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Quiz about Sequel the Sequel

Sequel: the Sequel Trivia Quiz

For this quiz, simply match the original film with its sequel. In this quiz, all of the sequel movies did far better at the box office than the original film. The original film is listed on the left. Good luck!

A matching quiz by Trivia_Fan54. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Quiz #
Mar 26 23
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Very Easy
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Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. El Mariachi  
From Russia With Love
2. The Hustler  
3. Batman Begins  
The Dark Knight
4. Patriot Games  
Madea's Family Reunion
5. Unbreakable  
Clear and Present Danger
6. Dr. No  
A Shot in the Dark
7. Pitch Black  
The Devil's Rejects
8. Diary of a Mad Black Woman  
The Color of Money
9. House of 1000 Corpses  
10. The Pink Panther  
The Chronicles of Riddick

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. El Mariachi

Answer: Desperado

"El Mariachi" is a Spanish-language independent film. In it, a criminal breaks out of a Mexican prison with a guitar case full of weapons and goes in search of revenge on a drug lord who had had him arrested. A young musician matching his description arrives in town at the same time looking for work. Mixups and violence follow.

The film received many honors, including induction In the Library of Congress' National Film Registry. When it was released in 1992, it also held a record with the "Guinness Book of World Records" for the lowest budgeted film ever to gross $1 million at the box office.

Its take at the box office was around $2 million. Its sequel, "Desperado", was released in 1995, and quickly overtook its predecessor at the box office. "Desperado" starred Antonio Banderas playing the ex-prisoner who was intent on revenge.

It grossed $22.4 million dollars at the box office.
2. The Hustler

Answer: The Color of Money

"The Hustler" starred Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason in a film about professional hustling and high-stakes wagering in the game of pool. In this movie, Paul Newman's character is first humiliated by Jackie Gleason's character, but then returns after a few life events and takes revenge at the pool table.

It was released in 1961. In 2008, the American Film Institute recognized it as the sixth best film in the sports genre in their "Ten Top Ten" poll. Twenty-five years after "The Hustler" was released, Paul Newman reprised his role from the original movie when "The Color of Money" was released.

In this movie, he has retired from playing pool and is now a liquor salesman who teaches a younger pool player how to hustle, or lure players into losing money.

The film co-starred Tom Cruise and showed a significant box office gross improvement. The original film had a $7.6 million gross, while the sequel had a $52.3 million gross. Now that's an improvement!
3. Batman Begins

Answer: The Dark Knight

"Batman Begins" was released in 2005 to tell the story of how Batman got his start as Bruce Wayne after the death of his father. Upon its release in 2005, the film grossed over $371 million worldwide. Only three years later, the sequel to the film, "The Dark Knight" was released.

The "Knight" refers to Batman who was fighting against the villain known as "The Joker" in this film. The 2008 sequel grossed over $533 million at the box office.
4. Patriot Games

Answer: Clear and Present Danger

"Patriot Games" stars Harrison Ford in an American spy/thriller/action movie that hit theatres in 1992. It is actually a sequel to the movie "The Hunt for Red October". In this movie, Ford plays a retired CIA agent who witnesses a terrorist attack in London.

After testifying in the trial, the perpetrators of the crime seek revenge on him for the testimony that led to their conviction. The third movie in the trilogy (and sequel of "Patriot Games") is "Clear and Present Danger", also starring Ford.

In this movie, the ex-CIA agent is appointed to a role in the government to help fight against Colombian drug cartels. It was released two years after "Patriot Games" in 1994. In this case, the sequel (third movie in the trilogy) grossed $38.8 million more than the second movie in the trilogy.
5. Unbreakable

Answer: Split

"Unbreakable" was released in 2000. The thriller stars Bruce Willis as an ordinary man who is guided into believing that he has superhero abilities such as super strength and extrasensory perception. This causes him to believe that he has reached his potential of becoming an actual superhero.

The movie grossed almost $100 million at the box office when it was released. The movie "Split" is a thriller about a man with 24 distinct personalities. It was not marketed as a sequel to "Unbreakable". Rather, audiences were surprised with a scene featuring Bruce Willis in an uncredited cameo performance that tied the two movies together. "Split" grossed almost three times the original movie's box office take, with $278 million at theatres worldwide.
6. Dr. No

Answer: From Russia With Love

"Dr. No" introduced James Bond to the world. It was the first "007" movie, released in 1962. There is not much to tell about the plot - international travel, car chases, enemy agents, and beautiful women. Every "James Bond" movie had similar themes and plots.

The movie, starring Sean Connery, grossed $16.1 million at the box office. "From Russia With Love" was the second "James Bond" movie, released in 1963. It also starred Sean Connery, and had many of the same plot elements as its prequel. In this case, the sequel increased the box office take by over 50%, with a total of $24.8 million.
7. Pitch Black

Answer: The Chronicles of Riddick

"Pitch Black" was released in 2000. It is a science fiction/action/thriller movie with Vin Diesel in the main role. The movie takes place in the distant future. Diesel plays Riddick, a criminal who is being transported on a space-travel vehicle that crashes on a distant and unknown planet inhabited by violent creatures.

The survivors are attacked and Riddick becomes the hero in their attempts to fix the crashed ship and leave the planet. The movie did not garner critical acclaim, but did well at the box office with a worldwide gross of $39.2 million. Four years later, in 2004, "The Chronicle of Riddick" was released.

It is a follow up to the prequel, with bounty hunters chasing Riddick in the futuristic land. Once again, Vin Diesel appears in the main role.

In this case, the sequel outdid the first movie, with a box office gross of $57.8 million.
8. Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Answer: Madea's Family Reunion

In 2005, Tyler Perry wrote and starred in "Diary of a Mad Black Woman". Rather than Hollywood, this romantic-comedy was filmed in Fairburn, Georgia. It is a movie with plenty of roles, and plenty of story lines ranging from mistresses and divorce to shooting and long-term care.

It may not sound like it, but it really is a funny movie. It grossed $50.6 million at the box office. In 2006, "Madea's Family Reunion" was released. In this film, Tyler Perry plays three roles in another movie that is difficult to describe in a few sentences.

Themes include house arrest, a rebellious foster child, love and betrayal. Again, it is a comedy to be enjoyed. The sequel also showed a modest improvement at the box office compared to the original movie, grossing $63.3 million.
9. House of 1000 Corpses

Answer: The Devil's Rejects

The horror film "House of 1000 Corpses" debuted in 2003. The movie is about a group of teenagers who are captured and abused by a psychotic family. There is not much of a plot besides the terror inflicted on the group of teenagers. The generally negative reviews that it received upon its release might explain why it only garnered $12.6 million at the box office.

Its sequel, "The Devil's Rejects" received mixed reviews from critics when it was released in 2005. In this movie, the psychotic family is sought by the local law enforcement agency.

They fight back and terror results. Although it wasn't a blockbuster, it still did better at the box office, with a take of just over $17 million.
10. The Pink Panther

Answer: A Shot in the Dark

"The Pink Panther" was released in 1963 and introduced the world to Peter Sellers playing Inspector Clouseau. The movie has an involved plot that has a princess with a desirable diamond, a jewel thief and his nephew, and the inspector and his wife. The diamond goes missing and at the end of the movie, Clouseau is found guilty of the theft despite having had nothing to do with it.

In 2010, this movie was placed in the Library of Congress after being recognized for its cultural significance. When it was released, the film grossed $10.9 million worldwide.

In 1964, Peter Sellers reprised his role as Inspector Clouseau in "A Shot in the Dark". In this movie, Clouseau bumbles through a series of murders instead of the world of diamond theft. Sellers started using an exaggerated French accent for the character in this film, something that was to become a trademark in future films.

In this case, the sequel out-grossed the original, with $12.4 million at the box office.
Source: Author Trivia_Fan54

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