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Old June 25 2013, 11:00 PM   #2431
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

Console?

STiD is the highest grossing Trek film of all time. It has also done the best foreign draw of any Trek film as well.
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Old June 25 2013, 11:49 PM   #2432
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Had the day off so went to see this today and was surprised to see a pretty packed theater for a Tuesday matinee and a crowd of like 70% female.
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Old June 25 2013, 11:59 PM   #2433
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Where do people think STID will top out at with the US gross.
$230 million?

I'm thinking the final figure is gonna be $455 to $460 million.

There's no justice when you see that Man of Steel is already at $400 million worldwide. Mind you, at least us Trekkies can console ourselves with the fact that we have the best critically rated summer movie (so far).
Star Trek is a 50 year old cult TV show associated with 'nerds, geeks and people living in moms basement' now morphed into a big-budget hollywood blockbuster. IM and MoS are movies tailor-made for mass audience with zero baggage! No need to console myself, yes I was disappointed it didn't do Iron Man business but I now realise it never can! So will Paramount. Too many people put off by stereotypes, stigmas & baggage. They assume they wont like it or they don't want to like it or be associated with it. ETC
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Old June 26 2013, 12:18 AM   #2434
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^^ Zero baggage? Ever seen Comic Book Guy?
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Old June 26 2013, 12:23 AM   #2435
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For whatever reason, superhero movies have been accepted by mainstream audiences in the past ten years in a way that Star Trek has never been. At this point, I wouldn't say they have much baggage, no.
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Old June 26 2013, 12:38 AM   #2436
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I'd say it is less the baggage (I agree Trek holds a certain stigma in the mainstream) and more that the Superhero movies are the "in thing" right now in pop culture. A great actionfest superhero movie franchise is gangbusters right now.

And I give props to Disney for making The Avengers a must-see superhero movie franchise on par with Batman and Superman.
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Old June 26 2013, 12:57 AM   #2437
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This modern era of successful superhero movies started with first Blade movie in 1999. It has been going on for 15 years, with no signs of slowing down.
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Old June 26 2013, 04:13 AM   #2438
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This modern era of successful superhero movies started with first Blade movie in 1999. It has been going on for 15 years, with no signs of slowing down.

I would say the Tobey Maguire "Spider-Man" movie in 2002 really kicked it off.
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Old June 26 2013, 04:28 AM   #2439
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This modern era of successful superhero movies started with first Blade movie in 1999. It has been going on for 15 years, with no signs of slowing down.

I would say the Tobey Maguire "Spider-Man" movie in 2002 really kicked it off.
Yeah, I doubt most people knew the Blade was from the comics. Is he even a "superhero" since his origins are in a horror comic? (Tomb of Dracula)
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Old June 26 2013, 10:12 AM   #2440
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What can I say men who used to wear their underwear on the outside but have now stopped, are the in thing.
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Old June 26 2013, 10:45 AM   #2441
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This modern era of successful superhero movies started with first Blade movie in 1999. It has been going on for 15 years, with no signs of slowing down.

I would say the Tobey Maguire "Spider-Man" movie in 2002 really kicked it off.
Actually I think Blade started it, and X-Men kicked it off. Other movies have increased the genre's success later.
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Old June 26 2013, 11:56 AM   #2442
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JamesRye wrote: View Post
Where do people think STID will top out at with the US gross.
$230 million?

I'm thinking the final figure is gonna be $455 to $460 million.

There's no justice when you see that Man of Steel is already at $400 million worldwide. Mind you, at least us Trekkies can console ourselves with the fact that we have the best critically rated summer movie (so far).
Star Trek is a 50 year old cult TV show associated with 'nerds, geeks and people living in moms basement' now morphed into a big-budget hollywood blockbuster. IM and MoS are movies tailor-made for mass audience with zero baggage! No need to console myself, yes I was disappointed it didn't do Iron Man business but I now realise it never can! So will Paramount. Too many people put off by stereotypes, stigmas & baggage. They assume they wont like it or they don't want to like it or be associated with it. ETC
This. Exactly.

I've been following this thread since the beginning and see everyone asking why it wasn't as successful domestically as we would liked to have seen. The above is the answer.

I'm an engineer. I work with other engineers. We are all smart guys. 25% of us like Star Trek and have gone to see the film. The other 75% don't and haven't but have gone to see MoS and IM3.

This franchise has BAGGAGE. And a lot of it. And stigma. And a lot of that. I'm scared to tell people I'm a fan due to fear of losing my Man Card. That's the way its is. Regardless of whether you like JJ Trek or not, he made two good movies. If these movies weren't damn good and critically acclaimed, do you really think the box office would have even been close to what has been achieved? Hell no because Star Trek doesn't sell well to mainstream audiences. An excellent movie that can be enjoyed by anyone does. That's what these guys have done and I applaud them for it.
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Old June 26 2013, 02:42 PM   #2443
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This modern era of successful superhero movies started with first Blade movie in 1999. It has been going on for 15 years, with no signs of slowing down.

I would say the Tobey Maguire "Spider-Man" movie in 2002 really kicked it off.
Actually I think Blade started it, and X-Men kicked it off. Other movies have increased the genre's success later.
The original X-MEN only made about $150 million in domestic box office. And what was "Blade's" box office take?

"Spider-Man" made $400 million, really ushering in the superhero blockbuster.
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Old June 26 2013, 02:58 PM   #2444
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It is still running in my local theater in Germany. But is demoted to a 3pm death slot.
I guess just the next week and then it's gone.
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Old June 26 2013, 03:42 PM   #2445
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Round these parts 1 showing at 2 theaters, don't think it'll make July 4, but oh well... looking forward to the next one.

And if work permits, I'll have a farewell viewing on Friday.
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