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Old August 7 2013, 10:04 PM   #2956
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

STID hit $225 million both domestically and internationally. Intl updated to $225. 3 million. Awaiting Japan!
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Old August 9 2013, 02:00 PM   #2957
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It looks like Japan is gearing up for Trek (they've already been Cumberbatched). Check out this bookshop: http://muchadoaboutbenedict.tumblr.c...erbatch-galore
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Old August 10 2013, 05:36 PM   #2958
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

So what are they hoping to get from Japan?

12 Mill?

25 Mill?
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Old August 10 2013, 05:43 PM   #2959
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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...entpole-598750

"Paramount Pictures launched two strong tentpoles in Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z , which are on their way to nearly a billion dollars combined at the worldwide box office," he said. "The next quarter will show significant profitability for Paramount, including from these two films, but it will likely be moderately less than we anticipated due to the crowded tentpole schedule this summer and the delay of certain film licensing deals into next fiscal year."

He later added: "This summer had a particularly high volume of tentpole pictures from all the studios combined." Viacom hopes to drive tentpoles' success for a longer period of time, but the crowded release schedule "limited a lot of pictures, ours included," he added.


So, "strong" but "moderately less than we anticipated"
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Old August 10 2013, 06:13 PM   #2960
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So, "strong" but "moderately less than we anticipated"
That's an extremely fair summation of STID's overall performance IMHO, and seems to have been the prevailing opinion on these boards for sometime - naysayers not withstanding.
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Old August 10 2013, 06:51 PM   #2961
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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...entpole-598750

["Paramount Pictures launched two strong tentpoles in Star Trek Into Darkness] and World War Z , which are on their way to nearly a billion dollars combined at the worldwide box office," he said. "The next quarter will show significant profitability for Paramount, including from these two films, but it will likely be moderately less than we anticipated [due to the crowded tentpole schedule] this summer and the delay of certain film licensing deals into next fiscal year."

He later added: "This summer had a particularly high volume of tentpole pictures from all the studios combined." Viacom hopes to drive tentpoles' success for a longer period of time, but the crowded release schedule "limited a lot of pictures, ours included," he added.

So, "strong" but "moderately less than we anticipated"


I see one good thing and one bad thing (bolded). First, they clearly aren't looking at Star Trek 3 as the last one with this cast or the end of this tentpole iteration. Second, they really don't have any idea what to do about the crowded glut of Hollywood blockbusters. Are Avengers 2 and Star Wars VII still scheduled to open on the same day?



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Old August 10 2013, 09:08 PM   #2962
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

Hey, as far as I'm concerned it's their marketing and advertising problem.

They have a winner of a movie franchise, they want to make more, and they want to compete better in a crowded market of big-ticket movie blockbusters. This means they are going to work harder to make a movie that will be even better and more profitable, and this is great news for the fans.
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Old August 10 2013, 11:52 PM   #2963
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Hollywood will continue to see diminishing returns on their tentpole films, because everyone is trying to hit a grand slam in the summer now. Making the time a film has to make money shorter and shorter.
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Old August 11 2013, 02:51 AM   #2964
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significant profitability for Paramount
Good to hear it directly from the CEO of Viacom after a summer of lying from questionable fans with no access to the books.
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Old August 11 2013, 03:15 AM   #2965
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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: View Post
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...entpole-598750

"Paramount Pictures launched two strong tentpoles in Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z , which are on their way to nearly a billion dollars combined at the worldwide box office," he said. "The next quarter will show significant profitability for Paramount, including from these two films, but it will likely be moderately less than we anticipated due to the crowded tentpole schedule this summer and the delay of certain film licensing deals into next fiscal year."

He later added: "This summer had a particularly high volume of tentpole pictures from all the studios combined." Viacom hopes to drive tentpoles' success for a longer period of time, but the crowded release schedule "limited a lot of pictures, ours included," he added.
So, "strong" but "moderately less than we anticipated"
Dauman attributed it to so many movies out this year and a lack of immediate revenue from licensing.

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Old August 11 2013, 05:16 AM   #2966
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significant profitability for Paramount
Good to hear it directly from the CEO of Viacom
You would do better to put the period on your sentence right there.

This part - the part which ought to have been omitted:
after a summer of lying from questionable fans with no access to the books.
is an unnecessary swipe at a particular fan group, and I'd much prefer not to see that here.

Statement, opinion, speculation, hypothesis - all of these are open (within reasonable limits) to criticism, to attack, even to ridicule.

But the people who make those statements, offer those opinions, and so forth - do not attack them; do not make accusations of lying or other offense; do not make insinuations concerning their character. Bad form, those.

Attack the content, not the person.
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Old August 11 2013, 08:59 AM   #2967
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Hollywood will continue to see diminishing returns on their tentpole films, because everyone is trying to hit a grand slam in the summer now. Making the time a film has to make money shorter and shorter.
The amount of 150m+ films are ridiculous now, especially since most people only see 3-4 movies a summer at most. ST09 didn't really have that much competition.
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Old August 13 2013, 06:28 PM   #2968
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So what are they hoping to get from Japan?

12 Mill?

25 Mill?
It seems like all the nerds in Japan would have watched a download by now.
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Old August 13 2013, 07:34 PM   #2969
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Hollywood will continue to see diminishing returns on their tentpole films, because everyone is trying to hit a grand slam in the summer now. Making the time a film has to make money shorter and shorter.
The amount of 150m+ films are ridiculous now, especially since most people only see 3-4 movies a summer at most. ST09 didn't really have that much competition.
I maybe only see 3-6 movies a year, never mind summer.
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Old August 13 2013, 11:03 PM   #2970
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Well it's going to get more and more crowded especially with multiple Star Wars and Avatar movies incoming. Hopefully Trek can get a wee bit of breathing space next time and not get too close to one of those two aforementioned juggernauts.

Though we are all aware that the new Trek can give most tentpoles a run for their money in terms of quality and enjoyment, there still remains a vast majority who will never give Trek a chance.
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