The TOS fan service definitely hurt into darkness box office earnings...
Post proof or retract.
Yea, this movie took in more money than the last one, and as anecdotal evidence, I know several people who wouldn't dream of watching a "Star Trek" movie, that have told me STiD is a "Must-See", and I've heard no one complain that homages, Fan Service, whatever you want to call it kept them from seeing it or damaged their enjoyment while watching it.
Rotten Tomatoes doesn't seem to indicate truth in this statement either.
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