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Old May 8 2013, 02:39 PM   #31
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening

Variety is describing STID now as tracking "north of 90 million" for the three day weekend alone.
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Old May 8 2013, 02:52 PM   #32
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening

I don't usually follow the box-office tracking stuff. How credible are they and how often are their predictions close to reality?
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Old May 8 2013, 02:52 PM   #33
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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.
Lots of blockbusters in Nov and Dec. Most notable one being Avatar.

Though still less blockbusters than in Summer and therefore more space for each movie.
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Old May 9 2013, 09:49 AM   #34
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Yeah, the Star Wars fans will come along, to see how their new 'master' JJ fares at sci fi! SW fans helping out a Star Trek movie! hehe. And hopefully the Cumberbatch fangirls will rock up in their droves.

I saw STID today, and will definitely go again at least once or twice before it leaves theatres.
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Old May 9 2013, 09:51 AM   #35
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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.
I'm with you. I'm a fan of both, but Trek more so. I like supporting the underdog!
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Old May 9 2013, 04:05 PM   #36
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Boosting overseas sales is why Cumberbatch was brought in, methinks. Especially Japan.

Just a thought.
And Britain. He is well loved over there. I have some British friends who are going to see the movie just to see him.
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Old May 9 2013, 05:19 PM   #37
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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!
That's not much competition. A warmed over 6th entry in the venerable F&F series that no one watches anymore, and a lame comedy sequel to a lame sequel? ST09 had more competition.
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Old May 9 2013, 05:52 PM   #38
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The signs for worldwide totals seem to be trending well so with that + ST looking like a $90 million North America opening I think $450-500 million for a minimum grand total is looking likely.
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Old May 9 2013, 06:03 PM   #39
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Has BOM posted the worldwide take yet?
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Old May 9 2013, 06:10 PM   #40
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That's not much competition. A warmed over 6th entry in the venerable F&F series that no one watches anymore...
Hmm, I don't think that's quite right. Fast 5 hauled a worldwide box office of $626m, that's not too shabby! I certainly wouldn't dismiss the next entry casually!

http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=fastfive.htm
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Old May 9 2013, 06:18 PM   #41
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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!
That's not much competition. A warmed over 6th entry in the venerable F&F series that no one watches anymore, and a lame comedy sequel to a lame sequel? ST09 had more competition.
Fast Five did $626 million in business, I wouldn't under estimate it...

EDIT: LOKAI of CHERON beat me to it.
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Old May 9 2013, 06:22 PM   #42
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A warmed over 6th entry in the venerable F&F series that no one watches anymore...
Fast Five did $626 million in business...
Apparently, lots of people watch it...any more?
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Old May 9 2013, 06:25 PM   #43
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Fast Five did $626 million worldwide! Did you know ?

Only little tidbit I have heard is from Germany where it is apparently getting 25% more admissions than ST09 which translates to 75% more $$$ so far but very early days!

Also heard (forums.boxoffice.com) that the presales in Hong Kong are low and Trek is not expected to do well in Asia..

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Old May 9 2013, 07:30 PM   #44
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I won't settle for anything less than $1 trillion.
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Old May 9 2013, 07:31 PM   #45
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Boxoffice.com tracks tweets about movies.

Yesterday the positive:negative ratio on STID was 9:1. Today it's 24:1.
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