Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by USSPhilippi, May 12, 2013.
Thanks Jax. I got the initial info from their Facebook page, hadn't checked their main website until a couple of minutes ago.
I'm no analyst or expert, but this movie seems like it could very well crack $500m. The last Trek made $385,494,555 world-wide, and this one, by all accounts, seems to be doing much better over seas, at least early on. It has a lot more hype here in the USA anyway, since there are ads everywhere, and the actors have been appearing on just about every talk-show. I just hope it makes enough for a third movie .
Given the budget increase. I think a taking of US$450 would ensure a third film.
A 3rd film will be made, no doubt. Only thing I no get, why you need a 3rd (bad) film ?
People to go see STID, no talking fans, are people to go see an action movie they saw in the trailers, they no care ST and never will.
No matter what money the movies will make, it will be the end of the franchise for real. No way they can do these action packed scenes for a series, and for a TV serie in this new universe without this action, they will not have the fans anymore.
Well, I have not seen the new one yet (It opens here next week) But i I did really enjoy the 09 movie It's not my fav Trek film, but it is enjoyable, and it is cool to see the universe and characters and creatures re-imagined with more modern effects and a bigger budget.
From Box Office Mojo:
OK, it seems I was possibly being way too pessimistic, which is great news!
You are in the minority that thinks the first two are "bad".
Don't bet on it! After "Star Trek (2009)", Paramount reported a big upswing in sales of Star Trek DVD boxed sets. What really took them by surprise is that it was all "Star Trek" boxed sets: the previous movie collections, plus TOS, TAS, TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT!
For me, I got into fandom because of ST:TMP, a movie most fans were eager to tell me was a terrible film. Three decades later, it's still my favourite film, but my interest in all Star Trek has never really waned.
New fans are born in many ways. When ST speaks to a newbie fan, it may be through a single comic, novel, action figure, RPG, movie or TV episode. Or JJ's films!
Why? Are fans suddenly going to start hating all "Star Trek"?
I think above 200m would be great, but approaching 300m would be fantastic.
Well if the US$13.3m is accurate for the UK it would go straight in at number 10 for the yearly box office.
All in all, it seems to be on the way to being a box office success . Btw Therin of Andor, what exactly is 'DS8' .
Oh, oh, you almost forgot to say something about Gene Roddenberry's Vision™*, ruining Star Trek, and philosophies and messages too!
I think $200 million is a realistic goal now though I feel it will fall short of the $300 million mark in the US Box Office so fall short of $500 worldwide but who knows
I think the goal should be $400m worldwide now. I have been revising my guess downward for weeks because it is becoming increasingly clear IMO that this movie will not increase a great deal from the last one, if at all.
If we get an extra $80m from overseas, I think we are going to lose $30-50m from NA because of increased competition.
I know it sounds a bit negative but I would rather lower my expectations and be pleasantly surprised rather than disappointed
It's possible that being sandwiched between IM3 and FF6 will affect it, but that didn't really happen last time and I'm not sure the audiences are similar.
These days sequels to successful, well-liked films that launch or relaunch a franchise usually see a substantial increase in worldwide box office when the sequel is released. That should be especially true for this film given the big push Paramount is giving it abroad to increase foreign box office. $400 million worldwide is a pessimistic prediction and a result Paramount would be at least somewhat disappointed with. $500 million is what they're likely hoping for given the budget level and how the last film performed, and the film has a good chance of reaching that goal.
Trek will always have a bigger haul domestically, no matter what. Unless, of course, they get Michael Bay to direct the next one.
(Yes, forget I said that)
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