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International Serenity openings being canceled

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UPDATED: Thursday, October 27, 2005 06:07
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Friday, October 21, 2005 11:54 PM

EYEBALL


Posted over in Whedonesque...

International Serenity openings being canceled. Argentina, Thailand, Taiwan, Brazil and Singapore have all decided to release Serenity direct to DVD.

Dunno how much these guys would add to the take, but I guess this is bad news, and an indication of Universal's attitude to the box office takings so far....



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Saturday, October 22, 2005 1:22 AM

BJENKINS


I heard from a friend of mine (works for part of UIP)that the execs got involved midweek, and pushed for the 'straight to dvd route' as a cost reduction exercise.

Man this sucks...

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Saturday, October 22, 2005 4:34 AM

ERINBC


Ah crap...well I keep hoping it'll do really well in China...awful lot of people live there who could give an awful lot of money to Serenity.

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Saturday, October 22, 2005 6:03 AM

TALLAUSSIEBROWNCOAT


Let's hope the good people of China give a go sa.

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Saturday, October 22, 2005 6:39 AM

LIMINALOSITY


Quote:

Originally posted by TallAussieBrowncoat:
Let's hope the good people of China give a go sa.



I like this idea! Top 10 reasons they might love it in China:

2046
Summer, post Fight School!
Idiot Americans, wildly mis-pronouncing outrageous Mandarin phrases.
Idiot Americans thinking their culture will be dominant over Chinese culture in 500 years.

Ok, 2 reasons, 2 rants.
I hope they really love it in China, and it develops instant legs!

Bright n' shiny cap'n, not to fret.

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Saturday, October 22, 2005 7:07 AM

STAKETHELURK


Quote:

International Serenity openings being canceled. Argentina, Thailand, Taiwan, Brazil and Singapore have all decided to release Serenity direct to DVD.

Dunno how much these guys would add to the take, but I guess this is bad news, and an indication of Universal's attitude to the box office takings so far....

Well, those countries generally make up only 5% of the international take, but…

It’s getting worse. Latest word on Whedonesque is that Greece has apparently dropped it, and Germany is either going to do a limited release or drop it entirely. I suspected the UK turnout was a bit of a fluke, but this is insane!

EDITED TO ADD: The thing with Germany & Greece is as-yet unconfirmed, and probably won't be officially confirmed (or denied) until the UIP people return to their offices after the weekend.

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Saturday, October 22, 2005 7:26 AM

SHINY


Quote:

Originally posted by TallAussieBrowncoat:
Let's hope the good people of China give a go sa.



Historically, China is responsible for only a tiny portion of worldwide box office numbers, due largely to the heavy pirating that occurs there.

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Saturday, October 22, 2005 8:17 AM

MARTING


the brazilians dont want to see morena on the big screen?

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Saturday, October 22, 2005 9:00 AM

WHOISRIVER


I think it's been pulled in China as well.

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Saturday, October 22, 2005 8:02 PM

MAXGREMLIN


Does anybody know what the current overseas numbers are? At boxofficemojo.com its only updated through 10/17. I know the movie premiered in France but there are no numbers on it.

Man, I have never been this obessive about BO numbers before. God, I want this film to succeed. I want a sequel at the very least. Being a Browncoat sometimes makes me feel empowered and pathetic at the same time. I wanna keep this ship flying. Why o Why does have to be this hard?

Thanks for letting me vent.


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Sunday, October 23, 2005 5:28 AM

ARCHANGEL1


Dunno about other countries overseas, but Israel is still on track with Serenity kicking into cinemas on November 10th.
Worth noting is that in the annual Middle East Technology, Science Fiction & Fantasy convention (Icon 2005) that took place last week, was a special screening of Serenity during the opening day (I was there obviously), which had sold out 3 WEEKS IN ADVANCE & had lines waiting nontheless for tickets AND demanding an additional screening.
And, worth mentioning, the fan base here is real SMALL... so these were NOT Browncoats lining up like mad for tickets... :)

Needless to say, over here, the cinemas (and crowds and critics) consider a movie to be REALLY worth it when something like that happens as its very rare.


Personally, can't wait to watch it again come november 10th...

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Sunday, October 23, 2005 6:59 AM

SCHIZORABBIT


Quote:

Originally posted by maxgremlin:
Does anybody know what the current overseas numbers are? At boxofficemojo.com its only updated through 10/17. I know the movie premiered in France but there are no numbers on it.

Man, I have never been this obessive about BO numbers before. God, I want this film to succeed. I want a sequel at the very least. Being a Browncoat sometimes makes me feel empowered and pathetic at the same time. I wanna keep this ship flying. Why o Why does have to be this hard?

Thanks for letting me vent.


regarding france, i remember coming across a thread on the imdb board, where the paris numbers were up and not too hopeful looking, opening at 6. again, this was only paris. don't know about the whole of france. by the way, doesn't france have a large, whedon fan base, 'cuz i remember coming across some website by some french girl (something to the effect of "to joss") where she's basically begging him for a job, haha, being an aspiring filmmaker, and even having clips from some buffy-inspired fight scene that she did. anyway, fingers crossed for the foreign market.



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Sunday, October 23, 2005 11:48 AM

SIC


Not that most people would be interested, but I know that 'Serenity' is opening in Norway Dec 2.

Firefly didn't even air here...

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Monday, October 24, 2005 6:00 AM

STAKETHELURK


This just in from Whedonesque: Some Browncoats over in Germany got in contact with the local UIP office (international distributor) and received *repeated* assurances that Serenity will *not* go direct to DVD and will *not* be a limited release. It's still going to hit German theaters November 24.

Germany's a big market, so this is good news for us. Hopefully the film will do well there--I'm sure our German Browncoats are doing all they can to *make* it a success.

Hopefully this a sign that the trend towards direct-to-DVD release is still limited to a few unfortunate countries rather than a broader trend.

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Monday, October 24, 2005 6:52 AM

ENGINEANGEL


does anyone know if the movie has been pulled in Korea? If it hasn't and will still be released, does anyone know when it will be released? Need this info to convert a friend so much appreciated if you can tell me the answer.

keep flyin'
EngineAngel

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Monday, October 24, 2005 8:08 AM

NAKEDANDARTICULATE


its already out as a bootleg in China,a friend of mine told me his folks saw it over there. :(

"It's about how much freedom you can take away from somebody before they either fold or fight," Whedon says. "It's about the right to be wrong and the nature of human beings, that they need the freedom to be wrong. That they cannot be made to be better or perfect."--Joss Whedon on Serenity

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Monday, October 24, 2005 8:12 AM

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Monday, October 24, 2005 8:55 AM

NIKNAK


Don't panic too much if some countries don't show it. They can't be expected to show every American film as well as films in their native languages. I bet this happens to most films unless they are massive blockbusters.

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Thursday, October 27, 2005 4:39 AM

THUNDERGHOST


Quote:

Originally posted by maxgremlin:
Does anybody know what the current overseas numbers are? At boxofficemojo.com its only updated through 10/17. I know the movie premiered in France but there are no numbers on it.

Man, I have never been this obessive about BO numbers before. God, I want this film to succeed. I want a sequel at the very least. Being a Browncoat sometimes makes me feel empowered and pathetic at the same time. I wanna keep this ship flying. Why o Why does have to be this hard?

Thanks for letting me vent.




As of oct 26th 9.2 millon dollars outside North America http://www.uip-boxoffice.com/boxweb.nsf

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Thursday, October 27, 2005 6:07 AM

SCHIZORABBIT


Quote:

Originally posted by nakedandarticulate:
its already out as a bootleg in China,a friend of mine told me his folks saw it over there. :(

"It's about how much freedom you can take away from somebody before they either fold or fight," Whedon says. "It's about the right to be wrong and the nature of human beings, that they need the freedom to be wrong. That they cannot be made to be better or perfect."--Joss Whedon on Serenity



yeah, i also have a friend in china (teaching english), and he says he already owns a copy of the bdm on dvd. sucks that bootleggers are taking revenue away from universal (ergo, less chances for a sequel).

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