I love a good movie, what's even better is when that movie is so good they make a sequel.  Most of the time sequels don't live up to the original but in some cases like Toy Story 3 they are even better than the original.  2011 seems to be the year of the sequels.

27 sequels flooding the marketplace. And that's an all-time record. (The previous record was 23 in 2003.) It also represents about ONE-FIFTH of all wide releases for the year.

Broken down even further, there are five "Part Fours" coming out this year.  The fourth installments in the "Pirates of the Caribbean", "Scream", "Mission: Impossible", "Twilight" and "Spy Kids" franchises. That's a record.

And there will be five "Part Fives", which is another record. Franchises getting a fifth installment are "The Fast and the Furious", "Final Destination", "X-Men", "Winnie the Pooh" and "Shrek".

(--For "Shrek" we're talking about the "Puss In Boots" stand-alone movie. So maybe it's more of a spin-off than a sequel. But they're still counting it.)

This year will also see the release of the SEVENTH "Muppets" and "Planet of the Apes" flicks and the EIGHTH "Harry Potter".

--Apparently, there's no record on THIRD installments this year . . . although July will see the release of the third "Transformers," which could be the biggest sequel of them all.

Other sequels out this year include "Paranormal Activity 3", "The Hangover Part 2", and "Sherlock Holmes 2," ,not to mention "Cars 2", "Kung Fu Panda 2", "Happy Feet 2", and the sequels to "Hoodwinked" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks".

(via Showbiz » The Complete Sheet » Wise Brother Media.)

What sequel are you most excited about seeing?