New Line (TWX)Surprise! Another sequel.
"Rush Hour 3", the latest in the Chris Tucker-Jackie Chan action/buddy comedy series, is like some of the other sequels this summer, a movie that probably didn't need to be made.
But the first two movies were huge hits. "Rush Hour" was a surprise September blockbuster in 1998, grossing $141.2 million. And "Rush Hour 2", released in August 2001, grossed $226.2 million.
Still, this is six years later. Chan's blockbuster appeal has faded in recent years and Tucker hasn't even been in a movie since "Rush Hour 2."
Analysts had mixed opinions on whether or not there is enough demand for Chan and Tucker to make "Rush Hour 3" a hit. But with so many sequels and other buzz-worthy movies on tap, analysts said it's going to be impossible for every widely hyped film to be a hit.
"There are a lot of movies here. It's almost too much. Studios better hope for a lot of rain and cold weather this summer," McAlpine joked.