I got a sad reminder of the paucity of anecdotal evidence on Saturday night when I went to see Serenity at the local movie palace. The show was sold out--not a single seat was empty. After being disappointed by the movie's opening weekend, I had a glimmer of hope, thinking that maybe this meant that Serenity had found its audience and would have long legs.
No such luck. Serenity declined by 46 percent, which is a little worse than average for a film with its release pattern. Deaniacs take note.
Not that any of this will stop my Whedon evangelism. If you're thinking about seeing Serenity, but haven't watched the Firefly DVDs yet, Galley Friend M.R. sends along this link to an "essential Firefly" reel. Enjoy.
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