But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
[Image via Fayesvision/WENN.]
The reviewers may not have liked this one, but that's not stopping Sony from releasing ANOTHER one!
No word yet on whether or not the cast and/or director will return. All we know so far is that Smurfs producer Jordan Kerner will be back for the Smurfquel.
Here's what Sony has said about their reasoning for making another Smurfs flick:
The Smurfs has exceeded all of our expectations in these first few days of release. In addition the way the film has performed here in North America (currently $78.8 million), last weekend 23 markets overseas opened to #1 and we have taken in more than $135 million to date worldwide.
While we may end up skipping this one, we suppose it's kind of cool how a property first introduced by a Belgian cartoonist back in 1958 has once again become a worldwide phenomenon in August 2011!
Did U see The Smurfs? Will U go see Smurfs 2 when it comes out?