Even Star Trek V had a big debut weekend; Nemesis had nothing.
Yes, but if TVH
hadn't been (in the words of Shatner on Saturday Night Live
at the time) "a huge hit," people wouldn't have been interested enough in TFF
to make it number 1 for a week. Keep in mind also that four whole years passed between Insurrection
(what a terrible title, oozing artistic compromise in a single word) and Nemesis
, so even if the former had done quite well, its impact on Nemesis
' fortunes would have been minimal.