Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]
If I am in charge of Paramount I would be pushing for the earliest possible release date, no point in hanging around waiting for JJ. Christmas 2015 should be the date. Hobbit is finished by then and the new Avatar sequels will not be ready either. Christmas 2015 is the best date for Trek.
It'll be 2016, simply because that's the 50th Aniversary year.
They can make more from marketing it as the 50th Annivserary of the franchise than the 49th.
On the continent of wild endeavour in the mountains of solace and solitude there stood the citadel of the time lords, the oldest and most mighty race in the universe looking down on the galaxies below sworn never to interfere only to watch.