Maritonic wrote:What the skreeonk is UglyDolls. You said How to Train Your Dragon which is a huge franchise.
I don't know why Pikachu didn't perform. But there are other factors at play with Godzilla that don't apply to Pikachu.
Well you did say children's movies always sold well and apparently UglyDolls didn't which counted as well. That's why I ask.
Anyways off-topic I'll stop where I am now.
I forgot I need to be extremely specific.
Most "big name" franchises, such as How To Train Your Dragon, tend to sell very well because of their target demographic. They are advertised to kids. Kids bother the poop out of their parents. Parents take their kids, and their friends, to the movies. $$$.
This is the same for *MOST* children's films and franchises. Sure, not every single children's film ever made is going to break the box office mold and make bank. But, it's a pretty safe assumption that a sequel to How To Train Your Dragon, which was huge, was going to do well regardless of a time gap. Same for whatever sequels to follow. Is this ALWAYS the case? No. But it's a safe assumption.
As I said, Godzilla has other factors.