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Old June 18 2013, 02:28 AM   #2251
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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Why put the next Star Trek film into a summer slot? Why not another slot, where it can dominate the market?
Studios sometimes try that, but the lower traffic outside of the summer and the November/December frame makes it a risky proposition for big budget films. March is the best month outside of the summer and the end-of-year holidays, but March has only delivered two films that have grossed over $250 million domestic and six that have grossed over $200 million domestic.
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Old June 18 2013, 02:35 AM   #2252
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I was looking at the 2016 film schedule at Wikipedia. Someone is making an Angry Birds movie. Why?
That movie will be fucking huge among the kiddie crowd. I can't count the amount of money I've sunk into Angry Birds for my son.
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Old June 18 2013, 02:47 AM   #2253
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Someone is making an Angry Birds movie.
I thought Hitchcock already did that.
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Old June 18 2013, 03:51 AM   #2254
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Why put the next Star Trek film into a summer slot?
There's more money to be made in the summer.
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Old June 18 2013, 01:12 PM   #2255
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Why put the next Star Trek film into a summer slot?
There's more money to be made in the summer.
For the most part, but there are exceptions. Look at The Hobbit from last year, did very well in the box office.
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Old June 18 2013, 02:26 PM   #2256
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For the most part, but there are exceptions. Look at The Hobbit from last year, did very well in the box office.
November/December is also a peak moviegoing period, but it's also very competetive.
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Old June 18 2013, 02:35 PM   #2257
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For the most part, but there are exceptions. Look at The Hobbit from last year, did very well in the box office.
Star Trek's not The Hobbit. The Hobbit would have been competitive at any time of year; it doesn't follow that if one is concerned that a movie can't keep up with the competition it makes sense to move it to a less lucrative release date.
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Old June 18 2013, 02:37 PM   #2258
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I didn't express that thought well. I'm not saying that November/December would be a better time of year, just that there are blockbusters that come out outside of the summer.
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Old June 18 2013, 02:44 PM   #2259
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Yeah, there are a few.
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Old June 18 2013, 02:51 PM   #2260
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Here's the breakdown of the number of films that have made over $250 million domestic in each month of the year:

January - 0
February - 1
March - 2
April - 0
May - 21
June - 8
July - 17
August - 1
September - 0
October - 0
November - 13
December - 9
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Old June 18 2013, 03:21 PM   #2261
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Just looking at it as a layman, it seems Summer or holidays can work equally well. "Avatar" was a December release, and it's quite likely the sequels will come out in December 2014 and 2015. The recent Bond movies were November releases. "Titanic" was a December release. Four of the Harry Potter movies were November releases. TMP, TVH, TUC, and FC were November or December releases and are four of the best-received and top-grossing Trek movies.

Of course, if "Avatar 3" is coming out in December 2015, then it probably isn't a good idea to release the cornerstone of the fiftieth anniversary celebration of Trek in its shadow. December 2016 would be too late. Given the anniversary, the Goldilocks choice is Summer 2016.
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Old June 18 2013, 07:26 PM   #2262
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Monday take: $645,825 for $211,732,773 so far. Star Trek made $926,730 on its comparable day.
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Old June 18 2013, 07:46 PM   #2263
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That's good. This time next week the domestic total should be around 217-218 million.
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Old June 18 2013, 08:00 PM   #2264
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Agreed. Quite respectable, given the... circumstances.
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Old June 18 2013, 08:01 PM   #2265
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Kids are out of school in the summer. There's more free time to "kill".
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