After the Sex and the City movie grossed a whopping 76,000 Louboutin slingbacks (translation: $55.7 mil) in its opening weekend, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood started rummaging through its closet of already-worn TV series for another potential hit. And lo and behold: rumors of a Friends movie popped up on the internet this week, with some sources claiming that all the main cast members are interested in reprising their roles (and wallpapering their summer homes with fresh $100 bills). Asked for comment, a Warner Bros publicist said the rumors were not true, but let’s speculate anyway!
It doesn’t take a box office guru to recognize the potential cash-nami that a big-screen adaptation of Friends could bring in. Think about it: if the 52.5 million people who tuned into the show’s 2004 finale all buy tickets, Warner Bros could be looking at a $360 million hit, a.k.a. the 12th highest-grossing movie of all time.
While this news might meet with groans from folks who thought 10 seasons of the series was enough, a Friends movie would have at least a few positive effects. I mean, Lord knows the lovely Lisa Kudrow needs some decent work (the fact that you’re reading this implies that your retinas haven’t already been scarred by the trailer for her next movie, Hotel for Dogs). And a movie would likely give us some closure on all the questions left unanswered at the end of the series: Will Ross and Rachel tie the knot? Will Monica and Chandler dress their twins in matching outfits? And will Joey move back from LA, or will he be seduced by an Adonis-like next door neighbor with a fondness for outdoor showers? Oh, wait…wrong movie.
Your turn PopWatchers. Does the thought of a Friends movie have you humming "I’ll Be There For You," or would you rather leave the show’s characters in that great coffee shop in the sky? All must be revealed!