STiD still had a good run at the box office, most sequels don't do as well as their original films, however some of this sequels were always better than the first films....empire sticks back, attacks of the clones and spider man 2 are good examples of films that were much better than their original films however did not earn as much at the box office.
I have a feeling that Trek 3 will be the big one..... STiD was kind of a hit and a miss for me. I surely hope the producers will correct all the mistakes they made in STiD.
Karl Urban wants an original story for the third film , that is a good start.
I have a feeling that STID was kind of Batman Begins. It brought theatre to the attention of a wide public. Star Trek 2009 offered something of interest for the general public, but it caused little impact.
But I agree with Urban. The public wants to see original stories, creative stories. But I think JJ. Abrams and cia like to recycle old stories.