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Old May 17 2013, 11:51 PM   #211
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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Friday Update #2: Early estimates indicate that Star Trek Into Darkness is headed for around $85 million from Friday-Sunday. If that happens, the Paramount release will be at $98.5 million by the end of the weekend. Don't be surprised to see a surge in attendance that would push the film past $100 million. Into Darkness is performing very well on Facebook and Twitter, and it boasts an "A" from CinemaScore.

Ah. Well, then I won't pack up and go home then.



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Old May 17 2013, 11:52 PM   #212
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Please Q let it be true !
I'm telling you now, if STID flops I'm holding you responsible for jinxing it.
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Old May 17 2013, 11:57 PM   #213
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Ah. Well, then I won't pack up and go home then.
You spending the entire day at the movie theater watching STID?
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Old May 18 2013, 12:34 AM   #214
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I'm definitely going to see it a few more times. I want a sequel, dammit! I usually don't care much about box office, but I like it when films I support, do well. If I want a sequel, I'll usually post about it on my facebook, tell friends how good it is, go see it myself several times.

Maybe they waited too long? ST 09 was four years ago. Audiences are very fickle these days. The general audience has probably already forgotten Trek 09 and moved on to the next thing. The last one generated positive buzz, or so you'd think. I hope I'm wrong, and people just couldn't make it to the cinema Thursday night because of work or school.
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Old May 18 2013, 12:37 AM   #215
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Box office is pretty important since it determines if we get sequels or not. I'm hoping for good numbers because of that.
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Old May 18 2013, 01:29 AM   #216
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Let's face it, some people will never go see a ST movie, but they'll go see Iron Man. Considering that, a $100 million for 5 days is pretty good.
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Old May 18 2013, 01:41 AM   #217
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Which is odd, as you'd have to pay me to see Iron Man.

I don't understand the fascination with costumed superhero movies
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Old May 18 2013, 01:54 AM   #218
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Kids and teens love superhero movies (+ Star Wars) and they continue to watch when they become young adults. Its all ideal demographics!
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Old May 18 2013, 02:21 AM   #219
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Which is odd, as you'd have to pay me to see Iron Man.

I don't understand the fascination with costumed superhero movies
The demos are a lot younger and it's something Trek just hasn't nailed compared to other franchises. IM2 was a huge pile of shit but was still a huge success.

I mean there is nothing in STID promotional materials that shouts to me it'll appeal to the teen and kids It's still Star Trek.
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Old May 18 2013, 02:21 AM   #220
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Which is odd, as you'd have to pay me to see Iron Man.

I don't understand the fascination with costumed superhero movies
I understand it, but I don't like it. Heh.

We've all been out to pasture for a long time, now. Which is sad considering how many of us are pretty darn young, even.
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Old May 18 2013, 02:34 AM   #221
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It seems that no matter how much you retool it, no matter how much you reinvent it, you'll have a hard time convincing the masses that 'this Star Trek is for YOU'.

Which is a shame, as this is exactly what they were trying to do with the new Abrams movies. I'll reserve judgement for now, and hope that people just didn't realise it was on, on Thursday night.
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Old May 18 2013, 02:39 AM   #222
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Deadline

A good start.

The studio is still predicting a 3-day weekend domestic estimate of $80M and 4-day estimate of $100M
Star Trek Into Darkness is running around 80% of Fandango’s ticket sales today while 75% of yesterday’s sales on MovieTickets.com came from STID. Star Trek Into Darkness is expected to easily beat the director’s first installment in North America and do much better overseas
I think $450 million is the likely target based off the start.
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Old May 18 2013, 02:41 AM   #223
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Abrams Trek is increasing in popularity (as the box office numbers are showing). Maybe by the next movie, it will finally have real mainstream success comparable to a Marvel movie .
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Old May 18 2013, 02:54 AM   #224
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Maybe by the next movie, it will finally have real mainstream success comparable to a Marvel movie .
Never going to happen, Trek has stigma that will always hang around in some form and is less accessible than Marvel movies IMO.
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Old May 18 2013, 02:58 AM   #225
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True and it took those movies how long to take off? Batman Begins grossed less than Trek 2009 for example. I wonder how Trek would fare if Star Wars was at its height and movies like Prometheus had done a bit better? Sci-fi movies like this doesn't seem to be doing particularly well compared to the superhero juggernauts.
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