Obviously I'm just a stupid blogger and people in Hollywood really understand the money, but I've been puzzled for awhile why no one has bothered to try to introduce a modern serial concept in theaters. On the teevee they manage (for some shows) to produce 13-20 50 minute episodes with reasonably high production values on teevee budgets. You'd think they could manage 2 1:45 minute movies, released every six months or so, on a bigger but non-blockbuster movie budget. I guess my question is why produce one blockbuster giant budget Batman movie every 4 years when you could release 2 per year. These would be smaller movies in terms of action and special effects, but given the ability to save costs in other ways (reusing sets, marketing, etc) they wouldn't have to be that much smaller.
Probably all a dumb idea, just curious why it hasn't been tried.