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Old May 18 2013, 12:00 PM   #271
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

Star Trek 2009 did $80m 4 years ago in 2D with lower ticket prices in 3.5 days.

Star Trek Into Darkness may not make it to 80m in four days with increased ticket prices and 3D premium on top. It is also a sequel with tends to be more front loaded. This is a poor result which ever way you look at it.

Star Trek 2009 made it to $274m in today's 2D prices.

Star Trek Into Darkness may not make it to $200m even with 3D.

What went wrong?
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Old May 18 2013, 12:05 PM   #272
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Let's just wait a few weeks, maybe it'll be a huge hit after all...

But if it doesn't, I think the main cause is the 4 year wait... I always thought that was an incredibly long wait for a film which "only" made 250 million in the US... It was a hit no doubt, but did it really validate a 4 year (!) gap........???
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Old May 18 2013, 12:28 PM   #273
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For god's sake, advertise the 'you know what' being in this movie! Why even have that element in it, if you're not going to promote it?! I thought that was the point, to put bums in seats.

How could they have screwed this up?
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Old May 18 2013, 12:31 PM   #274
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

For what it's worth, our last RTH update had still been a hopeful one. Let's not rush to any conclusions just yet...!
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Old May 18 2013, 12:39 PM   #275
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For god's sake, advertise the 'you know what' being in this movie! Why even have that element in it, if you're not going to promote it?! I thought that was the point, to put bums in seats.

How could they have screwed this up?
It's like how DISNEY of all people ditched the word "princess" in favor of that thrilling name, John Carter.

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Old May 18 2013, 12:39 PM   #276
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For god's sake, advertise the 'you know what' being in this movie! Why even have that element in it, if you're not going to promote it?! I thought that was the point, to put bums in seats.

How could they have screwed this up?
Wouldn't the large audience go: 'You know what' WHO..?!
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Old May 18 2013, 12:51 PM   #277
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NOT THE OLD PEOPLE ROALD!
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Old May 18 2013, 12:54 PM   #278
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I've paid for six tickets to this movie, so I've done my part.
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Old May 18 2013, 12:55 PM   #279
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I've paid for six tickets to this movie, so I've done my part.
Did you friends/family enjoy it?
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Old May 18 2013, 01:06 PM   #280
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I've paid for six tickets to this movie, so I've done my part.
Did you friends/family enjoy it?
Wife loved it. Taking my youngest son and Mother-in-Law this morning.
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I'm gonna go see it a third time tomorrow.
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Old May 18 2013, 01:14 PM   #282
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I'm definitely going to go see it again. More than once. I want this film to succeed.
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Old May 18 2013, 01:17 PM   #283
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We need to hope overseas makes it to about $300m to keep Star Trek a moderate success to make up for what is likely to be a very disappointing North American $$ number.

If I was in charge of Paramount picking the right date is critical. Don't sandwich Trek in between 2 or 3 box office behemoths (Iron Man 3, FF6, TH3) because people are going to skip Trek in favour of the others. Make sure Trek gets two or three weeks to itself. March or April would be better. Paramount, hire me please
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Old May 18 2013, 01:18 PM   #284
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NOT THE OLD PEOPLE ROALD!
Probably not the target audience though... I doubt that the people who make superhero movies a huge success really know the villains... I had never heard of any of the Spiderman villains for example... They're just not that well known if you don't breath comics, and many Trek villains are not well known (or not known AT ALL) to non-trekkies...
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Old May 18 2013, 01:23 PM   #285
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NOT THE OLD PEOPLE ROALD!
Probably not the target audience though... I doubt that the people who make superhero movies a huge success really know the villains... I had never heard of any of the Spiderman villains for example... They're just not that well known if you don't breath comics, and many Trek villains are not well known (or not known AT ALL) to non-trekkies...
Yup, I have no clue who the comic book movie villains are unless they have been done in an older comic book movie. I don't read comics. I have no idea if the movie I am watching is true to the comics or not, but I suspect they rarely are true to comic book canon.

Trekkies will go regardless of the villain, messing with the villain wont change the $

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