Even though this is true, I think Paramount likely has unrealistic expectations for this film.
I don't think so. If STiD
makes, say, $275 million domestic I think they'll be happy with that as long as there's improvement in the foreign numbers. Star Trek
performed very well domestically. It's the traditional Trek weakness overseas that they're hoping to overcome. If the film does $500 million worldwide that'll likely meet their expectations, even if it doesn't quite get to $300 million domestic.