Ready for a sequel to Paul Blart: Mall Cop? Anyone?
In fact, there are so many fans of the surprise hit from Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions that there's already talk of another installment. Paul Blart, which centers on a husky Segway-riding security guard who ends up foiling a real crime, has made a whopping $64.8 million at the box office in less than two weeks. (That's on a frugal $26 million production budget.)
If there's a clone, it'll be a rare step for Happy Madison. They're purists over there, and they don't try to make franchises out of movies like The House Bunny, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry and The Benchwarmers. The exception: Deuce Bigalow, which had a sequel.
Paul Blart, starring everyman comedian Kevin James, is expected to cross the $100 million mark, joining other Happy Madison releases like Click, Anger Management and Bedtime Stories and proving that there's real profit to be made in pratfalls.
—Posted by T.L. Stanley