The economics of Hollywood are often baffling, as DVD sales, broadcast fees and merchandising tie-ins balance against advertising costs and pay-or-play deals to form an accounting maze. The latest bizarre example? A third movie in the woeful 'Chronicles of Riddick' franchise.

Yes, you read that correctly: according to Variety, Vin Diesel has agreed to re-team with writer/director David Twohy for an as yet untitled sequel to the sci-fi stinkbomb 'Chronicles of Riddick.' 'Riddick,' you may recall, was released back in 2004 to a slew of negative reviews and general viewer indifference; despite its hefty $105 million budget, most of which was spent on special effects, the film topped out at a paltry $57 million domestically.
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