Don't think Paramount is getting what they wanted when they dumped another $40 million into the budget. This won't outgross 09 Trek from the looks of things, particularly from a domestic standpoint.
In fact, pay particular attention to the 10-day gross. It's far behind 09 Trek.
Hopefully this spells the end of Lindelof, Abrams and Co!
It's doing well on the foreign box office and might end up being on par if not exceed 2009 by worldwide total. It's by no means a failure. It's not even out in some anticipated bigger foreign markets yet.
JJ and team saved Star Trek. I remember in 2005 the franchise looked completely doomed on TV, and in the theaters. I really thought it was all over.
Nowadays. Star Trek, even if it doesn't make a huge amount of profit is saved. If they made a TV series now it would atleast have a bigger domestic and international audience.