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Chris Bridges
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Check out imdb's theater list for Serenity for tomorrow. There's still a chance to see it if you haven't, or see it again if 7 times just weren't enough. There's one near central Florida; I'm seriously considering a Thanksgiving night movie...
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it is?! cool, i hope one is near here.

<goes to check list>

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Grisha
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nope, nearest is in lexington, but hey, i'm going to harry potter tomarrow.
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Thanks Chris, I didn't realize it was still playing. There's a place near me, so I think I'll go one more time.
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Either it's not playing in Canada, or imdb is perpetuating the "US is the centre of the world" stereotype...
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Chris Bridges
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You mean it isn't? (ducks)
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Any chance for a sequal Chris? I haven't been keeping up with the news so sorry if it's been answered already...
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We are the center of the world, and more importantly, we made spelling better.
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Chris Bridges
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Hevn't heard a peep. The movie cost $40 mil and it's made, more or less, $38-39 mil so far worldwide. If DVD sales and rentals are impressive enough there's always the possibility but I would think they'd have to be pretty darned impressive.

There's also original novels coming out next year from Pocket Books, and Joss has announced another Firefly comic book series, so it'll live on one way or another. Here's hoping.

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Icarus
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Is that a hint, Chris?
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I doubt a second movie will be made; the execs said that it would have to make at least $80 million worldwide in theaters for them to consider the possibility. They probably won't go off DVD sales, either, given that that was the reason this one was made in the first place. The first was kind of a gamble for them, since the name and the actors involved were relatively unknown; another gamble when the first one didn't really pan out (though I truly hope DVD sales skyrocket for the movie; December 20, I'm looking at you) is pretty unlikely in an industry where it's getting more and more expensive to make hit films. I don't think I could possibly be happier to be proven wrong, though...
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"the execs said that it would have to make at least $80 million worldwide in theaters for them to consider the possibility"

I heard that an $80 million mark would guarentee a second movie, not make them consider it. If the movie did make $80 mil then I think Uni would be pretty stupid not to make a second.

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There have been movies that have underperformed and still gotten sequels (like, say, Chronicles of Riddick) but usually it's because someone powerful wants it made (like, say, Chronicles of Riddick). Serenity got started because the studio wanted Whedon and Whedon wanted Serenity. The DVD sales just helped them greenlight it faster. If Wonder Woman does fantastic Joss might have the weight to get another Serenity movie, but that's a few years down the road.

Won't be seeing it tonight - found out my eldest hasn't seen Harry Potter yet so we'll be seeing that tonight. But Friday night? Hmm...

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Friday, you say?
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quote:
Originally posted by Chris Bridges:
There have been movies that have underperformed and still gotten sequels (like, say, Chronicles of Riddick) but usually it's because someone powerful wants it made (like, say, Chronicles of Riddick).

Yeah, you know. I gotta throw my weight around every once in a while to get more quality Vin Diesel action. Yeah, my people called their people, and our people all did lunch, and thus, my bidding was done. [Cool]

-pH

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Damn you.

[Mad]

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My next Hollywood project: Vin Diesel, Cillian Murphy, and Colin Farrell nudity. All in one movie.

Quality cinema, I tell you. Quality cinema.

-pH

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Icarus
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Not a bad idea.

If it's all contained in just one movie I can just stay the hell away from it.

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Chris Bridges
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Ic, Friday night looks good, at least for me and my son. It's at 9:55 p.m, at Touchstar Cinemas, 303 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701, 407-888-2228. I'll prolly shoot to be there around 9:30, and I'll post here if anything changes about that.
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I bet if they played it in China it'ld make 50 mil, think about it, Harry Potter made 120 million Yuan in the first 2 weeks (which I think is about 30 million dollars US).
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Sounds do-able. [Smile]
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I still want to see Serenity.

I still can't get anyone to go see it with me.

I hate going to see movies by myself.

FG

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quote:
Originally posted by Blayne Bradley:
I bet if they played it in China it'ld make 50 mil, think about it, Harry Potter made 120 million Yuan in the first 2 weeks (which I think is about 30 million dollars US).

Not enough chinese in the movie, but the series is another story
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I'm sorry: I saw it, I liked it, but the logistics behind seeing a movie these days (have a 2 1/2 year-old) makes seeing the same movie in a theater multiple times pretty much unthinkable.
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You know, the other day SciFi channel was having a Firefly marathon and I watched my first episode all the way through.

It was the one where Jayne gets his goofy hat and they pick up a body of an old war buddy of Mal and Zoe's.

I have to admit - that was a very good show. One of the best hours of television I've seen.

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Oh Belle, if you haven't given it a chance, you really need to borrow the DVDs and watch them in order.

(And not let the first one scare you off, if it doesn't do it for you.)

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