Originally Posted by Zarex
It does. TASM and XMFC both saw a sizeable decrease in world wide box office from the final films in the preceding trilogy despite, in most people's opinions, being of greater quality than the preceding finales.
Yup. But I think a movie's success is directly related to the quality of the preceding film. X3 and SM3 succeeded in the box office thanks to them being sequels to X2 and SM2, two of the best superhero movies ever made. XMFC and TASM, by contrast, followed XMOW and SM3, two of the most disappointing superhero movies ever made.
Also, the marketing and production quality for XMFC sucked.