Stallone & Schwarzenegger’s 11-Year-Old Prison Thriller Franchise Repeated Fast & Furious’ Box Office Miracle: A movie with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger breaking out of jail followed the same plot lines as the Fast & Furious series. In the 1980s and 1990s, viewers may have wished for a movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, but it never happened. The two stars were fierce rivals during this time. They were always trying to outdo each other in terms of size, strength, or box office gross. Only after a while did Arnie and Sly become close friends, and in the Expendables film they finally worked together.
Stallone & Schwarzenegger’s 11-Year-Old Prison Thriller Franchise Repeated Fast & Furious’ Box Office Miracle
Even so, Schwarzenegger didn’t have much of a part in the first three Expendables movies. Escape Plan, a 2013 action film, was the first real movie with Arnie and Stallone together. This made Stallone into an escape expert who is thrown into a “inescapable” jail by unknown forces. He then has to work with Schwarzenegger’s mystery prisoner, even though he doesn’t want to.
No one thought there would be an Escape Plan series, but the movie was fun and easy to forget. When they were at the top of their game, a movie starring Stallone and Schwarzenegger would have been a big hit. But by 2013, American audiences had moved on. According to Box Office Mojo, Escape Plan made just over $25 million in the United States.
This is less than half of what it cost to make. But Escape Plan did very well abroad; it made a total of $137 million around the world. The movie made a very good $40 million in China alone. It may not have done well in the U.S., but it was clear that the movie could have led to a remake in other countries.
The first escape plan bombed in America but did well abroad.
Some people were surprised when Escape Plan 2: Hades was announced, since the first movie didn’t do well in its home country. Arnold Schwarzenegger quickly turned down the role, and Dave Bautista’s character DeRosa took his place. But Huang Xiaoming, a Chinese actress, is the real star of Escape Plan 2. The sequel was made with audiences around the world in mind.
Although Hades didn’t come out in theaters in the United States, it did in Russia and China. In fact, the movie made most of its money from its Chinese release. When the Fast and the Furious movies made Tokyo Drift in 2006, Escape Plan 2 did the same thing. When stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker left the series to work on other projects, it was decided to focus on the franchise’s success around the world.
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This was good for Tokyo Drift because it gave the sequel a new setting and society to explore. It also made it possible for even more diverse characters to be added to future sequels. Besides Fast & Furious, there are many other action series that are more popular in other countries than in the United States.
For example, the Milla Jovovich Resident Evil movies never did very well in the U.S., but they were big in other countries. Escape Plan 2 may have been influenced by how Fast & Furious dealt with the world, but it was still a terrible movie all around. The sequel didn’t make back its $20 million budget, even though it made over $13 million in China.