To Josh Brolin’s level in regards to the cash, “Sicario” earned $84 million on the world field workplace in opposition to a reported $30 million funds. That was sufficient to get “Day of the Soldado” made, which pulled in a slightly-less-great $76 million in opposition to a reported $35 million funds. It is also value noting that the sequel was not as roundly acclaimed as its predecessor. These will not be dangerous returns for a mid-budget movie, nevertheless, as different income streams similar to Blu-ray gross sales and cable rights most likely helped them flip a revenue.
The unlucky factor is that the pandemic upended lots of Hollywood’s plans when it hit in 2020. Due to that, it took some time for studios to get again on observe. Now, we have had a five-year hole, and never solely are mid-budget motion pictures a harder promote for studios in some instances, however a sequel to a middling pre-pandemic success seems like an exceptionally troublesome gross sales pitch. Given the size of time, it is arduous to think about that this sequel will ever get made.
For what it is value, Brolin stated final yr that they’ve “written” and “rewritten” a script for the third movie, so a narrative is on the market. Even so, it simply would not really feel just like the type of factor that Sony goes to tug the set off on anytime quickly. Frankly, “Sicario 3” would possibly make extra sense as a low-budget, direct-to-video play now, type of like that latest “R.I.P.D.” sequel that seemingly no one requested for. However DTV is probably going not one thing anybody concerned within the “Scicario” franchise could be curious about doing. Provided that, maybe it is best simply to let it die, disappointing as which may be.