I kind of regret writing this one. Either folks will think T and I made a ton of money (we did okay, but we got a very small percentage of the box office) or we were unhappy with the film or unhappy with our deal (neither of which is true). I like the film. I like the folks at Dreamworks. Considering the modest popularity of the strip the deal was very fair.
I (and I think T agrees) just feel Hedge was/is deserving of a sequel. The problem is Dreamworks is a relatively small company that makes three films per year. The HAVE to make hits. HUGE hits. Like Shrek, Madagasgar, Kung Fu Panda and How To Train Your Dragon. (all of which have done north of $500 million in world wide box office). That kind of money guarantees the second film will do well. $335 million (stacked as one dollar bills or not) is not enough to guarantee anything. Remember the movie costs $80 million to make. Another $80 million to market. And the studio only gets half the box office AFTER a distribution fee. Hedge only went into profit when DVD, merch, video game, etc. are factored in.
Making movies is a tough, risky business and we were lucky to get a film made much less have it turn out so well.
Still, it would be nice to have a sequel one day.