The original, Hot Tub Time Machine, was released in March 2010 and took in just $50 million at the U.S. movie box office. (Less than $15 million elsewhere around the world, combined). And it cost more than $35 million to produce.
A sequel was commissioned because the film was an enormous hit on DVD and BluRay.
This time we get tortured with the story of Rob Corddry’s character getting into trouble and his friends firing up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to go back to the past – only to land in the future.
When Lou (Rob Corddry) finds himself in trouble, Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back to the past. But they inadvertently land in the future with Adam Jr. (Adam Scott). Now they have to alter the future in order to save the past… which is really the present.
In case you’re wondering, John Cusack, who also starred in the original, does not appear in this sequel.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 was originally scheduled to arrive in movie theaters Christmas Day 2014. Paramount Pictures pushed back the film’s release date to February 20, 2015, Oscar telecast weekend.
As expected, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 bombed its first week in theaters, earning less than $6 million.
Watch the Hot Tub Time Machine 2 trailer.