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
territory but it'll make a very healthy profit for the studio.
Well it will be less profitable than ST09 I think...
Lots of guesswork (educated guesswork!)!!
ST09 Quoted Production Budget: $150m
ST09 Worldwide Ad Budget: $100m (guess)
ST09 WW Gross: $385m
50% Back to Studio: $192.5m
needed from DVD/TV/PPV/Rental to break-even: $57.5m
STID Quoted Production Budget: $190m
STID Worldwide Ad Budget: $130m (guess)
STID WW Gross: $465m ??
50% Back to Studio: $232.5m
needed from DVD/TV/PPV/Rental to break-even: $87.5m