Battle of the movie sequels

From now until December, fans can look forward to sequels, reboots and spin-offs of some of the biggest blockbusters

Some film buffs scoff at franchise movies, but sequels featuring caped saviours, space rebels, escaped dinosaurs and giant robots make up the highest-earning movies in Singapore.

With how Avengers: Infinity Wars is currently tracking at the box office and how Black Panther tracked earlier this year (both are Marvel superhero movies), it looks as if they could stop, or even reverse, the decline in cinema viewership written about recently in this newspaper.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 10, 2018, with the headline 'Battle of the sequels'. Print Edition | Subscribe