October 29, 2009 06:12:02 GMT
DreamWorks Animation has scrapped plans to develop a sequel to the animation comedy, reasoning on the tepid response from some of the key international markets.
There will be no "Monsters vs. Aliens 2" being brought to the big screen. Los Angeles Times recently reported that DreamWorks Animation has disclosed that the studio won't move forward with the idea of developing a sequel to 2009's "Monsters vs. Aliens" given that the movie underperformed in some key international markets.
According to LA Times, DreamWork's Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg told analysts of the decision in a conference call. "I'd like to tell you there's a perfectly rational, clear and easy answer as to why not, but there isn't," he said. "There was enough of a consensus from our distribution and marketing folks in certain parts of the world that we would be pushing a boulder up a hill."
"Monsters vs. Alien" tells the story of alien invasion on Earth and follows Susan Murphy, a girl whose life is changed forever after she is being hit by a meteor. Growing to be 49-feet-11-inches tall and deemed as monster, she is captured and being confined with other monsters. But when a mysterious alien robot storms the Earth, Susan and the others become the government's last option on saving the world.
Released in March 27, the animation movie which features the voice of Reese Witherspoon took over the box office's #1 from "Knowing" by collecting $59.3 million in its opening weekend. It has since pulled in as much as $198.4 million from the North American markets and around $181.5 million from the overseas sales, bringing the total tally to $379.9 million.