‘Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes’ Pushed Back, Might Be Cancelled

Credit: Constantin Film

Credit: Constantin Film AG

Could the Young Adult craze be slowly dying off?

That could be the case with the disappointing box office numbers for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. The film made less than $30 million domestically, which is less than half of the film’s budget. The underwhelming box office gross has now prompted Constantin Film AG to delay production on the sequel, The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, according to Screen Crush.

The delay casts doubt on the possibility of the sequel ever getting made, despite the recent casting of mult-time Academy Award nominee Sigourney Weaver in the follow-up. However, the franchise might be saved by international gross. Though the film has grossed less than $10 million overseas, it hasn’t been released everywhere worldwide. Thus, if the film can recoup its investment in overseas numbers — in addition to the home video market once the movie is released on DVD, Blu-ray and Video OnDemand — the franchise might actually have a future.

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Klope62 moderator

I saw one commercial for this and it kind of made me want to vomit.


it's been a really poor showing for this debuting film franchise. Sad to be a young adult novelist these days and looking forward to your movie. Especially if your source material is crap and your film is even crappier. 


@parisgellers i mean i'm not really surprised considering the bad reviews but they can't just lEAVE IT THERE???


@parisgellers THAT WASN'T EVEN A RESOLUTION THERE WAS NO ENDING the least they could do is just make one more to give it closure