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Old May 18 2013, 03:39 AM   #241
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

It's sad how IM3 effortlessly got to 1 billion, when we'll be happy if STID limps to 500 mil. Or even 400. I would have thought the last movie would have destroyed the Trek stigma.
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Old May 18 2013, 03:42 AM   #242
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It's sad how IM3 effortlessly got to 1 billion, when we'll be happy if STID limps to 500 mil. Or even 400. I would have thought the last movie would have destroyed the Trek stigma.
IM3 only reached 1 billion because it is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie following the Avengers.

The first two IM movies only did around a decent 600M each.
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Old May 18 2013, 03:53 AM   #243
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It's sad how IM3 effortlessly got to 1 billion, when we'll be happy if STID limps to 500 mil. Or even 400. I would have thought the last movie would have destroyed the Trek stigma.
You're going to see significant BO takings for mediocre shit because they're attached to the Avengers. Thor and CA will probably out gross ST!
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Old May 18 2013, 03:57 AM   #244
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I'm still of the opinion that 500m is a shitload of money, and is to be applauded when attached to a Trek movie.
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Old May 18 2013, 03:59 AM   #245
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I'm still of the opinion that 500m is a shitload of money, and is to be applauded when attached to a Trek movie.
It is a good number, but it is seeming more likely what we can hope for a best case scenario now. I think it'll get enough for a sequel assuming the foreign BO takings improve dramatically which they appear they will do this time round.
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I'm still of the opinion that 500m is a shitload of money, and is to be applauded when attached to a Trek movie.
It is a good number, but it is seeming more likely what we can hope for a best case scenario now. I think it'll get enough for a sequel assuming the foreign BO takings improve dramatically which they appear they will do this time round.
Just from the numbers alone I'd say we'll get another movie. Even several hundred million dollars on a $150m investment is pretty good. That doesn't count the inevitable DVD/Blu-ray/Digital sales. So it is VERY likely we'll get another movie, and if it rakes in enough cash, we'll get it sooner than 4 more years.
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Old May 18 2013, 04:05 AM   #247
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I'm still of the opinion that 500m is a shitload of money, and is to be applauded when attached to a Trek movie.
Paramount is definitely hoping for around 500M or more. Any less than that and sequels become much less likely.
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Old May 18 2013, 04:07 AM   #248
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It cost 190m and they marketed it pretty heavily for what could be a marginal gain or even slightly less than. We'll have to wait and see about overseas too, if it doesn't improve significantly overseas then it'll be a stretch to say we'll get a sequel. If it gets to 2009's gross and the overseas reaches 250m then it'll get a sequel.

What it does have going for it is that it might get something being released a year after Star Wars, the 50th Anniversary, and the blu ray sales are always very strong for Trek. Not to mention, once again, it's scored well with audiences and critics alike so Paramount could decide to look at their marketing again.
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Old May 18 2013, 04:59 AM   #249
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Good Friday number news posted by RTH!

Rth, on 17 May 2013 - 8:51 PM, said:
Still on the cards probably now 26-28, it seems to be doing better WC then EC, so might get strong evening trade in WC and Can seem to be doing well, see how it goes, try give update later up/down
the 21-23 BOG had don't know where got that from it was tracking even earlier today much higher
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Old May 18 2013, 05:11 AM   #251
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14/28.5/26/16.5
The BTC numbers seem to be lining up (they got IM3 and TGG spot on supposedly) so it'll fall short of 100m if they turn out to be true. Hoping for a bigger Saturday number though if what RTH says is true about it tracking higher during the morning. It's possible that it will have opened at 40-45m first day if they hadn't fudged the release date which is very good.

Sounds good but I'm being pessimistic and saying the BTC numbers are solid but not great if they stick - though I've found taking the Garak approach to matters has found me enjoying things that do turn out well far more (STID!)
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Old May 18 2013, 05:34 AM   #252
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While I admit to enjoying Iron Man (haven't seen #3 yet), I recently saw the Avengers and I couldn't believe that movie actually became one of the biggest ever. It was thoroughly plain in every way. I can't understand how it made such huge numbers, I really can't.

However, Star Trek still has a stigma attached to it. No matter how you dress it up and make it slick and fast and shiny and cool, the masses will just think it's Star Trek. It's a shame, but you can't do anything about it. I guess "superheroes" in tights talking into invisible bluetooths fighting giant space centipedes is better than people on spaceships in tights fighting a terrorist who blows up London.
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Old May 18 2013, 05:37 AM   #253
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While I admit to enjoying Iron Man (haven't seen #3 yet), I recently saw the Avengers and I couldn't believe that movie actually became one of the biggest ever. It was thoroughly plain in every way. I can't understand how it made such huge numbers, I really can't.
I don't understand it either, IM1 is about the only one I really liked. TA was just okay, the way people hyped it to me it was just.....ergh.

I do enjoy Nolan's Batman movies a lot however.
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Old May 18 2013, 05:41 AM   #254
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While I admit to enjoying Iron Man (haven't seen #3 yet), I recently saw the Avengers and I couldn't believe that movie actually became one of the biggest ever. It was thoroughly plain in every way. I can't understand how it made such huge numbers, I really can't.

However, Star Trek still has a stigma attached to it. No matter how you dress it up and make it slick and fast and shiny and cool, the masses will just think it's Star Trek. It's a shame, but you can't do anything about it. I guess "superheroes" in tights talking into invisible bluetooths fighting giant space centipedes is better than people on spaceships in tights fighting a terrorist who blows up London.
I don't understand the popularity of comic book superhero movies myself. At least, I don't get why grown adults like them.

People can take grown men flying around in spandex jumpsuits seriously, but not men on the bridge of a starship?
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