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Old August 22 2013, 11:48 PM   #177
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Re: The STAR TREK Movies, As Ranked By STAR TREK Con-Goers

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More or less common knowledge around here. It's also common understanding to take that kind of mathematical hocus-pocus with a grain of salt. Stats like that only account for inflation rates (and not all that accurately) and ignore countless other factors that apply.
You make take it with whichever condiment you prefer. You are also welcome to provide your own more accurate figures.

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But I think we'd also all agree that there is far more competition for the customer dollar as well.
True. Nevertheless, Paramount does not seem to have grown their Star Trek movie-going audience much in the intervening three decades, whatever way you want to slice it. I think Abrams was smart to jump ship.

The movie audience has shrunk for a myriad of reasons. It's not a reflection on Star Trek as a franchise.

What IS a reflection of ST is that audiences, especially general ones did NOT want to see the ST movies being made after 1996...the BO grosses were tepid to say the least. By this measure, the fact that ST movies have come so far since that more recent history, is a very positive thing.
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