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Old May 28 2013, 03:15 PM   #1321
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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Star Trek faced one new major release - Angels & Demons - in its second weekend and dropped 42.8% to #2. STiD faced three major new releases. It held up well. Its overall box office gross is likely to fall short of Paramount's pre-release hopes and expectations, but it'll still be profitable, still be one of their top franchises and still lead to a sequel, perhaps with the budget trimmed back some.
BTW, does anyone think the movie will come even close to $500 million at this point as many predicted?
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Old May 28 2013, 03:18 PM   #1322
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According to those who have explained box office to me, a 46% drop is actually a very good hold. A lot of "big" films drop by well over 50%.

And I'm not overly worried about the Smith and son movie...mainly due to the "and son" part of it. Every time I have seen this trailer in the theatre it elicited laughs/"that looks boring"/"I've seen this movie before"/and finally "ugh. His son. AGAIN? Ugh" responses.
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Old May 28 2013, 03:22 PM   #1323
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And I'm not overly worried about the Smith and son movie...mainly due to the "and son" part of it. Every time I have seen this trailer in the theatre it elicited laughs/"that looks boring"/"I've seen this movie before"/and finally "ugh. His son. AGAIN? Ugh" responses.
The only sad part about that IMO is this film is probably the last big budget hurrah for M Night Shyamalan. Too bad really. [i]The Sixth Sense& Signs was such great flicks.
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Old May 28 2013, 03:23 PM   #1324
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BTW, does anyone think the movie will come even close to $500 million at this point as many predicted?
I think it'll end up with $230-240 million domestic. Foreign numbers are harder to predict since it hasn't been released in quite a lot of territories yet. My guess is it'll end up somewhere between $430 million and $450 million worldwide, but it could go higher if it performs well in its upcoming international releases.
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Old May 28 2013, 03:26 PM   #1325
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The only sad part about that IMO is this film is probably the last big budget hurrah for M Night Shyamalan.
That man still has a career?
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Old May 28 2013, 04:01 PM   #1326
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The only sad part about that IMO is this film is probably the last big budget hurrah for M Night Shyamalan. Too bad really. [i]The Sixth Sense& Signs was such great flicks.
The Sixth Sense was one of the great films of all time.

Signs was one of the funniest movies I've ever seen, absolutely hilarious. Unfortunately I think Shyamalan was attempting to be serious. Sooooo . . . in that case . . . maybe this being his final big budget flop isn't such a bad thing after all. Its a shame he will be relegated to making low budget flops henceforth.

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Old May 28 2013, 04:06 PM   #1327
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

Oh wow, 46% with both those movies out there? Very nice, I was worried it'd be closer to 52 despite the busy theaters.
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Old May 28 2013, 04:11 PM   #1328
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I think you're putting a little bit of a a happy face on the numbers - but what ever.

Iron Man still held onto #4 in week #4 at $19 million with the same level of, "competition."

As an aside, I just don't see the draw for Fast and Furious and this is the 6th movie. But apparently I'm in the minority among the general film going audience.
I'm pretty sure that Epic was at #4 with $33.5 million and Iron Man 3 at #5 with $19 million.
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Old May 28 2013, 04:11 PM   #1329
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Oh wow, 46% with both those movies out there? Very nice, I was worried it'd be closer to 52 despite the busy theaters.
Plus Epic, which did $42.6 million for the 4-day weekend. Not as direct competition, but competition nonetheless.
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I'm pretty sure that Epic was at #4 with $33.5 million and Iron Man 3 at #5 with $19 million.
You're right. Good catch.
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Is there any good buzz about that "Now You See Me" movie opening Friday? Wondering how much competition that film will bring.
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Old May 28 2013, 04:32 PM   #1331
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Is there any good buzz about that "Now You See Me" movie opening Friday? Wondering how much competition that film will bring.
It's expected to open in the high teens to mid-20s. Of course expectations can be way off.
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Old May 28 2013, 04:49 PM   #1332
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Is there any good buzz about that "Now You See Me" movie opening Friday? Wondering how much competition that film will bring.
It's expected to open in the high teens to mid-20s. Of course expectations can be way off.
Cool, thanks for the information. Doesn't seem to be a huge film, guess the next big one is "Man of Steel".
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Old May 28 2013, 05:36 PM   #1333
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According to posters in China on the BoxOffice.com forum STiD has opened to an estimated $3.2 million there (that's just for its opening day). That's 60% of G.I. Joe 2's opening day. If STiD ended up with a gross in China 60% of G.I. Joe 2's it would result in a $30-35 million take. Star Trek made $8.5 million in China.
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Old May 28 2013, 05:41 PM   #1334
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Plus I look at STiD's #3 spot like this. It was only just barely #3. Hangover III did a mere 4 million more in business which in big movie release terms means that they were more or less tied.
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Plus I look at STiD's #3 spot like this. It was only just barely #3. Hangover III did a mere 4 million more in business which in big movie release terms means that they were more or less tied.
Considering that STID opened at a huge number of IMAX locations and that it was in 3-D at a higher ticket price than the previous film + that Paramount make a big effort to promote and even release the film overseas first - coupled with the fact that they hired an international film star, Cumberbatch and it didn't, 'hit it out of the park,' with over $100 million opening weekend - I'd wager that the beancounters at Paramount are disappointed.

But, go right ahead an put the happy face on the numbers.

We shall see.

As an aside, I wonder if Paramount is worried about their next big release in June, World War Z, which they've also put a subsantial financial stake into?

I'm sure that Iron Man however has pleased everyone at Paramount this summer however.
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