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Old July 26 2008, 11:48 PM   #76
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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!"
I don't see this as remotely the same. Serenity was a film released without a huge fanbase and a show that is known worldwide. Serenity was released at the end of September - a notoriously bad month for films - not July. X-Files wasn't delayed for six months and didn't have 40 preview showings where nearly every major fan of the show has already seen the movie.

In other words, Serenity had much much more going against it than any film based on a huge worldwide hit show that lasted ten years!
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Old July 27 2008, 12:44 AM   #77
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More accurate numbers are out and X-Files did 4.025 million on Friday.

This points to a 10 to 12 million opening weekend. Meaning its US run will be considered a failure. It should get between 25 to 33 million for its US run (unless it really falls hard, which is possible).

Now as many people have said, its cost is low and even with prints and ad cost its overall total will be between 50 and 60 million. And that number is not hard to make with overseas and DVD sales.

Now unless it does well in those two areas (I mean far far better then its US performance), it will kill the show.

Studios aren't interested in concepts that are of declining interest. As film cost will only go higher. And typically sequels of sequels make less and less money (Bourne trilogy and LOTR are the two modern exceptions were each film increased in revenue).

So I say enjoy the film (if you like it) and be thankful for all the good episodes we did get over 9 years.
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Old July 27 2008, 01:21 AM   #78
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Uh, are you sure about that? Star Trek, when green lighted, was at a very low interest. After Speed Race, anime might be at a low point, so why do Dragon Ball Z? Star Wars: Clone Wars after an explosion of Star Wars stuff, and the decline is waning. There are other things as well.
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Old July 27 2008, 01:23 AM   #79
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As much as I'd like to think otherwise, mswood speaks the truth. The best thing about the X-Files is that it's not in the same boat as Serenity--Fox still has the television rights. It's possible something could happen there. It's also possible that the film could do well overseas, or continue to make money here domestically, but it's not likely.
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Old July 27 2008, 01:25 AM   #80
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Yes, it is. Serenity is a very niche television show. VERY niche. And since Whedon has moved on, well it's pretty much dead.
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Old July 27 2008, 01:25 AM   #81
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Sounds like the budget of X-Files was only about half of Serenity's, as well.

Or would have been 4 years ago....with inflation, maybe only a 10th. (I kid.)
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Old July 27 2008, 01:42 AM   #82
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Personally, I'd rather have the 2012 thing resolved in a TV-movie. A TV movie in 2012 would work well, being 10 years after the show ended.
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Old July 27 2008, 02:10 AM   #83
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No! I can't wait that long!

Needs to be made sooner...they have to stop it ya know!
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Old July 27 2008, 02:13 AM   #84
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No! I can't wait that long!

Needs to be made sooner...they have to stop it ya know!
Yeah 2012 may be too long but it's a time that makes the most sense, 10 years after the series ended, it's the date given, usual plot devices of ending/fixing/stopping things at he last moment.

But a 2010 movie would be preferable.
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Old July 27 2008, 02:14 AM   #85
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Does this mean they won't make a Millennium movie now?
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Old July 27 2008, 02:18 AM   #86
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Not unless it co-stars Falcon.
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Old July 27 2008, 02:23 AM   #87
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I saw it this afternoon, and I thought it wasn't bad at all. Not great--but not bad.

I can sort of understand why it's not performing well at the box office--The Dark Knight is crushing everything in its path, and I imagine that it's soaking up some casual viewers who might have gone to see the X-Files instead.

But I don't understand some of the very hostile reviews I've read. It was a decent movie, and an interesting epilogue to the series. It'll be a shame if it does bomb.
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Old July 27 2008, 02:29 AM   #88
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Personally, I'd rather have the 2012 thing resolved in a TV-movie. A TV movie in 2012 would work well, being 10 years after the show ended.
I can't see a major storyline like being resolved in a cheap TV movie.
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Old July 27 2008, 02:29 AM   #89
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I saw it this afternoon, and I thought it wasn't bad at all. Not great--but not bad.

I can sort of understand why it's not performing well at the box office--The Dark Knight is crushing everything in its path, and I imagine that it's soaking up some casual viewers who might have gone to see the X-Files instead.

But I don't understand some of the very hostile reviews I've read. It was a decent movie, and an interesting epilogue to the series. It'll be a shame if it does bomb.
As I said in the review thread, for me, it was just very, very, very, VERY average. It wasn't necessairly "bad" but it wasn't great either.

I just watched two episodes of the series this evening ("standalones") that were far, far better in comparison. It was about like an "OK" episode.

For me, not worth a trip to the theater. Maybe worth a rental/DVD purchase.
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Old July 27 2008, 02:33 AM   #90
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Personally, I'd rather have the 2012 thing resolved in a TV-movie. A TV movie in 2012 would work well, being 10 years after the show ended.
I can't see a major storyline like being resolved in a cheap TV movie.
Well, it WAS a "cheap TV series."

TV movies are cheaper, reach a far wider audiance and have a greater chance for a return on investment.

If this movie doesn't do well in the box-office it'll likely be difficult to convince the studio to shell out another $30+ million for another movie that "might" break-even, and this one being a Mytharc movie.

Sorry to say, they blew it with this movie. There's so many great, great, great and fantastic X-Files episodes that are captivating, tense and interesting. Yet for this movie they went very pedestrian.

If we want a wrap-up for the Mytharc of the series I think a TV movie is the "best" we can hope for at this point.
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