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Old May 19 2013, 03:37 AM   #436
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

Actually I think the announcement of the new Star Wars films might, just might, have dimmed enthusiasm for this. Even before JJ was announced to direct. Star Wars has been talked about more than Star Wars in the last 6 months. Star Trek's cooler younger brother returned from vacation.
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Old May 19 2013, 03:41 AM   #437
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Actually I think the announcement of the new Star Wars films might, just might, have dimmed enthusiasm for this. Even before before JJ was announced to direct. Star Wars has been talked about more than Star Wars in the last 6 months. Star Trek's cooler younger brother returned from vacation.
Grrr, upstaged by Star Wars AGAIN! For a brief moment, there, thanks to Trek 09, and the sour aftertaste from the prequels, Trek was cooler!

Noo, Star Wars has to come along again and steal its thunder. I do like Wars, but I've always liked Trek more.
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Old May 19 2013, 03:43 AM   #438
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

Not sure about that... I still think legs will give ID a strong Memorial Day weekend...
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Old May 19 2013, 03:44 AM   #439
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

It's been a couple of days, guys, and those days have been in the middle of the week. Give it time. Relax. Wait until Monday, when we'll have a better look.
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Old May 19 2013, 03:44 AM   #440
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Everyone was all poised to see this, excited, pumped, etc; and then they announce Episode VII. It might have deflected attention away from this, true
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Old May 19 2013, 03:50 AM   #441
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In live action, Trek has 5 television series and now 12 films. Wars has 6 films (plus some tv specials and movies most people never saw or remember). Its not surprising most people are excited for more Star Wars. For all the changes in style and casting nuTrek is still more Star Trek after decades of it, almost nonstop.
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Old May 19 2013, 03:54 AM   #442
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I would have thought that this movie would have several built in audiences in the bag.

a)Trekkies
b) fangirls of the various actors, particularly Cumberbatch
Fangirls? What the hell? This movie isn't Twilight!
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Old May 19 2013, 03:54 AM   #443
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But that's just why I like Trek more. More material to get into. 6 series, including TAS, and 12 films.

Star Wars just has the 6 films (and a few cartoons, and stuff). And if you go by most people's accounts online, four of them suck. There's a lot more meat on the bones in Trek's universe.
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Old May 19 2013, 03:56 AM   #444
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I would have thought that this movie would have several built in audiences in the bag.

a)Trekkies
b) fangirls of the various actors, particularly Cumberbatch
Fangirls? What the hell? This movie isn't Twilight!
It isn't Twilight, no. But I've heard a lot of fangirling on the Net from people are not Trekkies in any, way, shape or form; who are just seeing this because of BC. Or Pine, or Quinto, or whoever.
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Old May 19 2013, 04:01 AM   #445
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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I would have thought that this movie would have several built in audiences in the bag.

a)Trekkies
b) fangirls of the various actors, particularly Cumberbatch
Fangirls? What the hell? This movie isn't Twilight!
It isn't Twilight, no. But I've heard a lot of fangirling on the Net from people are not Trekkies in any, way, shape or form; who are just seeing this because of BC. Or Pine, or Quinto, or whoever.
For me, Cumberbatch is just yummy icing on an already delicious cake.
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Old May 19 2013, 04:03 AM   #446
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Again, you can't say a slightly better opening than ST09 is weak, this is the movie series that had $20-30 million dollar openings.
The box office environment has changed dramatically since the days of those $20-30 million openings, as have budget levels in general and the budget levels of Trek films specifically. And it's possible that STiD will have a slightly lower 4-day opening than Star Trek (which did $79.2 million from Thursday night through Sunday when it opened).

My point being if you had the old Trek still on I doubt they'd be making $80 million openings. I'm not talking about 2002.

$158 million up till Sunday worldwide is fantastic. Let's not forget also that Memorial Day weekend in the US is a long movie weekend and movies tend to go up or get higher grosses because of it.

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I would have thought that this movie would have several built in audiences in the bag.

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b) fangirls of the various actors, particularly Cumberbatch
Fangirls? What the hell? This movie isn't Twilight!
I am a proud fangirl. Fangirls are everywhere.

The Cumberbitches, as the fandom is called, are HUGE. The tumblr drooling is insane.
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Old May 19 2013, 04:09 AM   #448
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They screwed up with the timing. You do not put Star Trek head to head with block busters. Despite what people who love Star Trek think, most people just don't give a damn. I have friends that love Star Wars and LOTR, but Star Trek, they're meh. I'm the same way with sports. I have coworkers go on and on about football and basketball and I don't care. Many saw ST09 cause it was new. Kirk, Spock and Bones were back played by new actors. A hot talent was creating it.

Then there has been the steady decline in movie sales.
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

Well I don't think I'm asking for much. All I want is one more movie, and then three more after that; and in between, a television series starring the movie cast, as well as a lunch box with the new crew on the front, and a thermos in that lunch box.
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Actually I think the announcement of the new Star Wars films might, just might, have dimmed enthusiasm for this. Even before JJ was announced to direct. Star Wars has been talked about more than Star Wars in the last 6 months. Star Trek's cooler younger brother returned from vacation.
Every interview I saw with JJ while he was in Australia, and even several reviews of the film, mentioned his involvement in Star Wars. I suppose it's a double-edged sword; some people may take more notice because of the Star Wars link, but it also makes this film seem like a mere warm-up for something bigger.
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