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Old April 26 2013, 05:45 AM   #1
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STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

http://trekmovie.com/2013/04/25/vari...-pg-13-rating/

Slightly above ST09, at $75 million. Seems to put it on track for my prediction of $505 million.

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Old April 26 2013, 11:07 AM   #2
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening

I think it needs to make over $100m opening weekend if it wants to pass $257m in NA due to the much fiercer competition in May and June this time, particularly the weekend after Treks release when it could be pushed down to 3rd or 4th in the box-office.

Fast and Furious 6 will open to $100m, the Hangover will open to $100m, Epic a new CGI movie may get 40-50m and then Star Trek. Very very crowded.
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Old April 26 2013, 02:39 PM   #3
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I think it needs to make over $100m opening weekend if it wants to pass $257m in NA due to the much fiercer competition in May and June this time, particularly the weekend after Treks release when it could be pushed down to 3rd or 4th in the box-office.

Fast and Furious 6 will open to $100m, the Hangover will open to $100m, Epic a new CGI movie may get 40-50m and then Star Trek. Very very crowded.
i just can't wait to see it. i think three times will be enough.
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Old April 26 2013, 03:08 PM   #4
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening

Being in 3D will no doubt help boost its take.
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Old April 26 2013, 03:26 PM   #5
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening

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i think three times will be enough.
Once for each D.

At the premiere, JJ warned us that because the film was so new maybe some of the Ds wouldn't work, but all three did and you soon forgot it was a 3D film - until something wild would happen!
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Old April 26 2013, 05:51 PM   #6
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening

In a perfect world, it would make more money than the highly overrated Avatar I'll be happy as long as it makes enough money to warrant a third one. Iron Man 3 will have been out for two weeks already, so I doubt it will be big competition by that point, and may be easily knocked to #2 at the box office. The bigger worry is the Fast and Furious movie, since that franchise is very popular, and it will be out only a week after the debut of the new Trek.
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Old April 26 2013, 06:18 PM   #7
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening

Boosting overseas sales is why Cumberbatch was brought in, methinks. Especially Japan.

Just a thought.
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Old April 26 2013, 10:04 PM   #8
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^I know a couple of young girls going to STiD because they're smitten with Cumberbatch and "the other lead guy". I was surprised they planned to go as they're the type that previously wouldn't be caught dead at a ST movie. I think it's a testament to how JJ and co. have remodeled the franchise into something non-Trekkies are willing to explore (even if for the superficial reasons above).
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Old April 26 2013, 10:45 PM   #9
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Well I am sure there will be many many people who get into Star Trek as a result of watching STID. I am sure many people watched ST2009 and then started watching TOS or the TOS movies and maybe even the spinoffs.
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Old April 26 2013, 11:17 PM   #10
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Yeah, whatever their reasons, it's all good.
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Old April 26 2013, 11:26 PM   #11
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Hopefully lots of Star Wars fans will go too, to see what their new God is capable of.

Cumberbabes and SW fans combine to make a Star Trek film successful. Welcome to bizarro land!
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Old April 27 2013, 02:54 AM   #12
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Hopefully lots of Star Wars fans will go too, to see what their new God is capable of.
I think that's the wildcard here that could push the numbers upwards.
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Old April 27 2013, 11:31 AM   #13
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^I know a couple of young girls going to STiD because they're smitten with Cumberbatch and "the other lead guy".
Most of the groupies along the red carpet in Sydney - those who weren't older fans in Starfleet uniforms - were trendily-dressed young women, aged about 15-25, all screaming like One Direction was in town.
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Old April 27 2013, 01:10 PM   #14
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Really die hard Star Wars fans are no more numerous than Trekkies IMHO, what gives Star Wars the edge is more of the masses enjoyed them back in the day and lots of kids enjoyed the prequels so they will watch again whereas many people may not give Star Trek a chance because of the stereotype and because they may mistakenly believe they need to have seen the show and older movies to be able to understand what happens.

I think the core audience of Star Trek into darkness will be 35+ yr old parents taking their children teens & 20-something's will pass and go to fast &furious and the hangover.
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Old April 27 2013, 01:18 PM   #15
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Really die hard Star Wars fans are no more numerous than Trekkies IMHO...
All you have to do is go to any bookstore, toy aisle or video game store to know that isn't true.
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