State of Trek according to Entertainment Weekly

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by HaplessCrewman, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    When a budget say 190 million, does it already include the 5 millions they got from Nokia and the 5 millions they got from Budweiser, etc...? A third of the film is already paid for by product placement.

    Hollywood accounting is a mystery in itself. Don't trust anyone when they say it didn't make a profit. As far as I know, David Prowse has still not seen a penny for his performance in Return of the Jedi, because it didn't make a profit.
     
  2. Sindatur

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    1. Yea, absolutely, the published numbers don't give a true Profit/Loss picture. When they say a movie made a profit or a loss, they mean it achieved or didn't achieve a certain profit margin, which isn't the same as making back expenses plus more.
    2. No, Product Placements, Selling Toys, TV/streaming Rights, Disc sales, none of that is included in Box Office, that's all gravy, they expect to reach the "required" numbers on Box Office alone
     
  3. Opus

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    I see we're back to "The Best (or 'Worst' depending on your viewpoint I suppose) of the ST XI+ Message Board" repeats:

    Episode 47:

    "The Big Box Office Bruhaha!"
     
  4. plynch

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    I move to call the question.
     
  5. Maurice

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    My point was that there's no PotT script summary I know of which describes that the saucer soft landed and was "lost". McQuarrie had a concept which had the saucer separating and being trapped inside the "shroud", which isn't the same thing. I think Gene was enamored of the separation and it cropped up in different places in different guises.
     
  6. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    I think maybe that was intended as a response to this post?
     
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  7. SeerSGB

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    Thanks, and fixed. Don't know how I did that. Bad Seer, bad!
     
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  8. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    Too many tabs open, perhaps. I've now moved the post to that thread.
     
  9. SeerSGB

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