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Old May 20 2013, 03:38 AM   #691
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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Agreed Dennis, I'm not seeing the issue here... the film has taken in $168 million worldwide and will eclipse $400 million (probably more like $450 million), easily passing the box office take of Trek 2009.
$400 million is okay for a film of this budget level. $450 million or higher and you're on much more solid ground. I'm sure there'll be a sequel either way, but that sequel's budget level could rest on where in the 400s the film ends up.

I highly doubt anyone in Paramount is nervously wringing their hands when STID met the original projections by Paramount of $85 million for the total through Sunday.
Nervously wringing their hands? No. Somewhat disappointed after all the extra expense and the expectations that go with a sequel to a well-liked film? Sure. And, again, the initial forecast of $85 million was for a 3-day weekend, not a 4-day weekend. It makes a pretty big difference when it comes to the ripple effect as the box office run unfolds.
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Old May 20 2013, 08:55 AM   #692
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Rth just updated with Sunday numbers. Up 600k from BOM's estimates.

Posted 20 May 2013 - 12:01 AM

Sunday looks like
STid 21.5-7m, IM3 10.8, TGG 6.8
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Old May 20 2013, 09:02 AM   #693
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So are we winning?
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Old May 20 2013, 09:08 AM   #694
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So are we winning?
Sunday was better than expected, so it's a good number.
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Old May 20 2013, 09:30 AM   #695
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Let's see nuTrek take 8 times its budget like Wrath of Khan did...
Uh huh.

I bought a two dollar scratch-off ticket last month and won ten dollars.

Five times as much as I invested!

It's still only ten bucks.
Yeah, except Wrath of Khan made $80 million profit at the box office, which in today's dollars is around $200 million - and at far less risk.

It's nice that you enjoyed the film and want to champion its cause, but you're being unnecessarily and inaccurately derisory to 'old Trek'. Why not just appreciate it on its own merits without needing to put other things down? It's such a tiresome attitude which really makes these forums quite unpleasant.
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Old May 20 2013, 12:44 PM   #696
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So are we winning?
Yes. We're doing fine. Bad Robot will do another Trek film.
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Old May 20 2013, 01:03 PM   #697
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

Good to see its doing well though.

I was little worried the both times i have seen it, as both theatres, on Saturday evenings after work, were pretty much deserted in both showings. Obviously that doesn't effect the over all takings on the first week here in the UK but two Saturday nights, over here in my area it's usually a busy night.

Glad to hear its all ok.

Just need a decent director to carry on what JJ has elped create.
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Old May 20 2013, 01:09 PM   #698
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Very busy here in the UK the three times I saw it, the last two times was during it's second weekend here.
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Very busy here in the UK the three times I saw it, the last two times was during it's second weekend here.
I've seen it three times, admittedly, all weekday early morning/afternoon showings, but the theatres were certainly busier than is the norm for those times.

I guess we can all throw our anecdotal recollections into the pot, but boringly, only time and hard numbers will tell.
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"Oh, the movie only made 100 million for us opening weekend? We should fire the director and kill the franchise" said no one ever.
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"Oh, the movie only made 100 million for us opening weekend? We should fire the director and kill the franchise" said teh Trek Ayatollahs™ .
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All the speculation at BoxOfficeMojo points to a total box office grab somewhere in the $500 million range, with international looking to be 66% of the total take. That's a massive improvement over Trek '09 and sets the stage for another strong performance internationally for the inevitable third Bad Robot production.
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Old May 20 2013, 03:09 PM   #703
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Something overlooked by everyone when adjusting the old movies for ticket price inflation from 1979-1991 onward is the population of NA has increased by a great deal. Even though ST09 sold the most tickets of any Star Trek movie, the percentage of the population that went to see it was much less than TMP/TWOK/TVH maybe even TSFS?
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Very busy here in the UK the three times I saw it, the last two times was during it's second weekend here.
Strange. Maybe here in my area of kent nobody is that into, sorry, 'NuTrek'

Or maybe we picked the wrong night, twice. Lol.

As for figures, opening weekend was actually pretty good here.
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Something overlooked by everyone when adjusting the old movies for ticket price inflation from 1979-1991 onward is the population of NA has increased by a great deal. Even though ST09 sold the most tickets of any Star Trek movie, the percentage of the population that went to see it was much less than TMP/TWOK/TVH maybe even TSFS?
True, but movies also have a lot more competition from other sources of entertainment today than they did back then, and pirating is a much bigger issue now. Anyway, there's no need to set the films against each other. The first four Trek films and Star Trek were bona fide home runs in the domestic market by the standards of their respective eras.
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