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Old July 4 2013, 09:04 AM   #2581
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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You think May for Wars and later in the summer for Trek?
In the past, Trek has always avoided opening the same year as a Star Wars movie.
That's so last Century.
Nemesis and Attack of the Clones both 2002
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Old July 4 2013, 11:04 AM   #2582
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I am a little dubious of the Disney's plan to make Star Wars movies each year. It remains to be seen if they actually start developing another SW movie while Abrams is still working on his.

Even if Trek has to face a Star Wars movie in 2016 it will be a spin-off Star Wars movie and not the mainline Abrams version which is supposed to come out in 2015.
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Old July 4 2013, 12:21 PM   #2583
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Oh, we're talking about the fucking SW spinoffs! Okay, I missed that.

That's just one more summer blockbuster that Trek has to deal with in the scheduling landscape, then. Might as well worry about Transformers.
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Old July 4 2013, 03:26 PM   #2584
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Spring or summer of 2016 is a better launch date than Christmas of 2015. No reason for them to consider the latter.
You think May for Wars and later in the summer for Trek?
Wars is targeted for 2015, isn't it?
D'oh. You're right. Mid-2015 according to the googles.

I wouldn't be surprised if that slips though.
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Old July 4 2013, 06:08 PM   #2585
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D'oh. You're right. Mid-2015 according to the googles.

I wouldn't be surprised if that slips though.
I've been hearing 2015, yeah. But I wouldn't hold out too much hope.
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Old July 4 2013, 11:07 PM   #2586
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They would just be rushing to make another movie just so it could be released during a certain year, not because they actually have any kind of real good story to tell.
Huh? I'm fairly sure Orci & Kurtzman deliberately planted lots of seeds in STiD to ensure they have lots of potential good stories to tell. And the 5YM has just begun for the characters.

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In the past, Trek has always avoided opening the same year as a Star Wars movie.
Well, there were only five to avoid after TMP's premiere, and a huge gap between the two trilogies.

BTW, although STiD has now seemingly completed its suburban and IMAX 3D runs in Sydney, Australia, it's still screening twice daily in the city:
http://www.google.com.au/movies?hl=e...ed=0CBoQwAMoAA

Yeah, AOTC and Nemesis were both released in 2002, although at different times during the year. They weren't in direct competition. Insurrection and Episode 1: TPM were quite close together in release, although INS was late 1998 and TPM was the following year, in May.

I think going up against a SW film would be financial suicide for Trek. Although I prefer Star Trek and always have, I enjoy SW as well, and acknowledge that Trek just isn't as big a box office draw as its closest rival. SW casts a wider net, and appeals to a larger demographic.

Yes, here in Melbourne as well, STID has finished its theatrical run, but there are still a few sessions screening in selected theatres in the city. I might go catch it for a fifth time in the Palace Nova cinema in town.
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Old July 5 2013, 12:33 AM   #2587
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I went to a 1:45 pm matinee today and the room (seating about 100-120) was over half full...and judging from the audience reaction, it was mostly a group of first timers, not multiple viewers like me...
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Just popping in to say that I saw Into Darkness for the 4th time last week, this time in the United States with Yeoman Randi!
How is she? I haven't heard from her in over a year.

I have only seen Star Trek Into Darkness once. Mom's health is shaky... in and out of hospital. Home health is here from 10am-5pm weekdays, so it is difficult to get out for a movie. Blu-rays & DVDs comprise most of my movie experience. I am amazed that someone sees any movie as often as I see here. More power to you!
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Old July 5 2013, 02:22 AM   #2589
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I think going up against a SW film would be financial suicide for Trek.
I don't think this can be stressed enough: Star Wars is THE franchise and the original blockbuster. Whether you prefer one franchise or the other is irrelevant: SW is a vastly superior product (in that it sells a whole lot more.)
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Old July 5 2013, 02:57 AM   #2590
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For Star Trek to succeed overseas, it had to become less Star Trek. Star Wars has never had to become less of what it was to succeed overseas. Star Wars succeeds because it's not overly philosophical. Star Wars is about the struggle between the forces of evil and the forces of good, which can be easily understood in any culture.
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Old July 5 2013, 03:09 AM   #2591
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Yes, here in Melbourne as well, STID has finished its theatrical run, but there are still a few sessions screening in selected theatres in the city. I might go catch it for a fifth time in the Palace Nova cinema in town.
Indeed, I thought about seeing it for a third time, but just missed a half-price screening. Now it seems to be gone altogether. Oh well, it may float into one of the little cinemas at some stage. Shame it missed the school holidays - it would be nice to draw in some younger fans.
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Old July 5 2013, 04:34 AM   #2592
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Shame it missed the school holidays - it would be nice to draw in some younger fans.
Palace Kino, Collins Street. Now.
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Old July 5 2013, 08:03 AM   #2593
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For Star Trek to succeed overseas, it had to become less Star Trek. Star Wars has never had to become less of what it was to succeed overseas. Star Wars succeeds because it's not overly philosophical. Star Wars is about the struggle between the forces of evil and the forces of good, which can be easily understood in any culture.
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Old July 5 2013, 08:10 AM   #2594
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Yes, here in Melbourne as well, STID has finished its theatrical run, but there are still a few sessions screening in selected theatres in the city. I might go catch it for a fifth time in the Palace Nova cinema in town.
Indeed, I thought about seeing it for a third time, but just missed a half-price screening. Now it seems to be gone altogether. Oh well, it may float into one of the little cinemas at some stage. Shame it missed the school holidays - it would be nice to draw in some younger fans.
Apparently it's still showing in the Melbourne CBD. At one theatre (the Palace Nova in Collins Street). I may go this weekend.
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Old July 5 2013, 08:29 AM   #2595
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I think going up against a SW film would be financial suicide for Trek.
I don't think this can be stressed enough: Star Wars is THE franchise and the original blockbuster. Whether you prefer one franchise or the other is irrelevant: SW is a vastly superior product (in that it sells a whole lot more.)
Well SW might be a vastly more popular product but as for a vastly superior product well that's a matter for debate.
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