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Old July 25 2013, 02:43 AM   #2911
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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STID 448,700 Total worldwide so far.

TOTAL for Star Trek 2009: Worldwide: $385,680,446

I would think this is a clear success, no?

There will be another boost this weekend. If it is 100 freaking million over the last movie's gross... how can "disappointment" even be uttered?
Well, you see...

If you only count only the money made by the 2d showings, adjust for inflation, and divide by 7 for no apparent reason, how can you possibly say it's a success?!
Good God, don't make me spout diet mountain dew through my nose like that again!!
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Old July 25 2013, 04:36 AM   #2912
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just wondering what the numbers will be after it opens in Japan on August 23. Does anybody know after Japan if there are anymore openings left?
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Old July 25 2013, 04:44 AM   #2913
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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This summer's sequels have almost all been hits to one degree or another, while the efforts to launch new big budget franchises have mostly failed, some spectacularly so.
A notable exception to this is STID's fellow Paramount release World War Z, which passed Trek in worldwide gross a few days ago. Pretty impressive for a troubled production that many box office analysts were expecting to fail.
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Old July 25 2013, 04:45 AM   #2914
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Does anybody know after Japan if there are anymore openings left?
Not going by this. On 15 August are openings in Argentina and Chile, then Japan on 23 August, and that's everybody.
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Old July 25 2013, 05:35 AM   #2915
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

Just got back, wonderful movie! my girlfriend was amazingly exited, she WANTS to see it again. im ready to organize a group and watch it again on friday. The 3d was actually good

I dont get why it wasnt a larger hit in the US, "far better than all the other summer flicks and better than the TDKR" and this came from my girlfried who loved FF6 and is not a trekkie yet
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Old July 25 2013, 10:32 AM   #2916
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This summer's sequels have almost all been hits to one degree or another, while the efforts to launch new big budget franchises have mostly failed, some spectacularly so.
And that's a damn shame. I like new stuff.
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Old July 25 2013, 11:05 AM   #2917
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Just got back, wonderful movie! my girlfriend was amazingly exited, she WANTS to see it again. im ready to organize a group and watch it again on friday. The 3d was actually good

I dont get why it wasnt a larger hit in the US, "far better than all the other summer flicks and better than the TDKR" and this came from my girlfried who loved FF6 and is not a trekkie yet
Great that you finally got to see it and that you enjoyed it.

Is the interest big for Star Trek in Venezuela?
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Old July 25 2013, 03:57 PM   #2918
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This summer's sequels have almost all been hits to one degree or another, while the efforts to launch new big budget franchises have mostly failed, some spectacularly so.
And that's a damn shame. I like new stuff.
The current Hollywood Model has been to produce fewer movies but more "tent-pole" productions to lift a studio's bottom line (like a tent pole). I think this year we are seeing an oversaturation with that models where 3-6 of those big productions are likely to lose big money.

These days sequels, prequels, remakes, existing properties, etc, are seen as safe or safer bets than unknown entities. A year where a lot of these major tent-poles fail could force a change in Hollywood's approach to movies. But they will only evolve if forced to at gunpoint (aka, colossal losses of cash).

I expect there to be some superhero crashes coming as there is just too much out there planned. And 2015 is so loaded with huge budget productions its setting up to be a turning point year. The domestic market just cannot infinitely expand to support all these productions. Some will lose money and some will flop big time.

Only then will we get to see more "new stuff".
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Old July 25 2013, 04:25 PM   #2919
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

One thing I did think about before was that I saw this film about three times, but I saw Trek 09 double that. It feels like Trek 09 was more of an event and was in cinemas longer, even though I thought ID was a better movie.
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Old July 25 2013, 05:01 PM   #2920
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The domestic market just cannot infinitely expand to support all these productions.
That's why huge international grosses are the aim for tentpole films these days. They may eventually cut back a bit on the number of tentpole releases a bit, though, if there's too much cannabilization. Next year looks to have fewer mega-budget films than this year, although, as you say, 2015 is shaping up to be insanely competitive.

Some will lose money and some will flop big time.

Only then will we get to see more "new stuff".
Most of the flops will probably continue to be the attempts to launch new franchises, while sequels continue to be a (mostly) safe bet. I expect tentpole releases to become even more heavily focused on extending existing franchises through sequels, prequels and spin-offs.
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Old July 25 2013, 05:15 PM   #2921
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STID has been growing on me. Or at least the first half hour. I've been watching it on youtube. Can't find the rest, though...
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Old July 25 2013, 08:53 PM   #2922
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I expect there to be some superhero crashes coming as there is just too much out there planned.
I'm already surprised (in a good way) that the genre lasted as long as it did. 1999-2013 is a very long time for these things.

But I agree, it's a safe bet for them until the market changes.
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Old July 26 2013, 07:53 PM   #2923
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Great that you finally got to see it and that you enjoyed it.

Is the interest big for Star Trek in Venezuela?
Its almost non existant. The last trek movie which was shown on TV (not cable) was in 2000. And the last series also shown on local tv was ds9 in 1996.

The last TREK movie made only $ 500.000. This time the premiere looked a lot fuller than last time - and it was the 3d version of the movie.

Tonight I'm going for seconds and I might go for 3rds on Sunday

Word of mouth is the main weapon here, as there is almost no publicity and Disney has the distribution rights here in Venezuela, so Star Trek is shadowed by "The Lone Ranger " advertisements.
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Old July 27 2013, 06:12 PM   #2924
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The last TREK movie made only $ 500.000.
Five hundred dollars? Damn!
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Old July 27 2013, 06:19 PM   #2925
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The last TREK movie made only $ 500.000.
Five hundred dollars? Damn!
Most of that was from showings at dollar theaters, though.
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