Originally Posted by sjosnan
PA made $200 million + too, but its bad. Most of my friends (including the guy next to me in the cinema hall, who was NOT my friend) felt robbed considering what they got for what they paid. PA2 and PA3 were I think pretty awesome and far improved (not surprising with the talent involved in the crew). Sorry guys, 21 Jump street is still awful!
. My point - $200 million in box office not equal to film made well (atleast not anymore).
You have to keep in mind 21 Jump Street had a previous following, so it sold tickets before it was even made. There is too much turnaround in Hollywood to go on a limb and make original content. Losing money means losing your job.
The point is to find what people want to see, and produce it, which in turn makes money. 21 Jump Street rocked the BO, people made a lot of money and kept the jobs. That's called a success.