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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (movie)
'Percy Jackson' sequel aims to appease gods of the box office
'Percy Jackson' sequel aims to appease gods of the box office

When "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" came out in 2010, it was met with angry fans and disappointed critics. Moviegoers were upset that the story veered from the bestselling novel by author Rick Riordan, and critics deemed the Christopher Columbus-directed film a "Harry Potter" knock-off. Yet the special-effects-laden movie, which stars Logan Lerman as the eponymous Percy, a young boy who discovers he's the son of the Greek god Poseidon, went on to make $226 million worldwide for 20th Century Fox, with the majority of its grosses coming from overseas. It was profitable enough, with a loyal enough fan base, that the studio decided to embark on a sequel, but...

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