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Old June 3 2013, 04:00 PM   #1651
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

Look, this "disappointing turnout" is $80,000,000 more than First Contact managed by this point in its domestic run - and that's adjusting FC's take for inflation.

Do you honestly think there are more Star Trek fans in the United States today than there were in the mid-1990s?

American fans are supporting this movie big time, just as they did the first Abrams film - and beyond that, millions of other people are turning out for it too.

The fact that it's not hitting the numbers the studio might have hoped doesn't mean that response to it so far has been somehow lacking in this country. It means that the studio overreached in its expectations. Ten years ago, there was no reason to think that Trek could be made successful in theaters again at all - ever.
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