8 YA Movie Sequels That Didn’t Live Up to the Original Film
The only thing better than reading is when our fave YA book get a big-screen makeover and it’s a success. Too often, our favorite novels haven’t been chosen to make the transition from page to screen, and even when they are chosen it doesn’t go as planned. Sometimes the casting is totally wrong or the story doesn’t translate well and leaves fans and audiences disappointed.
Even when a book-turned-movie franchise is a success, that doesn’t mean it’s immune to failure. Even some of the biggest sagas and series have total flops and sequels that don’t compare in the box office to the original. We rounded up some of the sequels that missed the mark:
As the third installment in the massively successful Divergent series, Allegiant has made quite a bad name for itself. Not only did it make the least amount of money at the box office, but it didn't even make HALF of what the original did, garnering $66,184,051 compared to Divergent's $150,947,895. The movie did so poorly that Lionsgate had a decrease in stocks and caused a massive downturn in the Ascendant movie budget.