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SciFi Power Ranking – July 14, 2008

Another power ranking and still no sign of Hancock. Why not? Because all the fan sites flat out ignored it leading up to release. Because the press was bad. Because the movie was released on a Tuesday to inflate the box office before word got out that it was less than great. And, now, because people have seen it and the word is out. Hancock is positively bleeding its audience away, losing between 10 and 15 percent of its audience day to day. Wall-E, in contrast, dropped only two percent a day over the same period despite having been in theaters longer. Which one do you think people will still care about a year from now? 

But enough of what didn’t make the Power Ranking … only three returning titles this week, read on to see what’s new!

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SciFi Power Rankings
Rank LW   Movie (or Comic, etc.)
1 2 Hellboy2.jpg Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Big Red’s on the big screen and he is, indeed, golden. The amazing thing here is that these films are how del Toro finances his more personal projects. If all sell-out movies were this good, nobody would ever complain.
2 darkknight.jpg<!– The Dark Knight
Yes, I’ve been debating whether or not this is scifi enough to include, but it just hurts too much to keep it out. Christopher Nolan could write a textbook on how to do a comic book franchise right.
3 1 WallE.jpg Wall-E
The little robot’s got staying power in a big, big way. You can dupe people into seeing a bad movie once, but films that hang around do so for only one reason:  They’re really good. 
4 DrHorrible.jpg Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog
The latest from Joss Whedon arrives tomorrow.  Rejoice! Lord knows his legion of fans are …
5 –  fringe.jpg Fringe
Hey, JJ Abrams, how’s this for a good way to start the day? Your latest TV series hasn’t even aired yet but already The Hollywood Reporter has anointed it the hit of the season. 
6 –  caprica.jpg Caprica
Anyone else remember how everybody assumed the Battlestar Galactica revival would be horrible? How times have changed … the Caprica spin-off is coming and fans are all over these first stills.
7 –  heroeslogo_tn.jpg Heroes
Yes, the abortive second season was a step back from Season One but it’s still my fave scifi oriented TV show right now and new webisodes and spoiler leaks are promising good things in Season Three.
8 –  Watchmen.jpg Watchmen
Two weeks ago people were buzzing because the film had officially entered the editing stage, now they’re worked up because the trailer will be in front of The Dark Knight. Rather an excitable lot, those guys…
9 spaced.jpg Spaced
Fans of the original rejoiced at the death of the US remake and now, happy times return with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes touring the US with the freshly released original. It really does deserve the hype.
10 –  robo.jpg Robocop
It’s still just a rumor but what a rumor: Darren Aronofsky remaking Robocop. These guys love it.  These guys hate it. But nobody’s ignoring it.
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