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12 Movie Sequels That Took 10 Years Or More To Hit Theaters


Dumb and Dumber To

"Dumb and Dumber To" finally opens in theaters this weekend.

The sequel to the 1994 Farrelly brother's hit reunites original costars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels on screen 20 after the initial hit.

"Dumb and Dumber" is one of the most recent films to receive the belated-sequel treatment. In the next few years, even more "Star Wars,"“Toy Story," and “Terminator” movies will be coming our way.

But just because Hollywood is bringing back a classic, doesn't mean it will be a hit the second (or third or fourth) time around.

We've rounded up 12 other movie sequels that have taken more than a decade to come to theaters, in order from least amount of time between films to most.

This post was originally written by Keertana Sastry with additional reporting by Frank Pallotta.

“The X Files: I Want to Believe” came out 10 years later in 2008.

A decade after the cult success of the first “X Files” movie, creator Chris Carter reteamed with Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Scully and Mulder for the sequel.

What should have been an exciting and tense adventure — the plot involved a priest that had visions of grisly crimes — became difficult to understand and ridiculously dull. The only thing it had going for it was the remaining chemistry between its main stars. The movie pulled in $68 million at the box office.

“Men in Black III” came out a decade after the second film in 2012.

It took J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) 10 years to return to the secret alien fighting division after a lackluster sequel in 2002.

The third film in the series changed up the "MIB" fomula by introducing time travel and a great Tommy Lee Jones impression by Josh Brolin who played a younger version of Jones's character. Reviews were pretty positive and the film became one of the highest-grossing movies of 2012 with over $624 million worldwide.

We had to wait 11 years for “Toy Story 3” to come out in 2010.

"Toy Story 3" was released 11 years after the successful "Toy Story 2." Both Tom Hanks and Tim Allen reprised their roles of Woody and Buzz Lightyear along with the introduction of many new characters.

For fans and critics alike, the film became arguably the best in the series with it becoming one of the highest-animated films of all time and winning Best Animated Feature at the 2010 Academy Awards. Pixar is going to try their luck again with the franchise with "Toy Story 4" in 2017.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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