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Old June 19 2013, 12:42 AM   #2277
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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For the most part, but there are exceptions. Look at The Hobbit from last year, did very well in the box office.
Star Trek's not The Hobbit. The Hobbit would have been competitive at any time of year; it doesn't follow that if one is concerned that a movie can't keep up with the competition it makes sense to move it to a less lucrative release date.
Yeah...last time Star Trek went up against Peter Jackson, it didn't work out too well for the franchise.
Um, the Jennifer Lopez film 'Maid in Manhattan' - beat 'Star Trek: Nemesis' on their opening weekend in 2002. I don't think 'The Lord of the Rings' film had much to do with the demise of NEM; more the bad pre-release reviews and bad word of mouth after release. It was more due to the fact that the movie going public was tired of paying movie ticket prices to see a bad two hour TV episode on the big screen.
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