STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by RAMA, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. MacLeod

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    I would say that both model work and CGI work have their places in film. It's knowing which will work best and using it at that time.
     
  2. johnjm22

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    He was also involved in the writing of The Voyage Home.

    I don't think it's a coincidence that arguably the 3 best Trek films all involved Meyer.

    On a side note, I read somewhere that when JJ Abrams was a kid his parents were friends with Nick Meyer and they'd often have him over for dinner. Kind of ironic that they both turned out to be ST directors.
     
  3. Ovation

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    What? He was involved with the Abrams movies? :shifty:

    (I kid, I kid--I wouldn't presume to dictate to another what his favourite films should be. But the door was left open.) ;)
     
  4. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Monday's take: $1,334,349 for $201,200,543 to date. By comparison, Star Trek made $1,272,135 on the Monday after its fourth weekend. We're into the part of the summer where weekday numbers are elevated, so that'll help STiD's legs.
     
  5. RAMA

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    It was very cheap, they couldnt even buy the new uniforms Meyer wanted. You can see rips and such on the uniforms on screen if you look closely enough. I still think a lot of the "cheap" TV look from STVI is because it was filmed in Super 35.

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  6. RAMA

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    Yup, this movie will have "legs" still on the strength of it's reviews and word of mouth. $230 million domestic is a cinch, I think it may do slightly more. 4th of July weekend always gives a slight bump to older movies.

    My contention has been the CGI in ST09 and STID has been the best of it's kind. The equal of any space FX I've seen as well as planets AND surfaces.

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  7. johnjm22

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    I know. I also remember Meyer saying they had to dig up old set pieces at the last minute and try and salvage them. All that said, I still looks better than any ST film before or since.

    A lot of Trek films have been made on cheap budgets and tight deadlines. But sometimes things like that work from a creative perspective.

    TWOK was made on a ridiculously low budget, and is still vastly superior to most other Trek films.
     
  8. LOKAI of CHERON

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    A low budget doesn't necessarily correlate to a "cheap" appearance on screen.
     
  9. RAMA

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    Well..

     
  10. LOKAI of CHERON

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    OK, you think it looks "cheap" because it was shot on Super 35 - I don't agree. All the movies I own shot on Super 35, including Titanic and Terminator 2, do not, IMHO, look any the worse for it either.

    What is it about Super 35 that makes it look "cheap" for you?
     
  11. BillJ

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    I just think they did a really poor job redressing the TNG sets they used.
     
  12. Harvey

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    They did a better job re-dressing the sets than Star Trek V: The Final Frontier did; this is especially evident in the way the movie re-dressed the corridors.
     
  13. RAMA

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    Another interesting tidbit: Compare ST09 to STID's 4th weekend:

    2009/05/29 5 $3,619,568 +93% 3,507 $1,032 $200,319,725 22 2009/05/30 5 $5,385,521 +49% 3,507 $1,536 $205,705,246 23 2009/05/31 5 $3,608,638 -33% 3,507 $1,029 $209,313,884 24
    STID:

    2013/06/07 7 $3,230,412 +84% 3,152 $1,025 $191,670,851 22 2013/06/08 5 $4,935,524 +53% 3,152 $1,566 $196,606,375 23 2013/06/09 6 $3,259,819 -34% 3,152 $1,034 $199,866,194 24

    350 fewer theaters. Making about the same amount of money. Only about $9 million off at that point.

    Just as an aside, STID's gross from China alone is higher than Nemesis' TOTAL international box office revenue.

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    That's a great hold and bodes pretty well for the weeks ahead. I think this is going to be one of those pics that just holds real well during the weekdays. Probably looking at $235 million.

    Yancy
     
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    Legs, legs, legs!
     
  17. Franklin

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    "The Man of Steel" will bump STID out of IMAX, and it will undoubtedly have a very good opening weekend, but the 40 reviews so far on Rotten Tomatoes have it at only 70% fresh. Even many of the fresh reviews are really lukewarm. Maybe MOS won't have very good legs. That will certainly help STID if fewer folks walk out of MOS this weekend saying, "Wow, that blew me away. I have to see it again," versus, "You know, STID was much better. I think I'll go see it one more time, instead."

    My daughters and I are going to see STID again on Friday while the wife's out of town. They really want to go. No dragging. This is the first time I've never dragged a family member to a Trek movie. I even noticed my oldest downloaded the main theme to her iTunes. I'M SO FREAKING PROUD! Now, if I can just make them baseball fans.
     
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    I read a good article on Superman Returns that had my feelings summed up, I really wish they'd made a franchise out of that movie.
     
  19. BillJ

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    My sixteen-year old son and I are going Thursday morning to see Into Darkness. He wants to see it because all his friends say its good. :techman:
     
  20. Set Harth

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    Kids these days. :rolleyes: :p