I just checked the box office reports for last weekend. I expected "Corpse Bride" to be a rival contender against "Serenity" when it opens this Friday. After 10 days, the Tim Burton film only managed a 2nd place ranking (against Jodie Foster's "Flightplan"). Either way, both films only managed box office receipts in the $20 million range. Given a 30-50% drop in the second week for high-profile films, given little competition this Friday ("Mirrormask" is at a limited release), and given a very strong fanbase for "Firefly", "Serenity" could take the #1 spot easily, if not for more than one week. Either way, Joss Whedon wins.
This concludes our random thought of the day.