Halo 3… the cause of bad motion picture sales?

For those of you whom I haven’t told my crazy conspiracy theory on why we released Halo 3 when we did:

Halo 3 was suspiciously released on the precise night (Monday Sept, 24th) that NBC & Fox and other networks had the Season Premieres of their primetime line ups.  Being that NBC is part of Universal
Pictures and Fox is part of 20th Century Fox, the same studios that pulled out of the $100 million “Halo Movie”, is it a coincidence that Halo 3 was released on the very week that the all-important Nielsen ratings measurements were taken (the ratings upon which advertising is priced at)… INSTEAD of the traditional timeframe for Halo’s previous launches which has historically been November.   This would sure be an interesting way to show the strength of the Halo-brand to traditional media entertainment outlets.  Well, it turns out there may actually be some others that are implying something similar.

Bad Box Office? Blame ‘Halo’
Film Execs Fault Blockbuster Video Game for Worst October Ticket Sales in Years
http://adage.com/article?article_id=121130

Of course this could all be a bunch of hooey. It’s not like I know the ‘Industry’. <grin>

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