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Old June 1 2013, 08:03 PM   #1589
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

Flake wrote: View Post

Lower budget for sure next time.
I don't know, Paramount may be in this for the long haul.

There were reports that FX paid 12% of the gross for the basic cable rights to Star Trek 2009 (in the U.S.), if that figure holds for Into Darkness that will add another $50 million to Paramount's coffers. When you factor in International broadcast rights, premium cable rights and home-video distribution this movie may end up in the $600-650 million dollar range. Not The Avengers/Dark Knight territory but it'll make a very healthy profit for the studio.
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