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Box Office: “Sex and the City 2″ grosses a disappointing $51.3 million domestically in five days the brutal, over-the-top negative reviews slow the box office returns for Sex and the City 2?

The second feature film in the franchise finished third over the Memorial Day weekend behind first place Shrek Forever After and Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.

With $51.4 million earned from Thursday through Monday, the sequel’s five-day performance still fell short of its 2008 predecessor’s opening weekend by $5 million. Internationally, SATC2  earned $27.6 million from 17 markets and opens in 20 more this week.

It’s worldwide total currently stands just under $70 million.

The sequel had a production budget of $100 million and cost probably at least that much to market. I’m concerned that the returns won’t be high enough to justify a third film and that would be a real pity.

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3 Remarks

  1. Greg,

    I agree it’d be a shame without a third film. Can’t quite put my finger on this one because the ‘SATC’ franchise has usually been critic-proof. The opening night crowd I saw it with loved it and was lined almost to the sidewalk doors of the theater. I’m wondering if it’s because the main city in this sequel is Abu Dabi and not Manhattan? I don’t know if with our troops still fighting that the UAE plot angle is a crowd-pleaser even though the creators said that it allowed for some feminist angles and scope. Would love to know what you think.

  2. There are some of us that think the whole idea of sex and the city has just gotten a bit tired.

  3. June 1st, 2010 at 11:28 pm
    fakepursenijas says:

    SATC 2 was better than the first one. In the HBO series, there was a lightness to the comedy that was sorely missing in the first movie. Some of it was recaptured in the second movie. I agree that this movie was missing the CITY! New York is a major character that cannot be replaced. Also, something that bugged me from the first movie was Standford and Anthony. They hated each other in the series and Stanford was with Marcus and there is no mention of what happened to Marcus. It just always felt disjointed to have Stanford and Anthony as a couple and now married. But having said all that, I did find the movie entertaining and laughed out loud at all of Samantha’s antics.

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