The first movie was a surprise hit making $347,512,318 internationally on a $100 Million budget and the sequel entitled Book of Secrets made an impressive $457,364,600 worldwide; really the question is WHY haven’t we seen a third movie yet?
Well, I’m glad you asked that because in a recent Walt Disney shareholder meeting Bob Iger was asked if we could expect a National Treasure 3.
He responded “We have done two, and yes they were really fine movies. I know Jerry Bruckheimer who produced them has had conversations with our studio a number of times about it, and there have been some developments along the way, but as of right now we have not green-lit as we say, a National Treasure 3. But I do know there is time and some resources spent on development. That’s all I can tell ya.”
That doesn’t sound too promising so I wouldn’t expect to see a third movie but I’m pretty sure Nicolas Cage could use a box office hit and I would certainly be there to check it out… or watch it on Netflix.