lol, how many sequels lost more money than the original grossed?
Escape From New York:
Budget $6 million
Box office $25.2 million (US)
Escape from L.A.
Budget $50 million
Box office $25.5 million
I guess that doesn't account for inflation and they were made pretty far apart.
Carpenters post-They Live career was financially disastrous. Vampires barely made anything and everything else lost money.