In 2010, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief fought its way into cinemas. The teen fantasy movie, based on the Percy Jackson novels by Rick Riordan, proved popular enough to warrant a sequel.
But how many Percy Jackson films are there?
The Percy Jackson films in order
To date, there are two Percy Jackson films. The films – produced between 2010 and 2013 – include:
- Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
- Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Are all of the Percy Jackson movies part of the same series?
Both Percy Jackson films are part of the same series, with events told in chronological order.
Hang on, are there really only two Percy Jackson movies? There are far more books to adapt!
When 20th Century Fox put the first Percy Jackson film into production, the plan was to create a series of films based on Riordan’s novels. Ultimately, only two films were made.
The reason for this?
While the first film did OK at the box office, the critical response was a little underwhelming. 20th Century decided to press ahead with a second entry, but at a slightly smaller budget.
The response to the second film – Sea of Monsters – also proved underwhelming and it made less money than the first. Rather than continue to pump funds into the movies, 20th Century Fox abandoned the series after two films.
Who are the cast of the Percy Jackson films?
Notable cast members in the Percy Jackson series include: Logan Lerman, Brandon T Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Steve Coogan, Rosario Dawson, Kevin McKidd, Joe Pantoliano, Uma Thurman, Anthony Head, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Fillion, Missi Pyle, Robert Knepper, Derek Mears, Ron Perlman and Octavia Spencer.
Is the Percy Jackson series the work of the same director?
Chris Columbus directed The Lightning Thief, while Thor Freudenthal directed Sea of Monsters.
What is the best Percy Jackson film?
According to IMDb, the Percy Jackson films are ranked as follows:
- Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) – 5.9/10
- Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) – 5.8/10
If you’re a fan of the Percy Jackson movies, but have never read the books, then you may wish to know that a boxset of the Percy Jackson books is currently available.
The boxset includes seven books, in a neatly designed case, which keeps the books looking uniform on any book shelf.
The Percy Jackson book boxset is available from all good book stockists, however, I find Amazon UK to be competitively priced.
I hope this information about the Percy Jackson movie series has proved useful. Should you wish to know more about other long-running movie series, please check out one of the recommended reads below.
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