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Old April 27 2013, 01:27 PM   #16
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening

I love Trek and Wars, but in a "choose or die" situation I'd take Trek in a heartbeat. Is it just me, or is there almost something "cooler" about being the hardcore fan of the less popular and, well, more "culty" franchise? I've often felt that way.
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Old April 27 2013, 01:28 PM   #17
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Hopefully lots of Star Wars fans will go too, to see what their new God is capable of.

Cumberbabes and SW fans combine to make a Star Trek film successful. Welcome to bizarro land!
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Old April 27 2013, 02:11 PM   #18
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I love Trek and Wars, but in a "choose or die" situation I'd take Trek in a heartbeat. Is it just me, or is there almost something "cooler" about being the hardcore fan of the less popular and, well, more "culty" franchise? I've often felt that way.
Well I am very happy to prefer Trek. I mean, if you only liked StarWars that would mean you have two decent movies, two so-so movies and two bad movies to choose from whereas in Trek I have hundreds of hours of good stuff to watch

Star Wars has got better computer games though
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Old April 27 2013, 02:32 PM   #19
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^I know a couple of young girls going to STiD because they're smitten with Cumberbatch and "the other lead guy".
Most of the groupies along the red carpet in Sydney - those who weren't older fans in Starfleet uniforms - were trendily-dressed young women, aged about 15-25, all screaming like One Direction was in town.
Once you go down that path it becomes harder to steer away from it.

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Is there almost something "cooler" about being the hardcore fan of the less popular and, well, more "culty" franchise? I've often felt that way.
I'm still not used to Doctor Who being popular. Its not really mine anymore.

I'd have to side with Wars over Trek, it's just been part of my life longer.
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Old April 28 2013, 03:19 AM   #20
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Once you go down that path it becomes harder to steer away from it.
What "path"? Making sure your main actors will appeal to the biggest demographic? How is that "a path"? They still have to be good actors, not just pretty. And they are!

The strategy did precisely what Paramount and CBS were hoping for last time: "Star Trek (2009)" caused a huge spike in sales of all Star Trek boxed sets of DVDs.

You only need a few of those screaming teens to graduate to flully-fledged "Star Trek" supporter each movie and the franchise stays alive.
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Old May 8 2013, 12:26 AM   #21
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With terrific advanced sales, the movie is tracking over $90 million for three days...likely to be well over $120 million for 5 as it opens a day early on the 16th in regular theaters. Making half of ST09's domestic gross in less than a week. Yikes

http://variety.com/2013/film/news/st...feedly&_r=true

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Old May 8 2013, 12:38 AM   #22
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Well, with Fast and Furious and Hangover III waiting in the wings, it better make a bunch quick. Hopefully word of mouth will give it a good Memorial day and beyond.

Looks like the Great Gatsby will not be all that big a deal judging by the reviews.

Crossing fingers!
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Old May 8 2013, 05:17 AM   #23
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Yeah, I'm surprised at the TGG reviews.
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Old May 8 2013, 06:01 AM   #24
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Nobody wants to see a classic book like TGG filled with a bunch of crappy hip hop songs. My wife loves TGG and was thrilled when she found out they were making another movie but, when she found out that Jay Z was doing the music she lost all interest. I'll go out on a limb and say that the built in audience who loves TGG book probably aren't fans of hip hop.

I'm surprised so many people are interested in Hangover III, the second one sucked. I think the series has out lived its welcome. I'm not a fan of the F&F movies. I understand the young folk love them but, I just don't get the appeal.

F&F 6 and Hangover III seem to be going after the same audience so, I wouldn't be shocked if they split there audiences and under achieved, allowing Trek to remain in the top spot. Maybe that's whisful thinking on my part. I mean come on, even if you hate JJ Trek you got to admit that it looks better then F&F and Hangover III, IMO atleast.
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Old May 8 2013, 12:02 PM   #25
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Nobody wants to see a classic book like TGG filled with a bunch of crappy hip hop songs.
It's not. The book is filled with no songs, crappy or otherwise. It is completely untouched and unspoiled, and you can read it again and again if you want. As for the movie, I don't see any "crappy hip-hop song" on the soundtrack.
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Old May 8 2013, 12:16 PM   #26
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Star Trek Nemesis and Insurrection total combined gross for full run- $172 million and STID is gonna get half of that in the first three days? Amazing.
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Old May 8 2013, 12:56 PM   #27
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I would say:

Thurs: 15m
Fri: 35m
Sat: 28m
Sun: 22m

Total 4-day: 100m
3-Day opening weekend: 85m

Is my guess
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Old May 8 2013, 12:59 PM   #28
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Second Weekend: $33m
Third Weekend: $19m
Fourth Weekend: $10m
+ weekdays etc $50m

Hopefully get to say $200m after a month of release and fingers crossed it limps to $250m+ ?

I think I said $300+m before but in the weeks since that prediction I have realised that the competition is much much more fierce this time around. $250m is still a success. I would like Paramount to give the next Trek movie some more breathing room though. Reserve a November or early December release for the next one please.. not summer imo.
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Old May 8 2013, 01:40 PM   #29
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They'd make less money with this kind of film in November or December. That's why they release them during the blockbuster season.
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Old May 8 2013, 01:55 PM   #30
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Is there a minimum box office Paramount would be "happy" with? A take that would quickly shine a green light on a second sequel - with a commitment to a commensurately high blockbuster budget. I'm thinking $500m worldwide would do it.
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