When The Karate Kid‘s opening weekend ($56 million) doubled that of The A-Team‘s ($25.7 million) last June 20th Century Fox must have known their movie wouldn’t perform particularly well.
While on the rounds promoting Limitless Bradley Cooper confirmed that Colonel Hannibal Smith, Lt. ‘Faceman’ Peck, B.A. Baracus and Captain H.M. Murdock wouldn’t be reforming any time soon.
“I loved it too. But unfortunately, outside of you, a few of your friends and myself, there just wasn’t enough revenue to supply a second instalment of that franchise.”
The A-Team made $177 million worldwide in total, but with only $77 million coming from the US and a $110 million budget, it wouldn’t make financial sense to make a sequel.
Did you want to see a second film, or are you glad attempts to turn old TV shows into franchises isn’t working out?