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Posted: 10/2/2005 11:43:04 AM EDT
Serenity was the number 2 movie over the weekend with 10.2 million, first was Flight Plan with 15 million. Serenity smoked the new movie competion, Blue Water with 7 Million, Greatest Game Ever Played with 3.5 million.
Word of mouth might make this a good situation in the coming weeks.

30 September 2005 (Sunday Estimates)
Rank Title Weekend Gross
1. Flightplan (2005) $15M $46.1M
2. Serenity (2005) $10.1M $10.1M
3. Corpse Bride (2005) $9.76M $32.9M
4. A History of Violence (2005) $8.2M $8.97M
5. Into the Blue (2005) $7M $7M
6. Just Like Heaven (2005) $6.1M $38.4M
7. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) $4.4M $68.5M
8. Roll Bounce (2005) $4.03M 12.7M
9. The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005) $3.75M $3.75M
10. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) $3.1M $101M
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 12:01:32 PM EDT
estimates i saw were for 16 or 17 million. remember that's just for the USA. the magic number for the greenlight for the sequel is 80 mill after 2 weeks. still a long way to go.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 12:22:08 PM EDT
Yikes thats low!!!

Link Posted: 10/2/2005 4:56:43 PM EDT
There were 20 people in the theater at the showing I atended today.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 2:04:06 PM EDT
It needs to do better. Not only so we can get a sequel, but because it truly is a very, very good movie.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 2:07:42 PM EDT
Were the reels played in the correct series, or did the theaters shuffle them and not air a few key parts?

Kharn
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 2:12:34 PM EDT
It cost $40 mil to make. 40% of your moeny is made in the first week.

As much as I love Serenity/Firefly, and even though the actors signed on for two more movies I have accepted that there will be no more after this one. $10.2 in the first weekend is, well, pathetic...
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 2:21:18 PM EDT
remember its a somewhat limited Release guys. come on we can keep it up.

they cant stop the signal...

sorry its the browncoat in me comming out.

i had to drive over 50 miles to find a theather that had it. i called every were. next week might be better. if we can get more places to show it.

Ronald
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 2:23:14 PM EDT
It's a shame it didn't do better.

This is actually one of the better films hollywood has put out in a LONG time.

Link Posted: 10/3/2005 3:01:34 PM EDT
The movie cost around 40 mil to make. When you consider they DIDN'T spend 20-30 mil promoting it, that 10.2 mil made during a down box office week is pretty good. Titanic had a poor first week, then increased its earnings each week afterwards for a month.

Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:07:02 PM EDT
Serenity also had 1,200 fewer theaters than Flightplan. were they in the same number of theaters, Serenity's take would have probably more like 15.4 million.

I'm disappointed, but not surprised. I'm hoping that this is one of those movies that builds as time goes on and word spreads. I'm planning on seeing it again very soon, and dragging more friends with me.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:10:25 PM EDT
Hardly anyone in the theatre I was in. But there was hardly any movie traffic overall, which was weird for a saturday night primetime flick.

It will get better though...had to tell the family it rocked etc.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:09:02 PM EDT
The theatre that I saw it in was almost full except for the very front rows. Had a very good turnout on Saturday for a damn good movie.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:21:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2005 10:25:06 PM EDT by Skibane]
On one of the several dozen other active Serenity/Firefly threads (), a Universal executive was quoted as saying that 40 percent of this weekend's audience consisted of Browncoats.

So, here's a multi-part math question for ya - Assuming that (A.) 75 percent of these same Browncoats go to see the movie again next weekend, and (B.) absolutely nobody else goes to see the movie next weekend ()...

...How many friends does the average Browncoat need to bring in order generate another

(1.) 10.2 Million?
(2.) 20.4 Million?
(3.) 40.8 Million?
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:42:02 PM EDT
I would think that one has to factor in that people are being a little more conservative with discressionary spending, like going to the movies and such, due to high gas prices, and then there is also the recent weather events...

I haven't seen Serenity yet, but plan on going to see it some time this week, since I'll be off for a few days. I just finished watching the whole series, after having only seen a few episodes when it was originally on TV. Also watched the extras that were on the DVD... I think Fox really didn't give the show a fair shake. They wanted something flashy and in your face, not something well thought out and executed by a great story teller like Joss Whedon. I wish that some other station were able to have picked it up... that show would have probably made at least three good seasons, if not upwards of 5 or 6.
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