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Old July 26 2008, 02:41 PM   #16
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Re: X-Files Bombs

^^ Well one of the Variety reviewers gave it 3 out 5. And Ebert really liked it.

The XF board that I go to has given it As and Bs, so mostly positive on that end... of course it's a shipper board so that could be skewing things a bit. However, I'd also think they'd be fairly critical and there are still a lot of positive reviews there so far.
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Old July 26 2008, 02:48 PM   #17
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I'm sorry to say that I'm not surprised. I wonder how long it'll be until it's remade? Star Trek has seven years between their box office failure and remake...
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Old July 26 2008, 02:52 PM   #18
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Not surprising...

I figure any X Files movie would be a "cult" type film, with limited interest.

Why Stargate went directly to DVD release.

Why any new Trek film will never again be a "block buster"

All three are examples of DVDs providing the real profit over several years.
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Old July 26 2008, 03:17 PM   #19
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Given the lack of a "wow factor" in the trailer, and the not-so-kind reviews, I guess it isn't a surprise. Even I am a little bummed about this movie, and I haven't even seen it yet.
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Old July 26 2008, 03:20 PM   #20
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So this is what Serenity's failure felt like to fans! Let's pull out the responses they used!

If it sells enough DVDs maybe we'll get another film.
It wasn't promoted properly.
It's too smart for the unwashed masses out there.


Do any of these work anymore?
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Old July 26 2008, 03:23 PM   #21
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The budet is only $30 million and I doubt the Ad budget is too high so X Files should be fine when the final worldwide total is finished.
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Old July 26 2008, 03:28 PM   #22
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Unless its a big hit overseas or huge hit on the home market, the franchise is dead
Really? After what happened with Enterprise, it's my belief that studios are only interested in what Joe Six Pack in America does with his movie ticket purchases (or through Neilson ratings). Overseas and even DVDs don't seem to count worth a damn towards continuing production. In other words, a 30 mil movie and 10 mil return on the opening weekend is enough to bury it forever. Correct me if I'm wrong. Cause I also really wanted to see the alien arc finish in 2012!!

What was wrong with the first film (Fight the Future)? I still think it's pretty tight. It's on my shelf.

I've also heard a blockbuster like Superman Returns required something ridiculous like 300 mil revenue to be considered a "success" and continue the franchise.

I haven't seen X-Files 2 yet, but I do hope they wrap things up with Skull and Muld well enough. As another poster noted, the series finale was pretty weak as a proper send off.
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Old July 26 2008, 03:32 PM   #23
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Fantastic for TDK. Bad for X-Files.

I mean, I'm torn. I'm glad TDK is doing so well. But it's massive status has crushed something else I enjoy, X-Files. So... *shrug* rock, hard place?
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Old July 26 2008, 03:43 PM   #24
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I haven't seen X-Files 2 yet, but I do hope they wrap things up with Skull and Muld well enough. As another poster noted, the series finale was pretty weak as a proper send off.
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Old July 26 2008, 04:20 PM   #25
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Seeing as how low budget the movie is I don't think it'll bomb as badly as people thinks it will.
The budget on it is what 30 or 35 million? It's somewhere in the low 30's IIRC.
The film's production budget was less than $30 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. FOX probably spent between $25 - $29 million to produce it.
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Old July 26 2008, 04:20 PM   #26
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Well, it's only been open one day! I'm hoping it's a bit early to call it a bomb...but I can see how the general public (ie never watched the series) would not rush to see it...the film really plays on the characters/relationship of Mulder and Scully...and if you weren't familiar with them, you'd miss the nuances.

Here's hoping for a better weekend
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Old July 26 2008, 04:28 PM   #27
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Seeing as how low budget the movie is I don't think it'll bomb as badly as people thinks it will.
That's exactly what I was thinking as we left the theater. It was great for fans of the TV show, being so much like a longer version of a regular episode.

And I had to laugh about all those folks who left the theater when the credits rolled, missing the sweet little moment and wave goodbye at the end. I think Chris & Co. knew exactly the purpose of this movie.
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Old July 26 2008, 05:08 PM   #28
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Bad news

I hope to check this film out regardless
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Old July 26 2008, 05:18 PM   #29
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I'm going next Friday. As long as it's better than "The Truth" I will be happy. $30m isn't exactly expensive these days so I'm sure it will turn a profit worldwide.
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Old July 26 2008, 05:24 PM   #30
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I wish they'd gone with a mythology film. Those were the meat and potatoes episodes inbetween various homages to slasher and supernatural flicks. I'll still see X Files 2, but I wanted UFOs, Goverment cover ups, oil slick/bounty hunter aliens etc... the plot sounds routine horror fair and not really Mulder & Scully on top of their game.
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