Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]
I think there's going to be a lot of concern at Paramount that this movie is going to end up grossing less domestically than Star Trek 2009.
Im doubting it now. While it may make less than the adjusted number for ST09 it is likely going to break $258 million....but less than the $325 million I predicted. The movie certainly appears to have legs, and there is minimal competition till Man of Steel. So $260 million plus about $180 million foreign, means $440 million. The ST franchise could do worse than have a new box office leader.
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