Non-Blockbuster Film Franchises by FlaxmanR

Champion(s):

MarcotteM


Runner(s)-Up:

BarkerC
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Quiz Description

James Bond. Star Wars. Indiana Jones. None of these will be asked about. Instead, we focus on less successful franchises that nonetheless managed to run for at least three films.

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1 MarcotteM 431 99 15
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2 BarkerC 422 97 15
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3 SchroederS 421 95 00
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4 SorensonG 418 93 15
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5 DaviesML 407 91 15
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6 helitzur 403 90 15
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7 LaudermithM 394 88 15
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8 AdelmanM 385 86 00
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9 ChrisRosenberg 364 84 15
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10 Howard 361 82 15
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11 HealyT 357 80 00
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12 PlotkinD 348 79 00
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13 grimesr 346 77 15
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14 PerryS 339 75 00
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15 Egantx7 329 72 00
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15 MassogliaB 329 72 15
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17 MichaelT 309 70 00
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18 LuskT 306 66 15
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18 OppenheimS 306 66 15
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18 ConnorA 306 66 00
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21 randalleng 298 62 00
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22 FrankensteinP 297 60 00
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23 quarterrican 296 59 15
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24 WangS 291 57 00
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25 parenthetical-k 288 55 15
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26 Tablesaw 286 52 15
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28 PeskinK 280 50 00
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29 CastagnaP 276 48 15
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32 JWright 272 42 15
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33 KingJA 261 40 15
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34 HessJa 260 39 00
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35 RickEmpty 252 37 15
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36 EmilyT 250 35 00
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39 LairdM 242 30 15
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40 FryedBetaKappa 237 28 00
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41 Neil 228 26 00
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42 ggreco 218 24 15
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47 Chris 111 14 00
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47 MoyseyC 111 14 00
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49 AndersonM2 102 11 00
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50 PolinskyL 93 10 00
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52 tabulaarasa 71 6 00
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Questions:

The fourth film in this series, subtitled “High Noon at Mega Mountain,” saw the complete recasting of the title roles (making Victor Wong the only actor to appear in every film in the series) and the major villain parts campily handed over to Loni Anderson and Jim Varney. Shockingly, it made less than $400,000 at the box office.

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3 Ninjas

Blake Edwards apparently forgot that “The Pink Panther” actually referred to a diamond when he returned to the series with 1993’s Son of the Pink Panther, a box office failure that cast which future Oscar winner as Inspector Clouseau’s illegitimate son?

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Roberto Benigni

This 1998 film saw three direct-to-video sequels, all of which were essentially slight rewrites of the original movie, down to all taking place in the same town, Blue Bay, and all featuring a ménage à trois – except the fourth, tellingly subtitled “Foursome.”

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Wild Things

Though often described as a Rambo ripoff, the first two films in this series were actually released before the second Rambo film (to which they bear the closest resemblance). Identify this three-film series, a Golan/Globus production starring Chuck Norris as Colonel James Braddock.

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Missing in Action

This actor seems to have a thing for questionable movie franchises – a year after winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar, he got a Razzie nomination in the same category for Jaws 3-D, and later appeared as the president in the third Left Behind movie. Name the actor, himself a sequel of sorts, who was also the only actor to appear in all four Iron Eagle films.

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Louis Gossett Jr.

Apocalypse, Extinction, Afterlife, and Retribution are the subtitles of the four sequels to what 2002 video game-inspired film?

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Resident Evil

It’s hard to believe the name of this property was considered valuable enough to be repeatedly slapped on unrelated films. The third film, if you can believe it, stars Sally Kellerman as the ghost of a porn star who won’t be allowed into heaven unless she can get Patrick Dempsey laid – in a rare connection to the original, Dempsey is playing an older version of Rudy Gerner. Gerner was the main character opposite Bill Murray in what 1979 film?

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Meatballs

It may be stretching it to call Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks II a “franchise,” since many actors play multiple characters and Jay and Silent Bob are virtually the only consistent feature outside of the two Clerks films. Nevertheless, what name is used by fans and director Kevin Smith himself to refer to the reality depicted in these films, taken from the name of Smith’s production company?

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View Askewniverse

One of the least successful film series ever, the three films that together adapted a single book cost approximately $35 million combined while grossing less than $9 million, and rather embarrassingly did not see a single character played by the same actor across even any two of the films. You’d think they could take a hint from the free market. What book were these films adapting, featuring Taylor Schilling, Samantha Mathis, and finally Laura Regan as the main character?

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Atlas Shrugged

What title creatures attacked in 1978, returned (with a young George Clooney) in 1988, struck back in 1990, and, most curiously, ate France in 1991?

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Killer Tomatoes

Apparently under the impression that what really drew audiences in was Pat Morita, Hollywood made “The Next Karate Kid” in 1994. What actress, in the first major role of an Oscar-winning career, took over the lead role opposite Mr. Miyagi from Ralph Macchio?

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Hilary Swank

The actual main character in the first six films of this series is Peter Stirling, played by Donald O’Connor. A second lieutenant in the Army in the first film, he later goes to West Point, joins the WACs, and in O’Connor’s final appearance serves in the Navy after a case of mistaken identity – always with assistance, rarely believed by others, from the title character. What title character, voiced by Chill Wills in the first six films, went on to appear in a seventh film with Mickey Rooney?

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Francis (the Talking Mule)