As of right now, 2011 will see the likes of 27 sequels. And who knows how many subsequent announcements there are to come.
If you think that sounds like a lot of sequels, you’d be correct. In the past decade, the year with the second place record for most sequels was 2003, but that year still saw four fewer follow-ups than we’ll see this year. And as Moviefone points out, 27 is almost a fifth of all wide-released movies in a given year.