What did I tell ya? I knew this would happen. Since many people here supported the movie by either paying to see it or by buying or renting the DVD/Blu-ray, C3 now wants to work on another movie.
You seemed to have convinced yourself that this movie was a smash hit when it fact it was anything but. Going back to an earlier post from Brent and using the worldwide total of roughly $44.3 million box office* as well as factoring in the $30 million budget and extra for marketing it barely broke even at best. You are also overly impressed with the home video list; just because it was #1 doesn't mean millions have flown off the shelves. Do you see any concrete sales numbers? No, you are looking at "#1" and imagining untold millions of copies being sold. The fact of the matter is during the summer months people are more likely to go to the movies (look at the unsightly numbers Avengers and Dark Knight Rises have put up) than they are to purchase a movie on Blu-Ray/DVD. The weather is nice and many people have more free time on their hands so they don't feel like staying at home. When The Avengers comes out soon I imagine it will blow away the home video numbers the Faux Stooges have put up and will put up overall in its first week.
C3 wants to make a sequel, so what? That doesn't mean Fox wants to. Let's say there is a sequel made; I can tell you a few things that will happen using common logic.
1. The budget for the sequel will be smaller than this one because of the tepid at best box office.
2. It would also get much less penetration (i.e. screens showing it).
3. Likewise, the marketing budget will be much lower.
4. Purely speculation, but I wouldn't rule out a straight to home video release.
What I have learned through this whole ordeal is this: at the end of the day it's not worth getting upset over. Yes, the Three Stooges intellectual properties are owned by a bunch of salad tossing attorneys named Benjamin and that sucks, but there is nothing that can be done about it. If they wanted to make The Three Stooges Do Debbie in Dallas they are within their rights legally. As long as we know that these are not the real Three Stooges and has nothing to do with them all the while preserving the legacy of the true talents who actually were Three Stooges (well the true talents and Joe Derita, suck it E&B!) for future generations, than there is nothing the Benjamin's, Farrelly's, or the no talents like Will Sasso can do to hurt it.
*Also keep in mind that of that total the foreign market accounts for under $1.9 million, which is downright anemic in this day and age.