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Star Trek Movies XI+ Discuss J.J. Abrams' rebooted Star Trek here.

View Poll Results: How will it perform?
The movie will be a blockbuster hit 36 90.00%
A dissapointment, but will make money 3 7.50%
Breaks even 1 2.50%
Bomb 0 0%
Voters: 40. You may not vote on this poll

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Old April 23 2013, 11:10 PM   #16
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Re: One Month Out: Predictions?

Trek '09 made $385 million worldwide, so somewhere in the range of $500 million would be an excellent result, IMHO. They've made a huge international push with this outing, so my guess is that the foreign take will be much higher than the last film.
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Old April 23 2013, 11:24 PM   #17
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Re: One Month Out: Predictions?

Prediction?



I suspect STiD will be a blockbuster and will surpass ST09's numbers because of the word of mouth, the previous film's success, and the additional 3D revenue.
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Old April 23 2013, 11:31 PM   #18
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Re: One Month Out: Predictions?

It'll be a big hit and hopefully someone will start thinking "TV Series" and make an effort to make that happen.
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Old April 23 2013, 11:41 PM   #19
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There needs to be an option between:

The movie will be a blockbuster hit
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A dissapointment, but will make money
There's not a lot of room these days between blockbuster and not.
Maybe I'm just being anal with words. It seems like there should be more of a distinction between disappointment and blockbuster. I think the movie will be successful, just not blockbuster successful. Maybe that will be disappointing to some? I think we should all be glad if it's simply just successful.
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Old April 23 2013, 11:44 PM   #20
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LOKAI of CHERON wrote: View Post
However, I've read a few worrying words today...
This.

Based on the trailers, I figured this was easily a $600-700 million dollar film. But some of the things I've read today just seem silly, but perhaps it plays better than it sounds.

I hope...
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Old April 24 2013, 12:04 AM   #21
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I voted "blockbuster" because that was, for me, the closest to how I feel. I definately believe "Star Trek Into darkness" will have a great opening weekend.

I couldn't go with the "A dissapointment, but will make money" option because that is too vague.

I fear it could be too similiar to what was given us in 2009. If it is ... I would be disappointed, but that doesn't mean that I would ultimately feel unsatisfied or unhappy.

JJ Abram's previous Trek film, for example, disappointed me in how lite and glossy it was though, overall, I loved it and have watched it many, many times.
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Old April 24 2013, 12:00 PM   #22
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I think that this film will beat Iron Man 3 in its opening weekend. I think that this film will hold its position in the top five for several weeks until the premiere of Man of Steel, less than a month later. I don't see this film joining the ranks of the billion dollar club. I think this film will have a "green" rating at Metacritic, and a fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes. I think this rating will not reflect the criticism that will come up later, from fans and, possibly, non-fans. I do not think this film will encourage Paramount into investing money and resources into a TV series.
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Old April 24 2013, 06:09 PM   #23
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BillJ wrote: View Post
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However, I've read a few worrying words today...
This.

Based on the trailers, I figured this was easily a $600-700 million dollar film. But some of the things I've read today just seem silly, but perhaps it plays better than it sounds.

I hope...
Yep - fingers crossed here too, Bill. I'm not overly concerned at this point, "da intawebs" can be extremely unreliable in these situations!
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Old April 24 2013, 06:42 PM   #24
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Re: One Month Out: Predictions?

For the financially challenged among us, those that can't drop 40 dollars a week at the movie theater (or even in a single month), I have had to choose between going to see movies and not. This means I saw Lincoln, but not Argo this past fall.

If there are households like mine, this movie has A LOT of competition. Man of Steel comes to mind. And I don't know if it has the buzz to do as well as the last one.
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Old April 24 2013, 06:58 PM   #25
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Blockbuster, guaranteed too. Massive marketing out off USA. My guess: $600-700 million. It will not beat Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel, but will beat Wolverine, Oblivion and GI Joe 2.
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Old April 24 2013, 07:46 PM   #26
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HaventGotALife wrote: View Post
If there are households like mine, this movie has A LOT of competition. Man of Steel comes to mind. And I don't know if it has the buzz to do as well as the last one.
Perhaps, but unless it's a critical flop (which won't be the case, by the sound of things), the momentum and good will from ST09 will be more than enough to sustain it.

In honesty though, it won't match Iron Man 3 or Man of Steel unless those flop from a critical perspective. Those franchises simply have broader appeal, not to mention bigger star power. Iron Man 3 has Robert Downey Jr, and Man of Steel has Christopher freaking Nolan, two of the biggest draws in Hollywood.
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Old April 24 2013, 10:57 PM   #27
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My biggest fear (as a Trekkie) is that this film will turn out like the last one. Where the marketing campaign ended up being superior to the actual film.
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Old April 24 2013, 11:50 PM   #28
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$505 million was my prediction.
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Old April 25 2013, 01:25 PM   #29
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If there are households like mine, this movie has A LOT of competition. Man of Steel comes to mind. And I don't know if it has the buzz to do as well as the last one.
True enough, but unless the professional critics turn out truly negative opinions, the positive momentum generated by ST09 will more than sustain it.

Let's face it, even if STID garners the same critical praise as ST09, it's not going to beat Iron Man 3 or Man of Steel unless those flop critically. The appeal of those franchises is just that much broader than Star Trek.
I agree with the consensus that Trek will be around third for the big summer movies. Ironman (or any Marvel comic film) is a crazy moneymaker and Man of Steele looks awesome, by an awesome director and producer, AND its a series that's in serious need of a successful film.

Remember how everyone was worried that Wolverine, Terminator and GI Joe was going to affect Trek 4 year ago?
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Old April 25 2013, 05:26 PM   #30
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I agree with the consensus that Trek will be around third for the big summer movies. Ironman (or any Marvel comic film) is a crazy moneymaker and Man of Steele looks awesome, by an awesome director and producer, AND its a series that's in serious need of a successful film.

Remember how everyone was worried that Wolverine, Terminator and GI Joe was going to affect Trek 4 year ago?
Haha, true. Granted, those movies were pretty much all a critical disaster. Judging by the reviews of Iron Man 3, that won't be case this time around.

Also, not sure why I made two separate posts above. If a mod wants to delete one, I'd have no objection.
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