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Old July 14 2013, 10:10 PM   #2852
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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Those movies were made 20-30 years ago.



I wasn't suggesting a 25 million dollar budget for STXIII, just saying that even if the budget's drastically slashed it shouldn't be an excuse for poor movie quality.
I think the point was.... in 1991 that was actually a big budget.

Only one film in 91 had a budget that we could consider huge and that was Terminator 2 which was somewhere between 90-100m, everything else never got as high as 40m or so. So while it was never a super blockbuster budget Trek's budgets have been on par with most other big movies at least in that era.

$25 million was not a huge budget in '91. I think TWOK's budget was somewhere in the range of $12-15 million, also not a huge budget for '82.

Other than TMP, most of the TOS and TNG movies had relatively middle-of-the-road budgets for their times.
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