Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]
One thing not mentioned here at all is that STID never opened in the same number of theaters as ST09...by hundreds. This is likely because of all the movies coming out. So the increased numbers from Imax and so on are mitigated by the lower numbers of theaters...and it STILL is doing about the same as ST09.
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