. But critics are reluctant to give it even one tomato in terms of their review scores.

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Successful Movies with Unsuccessful Spinoffs: Paranormal Activity
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Barbershop And Beauty Shop

Barbershop is a great movie that shows how close communities can be supportive, eccentric, and warm. The film has an enjoyable feel while also carrying an important message, which makes the storyline all the more entertaining. The opposite of Barbershop would have to be Beauty Shop. A 2005 movie that wasn’t even funny, to begin with, and tried too hard to combine superficiality with overlooked issues like sexism, racism, and class distinction. The spin-off was so unsuccessful at conveying its messages on these subjects that it didn’t even provide viewers with an easy laugh or two as they were watching the film unfold before their very eyes.

Successful Movies with Unsuccessful Spinoffs: Beauty Shop
Beauty Shop

The Fast And The Furious And The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift

When The Fast and the Furious first began, it captivated audiences with its heart-racing stunts, tight racing sequences, and the irresistible chemistry between its mismatched groups of criminals. It revived the street racing subgenre that was ubiquitous in the late 1990s with films like The Need For Speed and Racing Stripes. But as time went on and filmmakers began to run out of ideas, they kept going back to this same well over and over again – until Tokyo Drift came along. Though originally rejected by die-hard fans as an insult to their beloved franchise, Tokyo Drift would still be a major turning point for The Fast & Furious series.

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Successful Movies with Unsuccessful Spinoffs
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Cars And Planes

While we’re not in the least bit surprised that Pixar decided it was a good idea to create a spin-off from one of their worst reviewed franchises, what is wrong with this company? Do they not care even a little bit about quality control anymore? One would think the amount of money that could be made on the merchandise alone would probably merit releasing Planes into mainstream theaters. Unfortunately, it seems as though Disney Studios lost an interesting concept somewhere during development. It is because Planes has gone down in history as another cheesy waste of time by Disney.

Successful Movies with Unsuccessful Spinoffs: Planes
Disney’s Planes

Street Fighter And Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li

Based on the video game series, Street Fighter is about two warriors, Ryu and Ken, who travel the world to prove themselves as the strongest. It came out in 1994 starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as Guile. While it was not very well received by fans of the series or critics — just something we want to get out there – unlike Mortal Kombat it did not have a theatrical sequel. However, a reboot was made in 2009 gaining a pretty small cult following. It was called Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li and was based on one of the franchises’ forgettable characters. Even after having somewhat of a right vision, the film got reviewed as the perfect video game adaptation to forget with time.

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Successful Movies with Unsuccessful Spinoffs : Street Fighter
Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li
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