Serenity: #1 in the UK!
We're getting a few reports in that Serenity may have hit the top spot in the UK box-office takings for the weekend of 7th October. With takings of just a shade under £1 million, this is a remarkable achievement for what is really a niche film - and one based on a TV series watched by only a few thousand on first broadcast in the UK.
Based on DVD sales for Firefly, the film was greenlit and having reached number two at the US box office on it's opening weekend, the news that it is reported to have made it to number one over here is likely to put a smile on Joss Whedon and the cast's faces. Whether or not this performance will justify a second outing for the crew of Serenity is anyone's guess just now, but at least the film has received both critical reaction and box office ratings it deserves.
Serenity is expected to get a Region 1 DVD release on 20th December.