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Old July 26 2008, 05:31 PM   #31
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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?

Except that Serenity was an infinantly more entertaining film than X-Files: I Want to Believe. You could watch Serenity without any knowledge of the show and still get into it. They use a new villain, they give a back story, and it's a solid movie. XF:IWTB feels like an ameture writer made that movie. Of all the things to get Scully and Mulder back together, and they choose this? So many unresolved cases from the series could've come back to haunt both of them enough to want to come to gether, and finish solving the mystery. Amanda Peet and Xhibit's characters could've been new X-Files agents, and needed Mulder's help, who in turn needed Scully's help. So many possibilities to restart the franchise could've happen here, but it didn't. I would love to have seen Xhibit become the new skeptical like Scully, and Peet become the new Mulder. Mulder and Peet's character could be discussing some new paranormal phenomenon, and Xhibit says to Scully, 'How'd you put up with this?', and Scully says something like, 'You just have to believe.' Using the film's title. I wish I could've wrote this! I bet a lot of other fans do too.
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Old July 26 2008, 05:34 PM   #32
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I'm getting "Serenity" flashbacks but with out brown coats in theaters shouting ""we've done the impossible, and that makes us mighty!"
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Old July 26 2008, 05:35 PM   #33
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They actually did that?!
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Old July 26 2008, 05:46 PM   #34
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Have hope though for a sequel as here's an example about Box Office successes and failures:

AVP-R is (domestically) a failure of a film with a domestic gross of $41,742,552, and $128,031,313 worldwide. Despite this AVP3 is claimed to be being worked on as they recently shelved plans for Alien 5 (again) to work on AVP3.
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Old July 26 2008, 05:49 PM   #35
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Was there any buzz for this movie at all? I think I only saw maybe one or two trailers and it was in this very same week. It's almost as if the people responsible for the movie just threw up their hands and conceded. I'm not sure if the movie is good or not but hopefully it might be able to do something in the theaters and then pull in more for DVD/Blu-Ray sales.
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Old July 26 2008, 05:51 PM   #36
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This movie shouldn't have a problem profiting with total worldwide box office. But this is a day where DVD profits can exceed box office profits and be enough to greenlight further movies. DVD sales turned Austin Powers and Friday into franchises. I think it was Ice Age that made more in its first week on DVD than its entire theatrical run.
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Old July 26 2008, 05:54 PM   #37
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if this is the last we see of Mulder and Scully, then I'm fine with it. it was a nice send off, much better than what the series finale gave us.
Yah.
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Old July 26 2008, 05:56 PM   #38
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I'm definately wanting the DVD when it comes out...hoping for deleted scenes
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Well, I'm a die hard fan of the franchise, but as now work two jobs, both with weird hours, going to midnight and Friday showings just are not possible nowdays. I will go this weekend, but probably at a time when I'm not as likely to run into what I am assuming are still massive TDK mobs.

This film was made on the cheap from what I understand (the $30 million figure from earlier in the thread seems to support that). I agree - if there is positive word of mouth, this thing should make some money on DVD, Blu Ray, Pay Per View, et al.
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Old July 26 2008, 05:57 PM   #40
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The extended cut DVD is supposed to have the Mulder-Scully-Whitney threesome. Of course, since this is X-Files, it takes place after Whitney dies.
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Old July 26 2008, 06:02 PM   #41
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...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.
Yeah you're pretty misinformed.
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Old July 26 2008, 06:15 PM   #42
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The extended cut DVD is supposed to have the Mulder-Scully-Whitney threesome. Of course, since this is X-Files, it takes place after Whitney dies.
Gillian needed to go into a decon chamber with Peet while John Billingsley
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John- you missed a spot

that would have made sales skyrocket to "dark knight " level

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Old July 26 2008, 06:31 PM   #43
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I didn't figure it'd be a smashing success, but it's below how well I thought it'd do. Of course, I'm waiting till next week to see it.
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Old July 26 2008, 07:31 PM   #44
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I'm not surprised either. I watched all seasons of the X-Files, Lone Gunmen, and saw the original film. I'm exactly the target audience they ought to have been trying to reach. And when I saw the trailer, my reaction was (after the initial surprise at Carter's franchise necromancy): "Damn, this looks boring." If you're going to have an X-Files feature film, make it about something big. Doesn't have to be conspiracy-related, but it needs to feel like an event, and not just an average episode filmed using a wider lens. If they couldn't get my butt to the theaters, who were they hoping to get?

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Old July 26 2008, 07:35 PM   #45
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I'm getting "Serenity" flashbacks but with out brown coats in theaters shouting ""we've done the impossible, and that makes us mighty!"
At a Madison, WI, showing on opening night, a group of costumed fans did exactly that.

I wept.
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