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Old June 18 2013, 08:06 PM   #2266
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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For the most part, but there are exceptions. Look at The Hobbit from last year, did very well in the box office.
Star Trek's not The Hobbit. The Hobbit would have been competitive at any time of year; it doesn't follow that if one is concerned that a movie can't keep up with the competition it makes sense to move it to a less lucrative release date.
Yeah...last time Star Trek went up against Peter Jackson, it didn't work out too well for the franchise.
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Old June 18 2013, 08:09 PM   #2267
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

Looks like STID is set to start disappearing from smaller markets, like Morgantown, WV (where I live). It's already down to two screenings per day at both of our theaters. Per schedules posted online, it will definitely be gone from the Carmike on Friday and probably from the Regal/Hollywood as well.
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Old June 18 2013, 08:42 PM   #2268
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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Yeah...last time Star Trek went up against Peter Jackson, it didn't work out too well for the franchise.
Cuz it was totally Peter Jackson's fault...
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Old June 18 2013, 08:43 PM   #2269
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I blame Sauron.











Come on, who's going to argue with that.
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Old June 18 2013, 08:44 PM   #2270
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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Yeah...last time Star Trek went up against Peter Jackson, it didn't work out too well for the franchise.
Blame that on Stupid Baird.

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Old June 18 2013, 09:18 PM   #2271
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I'll "blame" it on everyone involved, thanks.
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Old June 18 2013, 09:28 PM   #2272
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I blame Vermont, myself.
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Old June 18 2013, 09:38 PM   #2273
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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I'll "blame" it on everyone involved, thanks.
What happened to blaming Sauron?

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Old June 18 2013, 09:57 PM   #2274
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

I blame it on the rain.
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Old June 18 2013, 10:10 PM   #2275
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I blame it on the marketing team.
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Old June 18 2013, 11:54 PM   #2276
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I blame it on Gene Roddenberry. If his ashes had stopped their spinning long enough to publicly endorse the fucking thing and cash the studio's check it would have made a billion dollars domestic.
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Old June 19 2013, 12:42 AM   #2277
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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For the most part, but there are exceptions. Look at The Hobbit from last year, did very well in the box office.
Star Trek's not The Hobbit. The Hobbit would have been competitive at any time of year; it doesn't follow that if one is concerned that a movie can't keep up with the competition it makes sense to move it to a less lucrative release date.
Yeah...last time Star Trek went up against Peter Jackson, it didn't work out too well for the franchise.
Um, the Jennifer Lopez film 'Maid in Manhattan' - beat 'Star Trek: Nemesis' on their opening weekend in 2002. I don't think 'The Lord of the Rings' film had much to do with the demise of NEM; more the bad pre-release reviews and bad word of mouth after release. It was more due to the fact that the movie going public was tired of paying movie ticket prices to see a bad two hour TV episode on the big screen.
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Old June 19 2013, 01:17 AM   #2278
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

Well being against two holiday period blockbusters sure didn't help.
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Old June 19 2013, 01:36 AM   #2279
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Well being against two holiday period blockbusters sure didn't help.
Maid in Manhattan?
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Old June 19 2013, 01:48 AM   #2280
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It was more due to the fact that the movie going public was tired of paying movie ticket prices to see a bad two hour TV episode on the big screen.

Well, there's that....

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