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Old July 8 2013, 06:03 PM   #2692
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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However once you take away the 3d prices of STiD and adjust trek 09 by inflation.

Yes. Once you change the numbers, it doesn't look as good.
Comparing success by the numbers of tickets sold (which is essentially what you do when you adjust for ticket price inflation) is fair.
Yes and no.

Recent films, it is definitely a fair comparison. However, comparing to movies from different eras isn't (IMO). Adjusted for Inflation, "Gone With the Wind" is the highest grossing film, yet the world was a very different place when that film came out. Movies were relased multiple times over the years, and obviusly people didn't have home theater systems back then. A lot of people don't bother going to the movies these days, and wait to rent them.

Comparing ST09 to STID is very fair though.
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