Bad News Bears (franchise)

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The Bad News Bears
Created byBill Lancaster
Films and television
Film(s)
Television seriesThe Bad News Bears (1979–1980)

The Bad News Bears is an American sports comedy multi-media franchise created by screenwriter Bill Lancaster. It began in 1976 with The Bad News Bears, and was followed by two sequels and a remake: The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977), The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978) and Bad News Bears (2005).

Films[edit]

Television[edit]

Characters[edit]

Films TV Series
The Bad News Bears
(1984)
The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training
(1986)
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan
(1989)
The Bad News Bears (1979-1980)

Reception[edit]

Box office performance[edit]

Film Release date Box office gross Budget Ref(s)
North
America
Other
territories
Worldwide
The Bad News Bears (1976) April 7, 1976 $42,349,782 N/A $42,349,782 $9 million [1]
The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977) July 8, 1977 $19,104,350 N/A $19,104,350 N/A [2]
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978) June 30 1978 $7,092,495 N/A $7,092,495 N/A [3]
Bad News Bears (2005) July 22, 2005 $32,868,349 $1,384,498 $34,252,847 $35 millon [4]
Total $430,382,220 $189,446,611 $619,828,831 $85.5 million [5]

Critical response[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
The Bad News Bears (1976) 96% (26 reviews)[6] N/A
The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training 50% (8 reviews)[7] N/A
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan 0% (15 reviews)[8] N/A
Bad News Bears (2005) 48% (158 reviews)[9] 65 (35 reviews)[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Bad News Bears, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=badnewsbears2.htm
  3. ^ http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=badnewsbears3.htm
  4. ^ Bad News Bears at Box Office Mojo
  5. ^ "The Karate Kid Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  6. ^ "The Bad News Bears (1976) – Rotten Tomatoes". Flixster. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  7. ^ "The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977)". Flixster Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  8. ^ "The Bad News Bears Go To Japan (1978)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-07-05.
  9. ^ "Bad News Bears (2005)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2014-07-05.
  10. ^ "Bad News Bears". Metacritic. CBS.