Merry Christmas wrote:
Vasquez Rocks wrote:
I'm more surprised that a Jlo movie got on more screens than a Star Trek film opening week.
it was only released against "Maid in Manhattan" in its opening week and it still lost to it.
Star Trek: Nemesis and Maid in Manhattan cost about the same amount to produce. Nemesis received poor reviews
and starred a bunch of people the general public never heard of. It made $67 million.
Maid in Manhattan was a excellently made romantic story. It received fantastic reviews
and starred Jenifer Lopez at the height of her movie popularity, her movie made $155 million.
They might have made the same on their opening weekends, but once the word of mouth got out, Nemesis just couldn't compete.
I'm not sure how this is a response to my post. I was only making the point that there was no blockbuster or genre competition against Nemesis when it opened, so you can't blame its box office performance on that. I have no idea about the merits of "maid in manhattan," as I've never seen it, but I don't think it was stealing the normal audience for a Star Trek movie.