Predicting Movie Sequels By Domain Name

By Deane Barker on October 16, 2005

Saw 2 is the sequel to last year’s horror movie, Saw. (Anyone see the original? I hear it was scary as all get out, but I barely had enough guts to read the spoiler, much less watch the actual movie).

Anyway, I noticed in an ad today that the URL is saw2.com. Much like my investigation into Deuce Bigelow, I was curious to find out how far in advance studios buy domain names.

Turns out that Lion’s Gate Films thinks they’ll get about three more sequels — they own up to saw5.com. saw6.com and saw7.com are owned by speculators.

You can thank me someday for answering these earth-shattering questions.

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