Out Of My Vulcan Mind wrote:
Yeah, Paramount opening "Star Trek: Nemesis: 5 days before "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" was idiotic.
It did badly right from the start, though. It lost its opening weekend to Maid in Manhattan
, making it the only Trek film to fail to open at #1.
Definitely, but the close proximity also hurt it greatly I'm sure. While LOTR is fantasy, it was arguably the most anticipated movie of the year. Both are genre films that are action/adventure. So for the average movie goer, why would they see ST:N, when LOTR:TTT is coming out 5 days later.
I'm sure the terrible reviews played a role in how poorly it did also.