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Old May 19 2013, 04:25 AM   #451
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Yes. Here in Australia, the press hype aggressively marketed it as 'from that guy who's doing the new Star Wars'. For whatever reason, SW is much more popular here. I guess I like supporting the underdog. I like both, but ST more.

I would have thought the SW hype would get people interested
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Old May 19 2013, 04:52 AM   #452
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Yes. Here in Australia, the press hype aggressively marketed it as 'from that guy who's doing the new Star Wars'. For whatever reason, SW is much more popular here. I guess I like supporting the underdog. I like both, but ST more.

I would have thought the SW hype would get people interested
SW is more popular because its marketed towards kids, while that sounds easy to say and do, it also has generations of people who saw the movies when they were growing up, it was probably their first great movie. It has a pretty solid base, Trek has never been marketed to kids and doesn't really have anything that you could market. It's always been seen as more cerebral than Wars.

It'll be interesting to see how the Disney movies perform, I think Trek could see benefits from them though like TOS did.
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Old May 19 2013, 04:59 AM   #453
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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.
My dream is that on my death bed they will still be making Star Trek and I will die regretting that I will miss some of it. That is my gift to those that follow me.
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Old May 19 2013, 06:03 AM   #454
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RTH just updated for Saturday

Sat looking like
STid 26.5-28.5m, IM3 15-16m,TGG 9-10m
I'm really hoping it reaches 29M.
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Old May 19 2013, 06:08 AM   #455
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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.
My dream is that on my death bed they will still be making Star Trek and I will die regretting that I will miss some of it. That is my gift to those that follow me.
I feel the same way. That would be my one regret, that they're making more Star Trek and I'll miss it, but I'll be happy to see it continue.
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Old May 19 2013, 06:11 AM   #456
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If this earns less or just about what STXI did, are we still likely to see a 3rd?

I really thought this was going to do $300M here, but it looks like $250 might be a struggle at this point, especially with the upcoming calendar.
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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.
My dream is that on my death bed they will still be making Star Trek and I will die regretting that I will miss some of it. That is my gift to those that follow me.
That is a great thought..and me, too! My dream is that that I hope I can ask my great grandchildren to visit my grave and tell me what I missed so I could keep up with the adventure.
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Old May 19 2013, 06:13 AM   #458
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I want to be cremated and have my urn on a little table in front of the telly.
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Old May 19 2013, 06:56 AM   #459
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If this earns less or just about what STXI did, are we still likely to see a 3rd?

I really thought this was going to do $300M here, but it looks like $250 might be a struggle at this point, especially with the upcoming calendar.
It will get a sequel assuming foreign takings double or more and the domestic gets 200m>

However 09 had far more legs and far less competition, I think Paramount have underestimated the effect TA had on IM3 and the upcoming F6.
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Old May 19 2013, 07:06 AM   #460
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Regardless of the movie's box office take, there will be a sequel, because the box office take will be more than enough to warrant one.
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Well Paramount don't have much going for them, and regardless of any disappointing take in the long term it'll turn an easy profit with blu ray and whatever. God knows how much money releasing all these blu rays, dvd, directors cuts etc etc of the originals have made for them. They probably made at least 200m from dvds/blu rays of 09.
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Old May 19 2013, 07:20 AM   #462
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However 09 had far more legs...
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Old May 19 2013, 07:22 AM   #463
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I am promoting it on my Facebook, and several people have commented they're going to see it. I'm doing my part!
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Old May 19 2013, 07:50 AM   #464
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Eh if people are worried about no sequel, at least it should make its budget back domestically and improve overseas. I think a good comparison would be another film made by Abrams and the same writers.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/...ain&id=mi3.htm

It just means that its likely the budget won't improve much or be reduced slightly, but considering it's Trek that's not likely. A Christmas move is possible too if there is no space in 2016, MI:III released to far less competition and they'll take this into consideration. I just get the feeling Paramount underestimated IM3.
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Old May 19 2013, 09:31 AM   #465
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Wow, really? Any indication as to why?
Well the TNG movies were basically big budget episodes, but they were never considered or expected to be massive blockbusters.
Agreed. Yet they performed quite well (except for NEMESIS).

In fact here in Germany GENERATIONS, FIRST CONTACT and INSURRECTION had much more attendance that STAR TREK XI, which actually was on par with the attendace for NEMESIS!
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