I'm very content. I think the movie is really good. That was hard to a)do and b) realize. The response has been terrific, the majority of the reviews extremely positive: people GOT IT. What's more, an impressive number of people saw this movie who never would have, and even more still will. This is not spin: I know we didn't do the expected numbers our first weekend, we didn't have an unprecedentedly small drop-off the second (which was my personal fantasy.) I've been to some dark places, just like you guys. But the movie has legs, and people who loved it LOVED it crazy, the way love is supposed to be. We'll keep soldiering on, until we can't crawl and we find DVD to carry us. (σημ.: πόσο θεός είναι πια?!) People who were befuddled by the title or lack of premise hook will finally pick it up, and keep picking it up... They may miss out on the big-screen exitement, but they'll see our little tale and take it to their hearts. Takes a while. Just like the show.Στην Ευρώπη φυσικά η ταινία έχει μέλλον: ακόμα δεν έχει ανοίξει στις πιο πολλές χώρες, ενώ στην Αγγλία έκανε πολύ καλές εισπράξεις και το δεύτερο τριήμερο. Με $1,7mil σε όλη την εβδομάδα (δηλ. όσα λεφτά έκανε στο άνοιγμα) τα νούμερα δείχνουν ξεκάθαρα οτι το mainstream κοινό της Αγγλίας "έπιασε" το Serenity πολύ περισσότερο από αυτό της Αμερικής. Αλλά ο Whedon ήδη μιλάει για το μέλλον:
And what about Da Fyoocha? (And why did I need Arnold to say that?) I have no idea. It could be that this tale is told. Or it could be that down the line, dollars accumulate and some exec says, "let's spin that wheel again." Or who knows. I'm not resting my hopes on it, but it's not a concept I'll ever close the book on.Για τους τύπους, να αναφερθεί οτι στην Αμερική πλέον μιλάμε για εισπράξεις που φτάνουν τα $22,5mil και διεθνώς (κυρίως χάρη στην Αγγλία) οι εισπράξεις φτάνουν τα $6,2mil.
Thank you all. I'll be in touch again, but I have an Amazon to rassle. Remember that this is not over; every dollar (or Euro) counts, every new convert is a friend for life. But don't fret too much on what's to come. Enjoy the remarkable things we've accomplished. You're Big Damn Fans.