Hollywood is numbers obsessed. From box office to budget, to franchise installments and ensemble casts, it seems bigger is better and the more the merrier. You’d think by now, with a history of increasing the size of things, they’d have a handle on how things behave when they’re bigger or more numerous. Let’s take a look at some fairly popular franchises currently in the news: Alien and Predator. Each is a stunning example of how Hollywood doesn’t understand multiplication, though one is a better example than the other. First, let’s look at the originals and how they compare to the sequels in namesake. Alien was followed, logically, by Aliens. Where there once was one, now there were many. Predator was technically followed by several movies, most of which only featured a single Predator, but thanks to Troublemaker Studios, my analogy will now make more sense with the recent release of Predators.