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Old June 21 2013, 08:45 PM   #2331
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

Cyrus wrote: View Post
For those dudes who are fascinated by the adjusted for inflation boxoffice numbers, it has now passed Wrath of Khan:

http://boxofficemojo.com/franchises/...d=startrek.htm

Do you have the sense that I do, that doing the "adjusted numbers" thing in comparing box office is basically bullshit? By that I mean it misleads into the notion that we're then comparing apples to apples, but that's premised on the ridiculous proposition that all other variables are somehow equal or can be made equal.

IMAO there's actually no reasonable way to compare either the economic decisions or the taste of someone in, say, 1939 deciding to spend some change on The Wizard Of Oz to someone deciding in 2009 to drop twenty dollars to see Avatar in IMAX. It's always apples-to-oranges.
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