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Critics slam ‘Kick-Ass 2’  for being another case of ‘the sequel no one asked for’, following in the footsteps of  ‘Red 2’ and ‘Smurfs 2’. The original ‘Kick-Ass’ was a 2009 Comic Con sensation, produced for $30 million and procured for $50 million. Upon it’s release in April 2010, the film received the attention from fans that pushed it straight to cult status. Kick-Ass grossed $48 million domestically and $98 million worldwide. Some might say that expectations for the anticipated sequel was too high and others might blame the critics for the films poor performance at the box-office.

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The Butler’ took ‘Kick-Ass 2’ to the cleaners on its debut weekend

Rottentomatoes.com consensus reads Kick-Ass 2 falls short in its attempt to emulate the original’s unique blend of ultra-violence and ironic humor.”

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Let’s have a look at the review scores to date:

The Tomatometer Metascore
28% – 130 Critics 41/100 – 35 Critics
71% – 65 391 Users 7.7/10 – 109 Users

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The general moviegoer seemed to enjoy the violent film.

On the film’s United States opening weekend from 16 to 18 August 2013, ‘Kick-Ass 2’ opened in fourth place with approximately $13,57 million.

Is the “Lone Ranger” production team and cast on to something by blaming the critics for some films under-performing at the box-office?