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

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  1. RAMA

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    ok..
     
  2. I am not Spock

    I am not Spock Commodore Commodore

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    If only the domestic was stronger, we'd have a chance of this being the first ST movie to net 500 mil in the bag.

    Do you think we'll get close? There's only really Japan for it to open in. Hopefully it will do as well there as it did in China
     
  3. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    I think it'll end up at $470-480 million.
     
  4. RAMA

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    Im going to go out on a limb and say STID will hold steady next weekend for the holiday. $2.8-3 million.
     
  5. Borgminister

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    Long as that theater count doesn't continue to drop, that's possible...
     
  6. USSPhilippi

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    Weekend actuals from Box Office Mojo:


    $3,166,709 weekend
    $216,777,625 total
     
  7. Neumann

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    So I guess it's totally out of the question that the movie will get up to 500 mill?
     
  8. Sindatur

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    The 5 countries left to release only made about $12M (Or was it about $20M) for ST'09, so, yea, topping $500M is pretty unlikely. Topping $450 is pretty certain though, I believe.
     
  9. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Monday number: $392,326 for $217,169,951 so far.
     
  10. JamesRye

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    Where do people think STID will top out at with the US gross.
    $230 million?

    I'm thinking the final figure is gonna be $455 to $460 million.

    There's no justice when you see that Man of Steel is already at $400 million worldwide. Mind you, at least us Trekkies can console ourselves with the fact that we have the best critically rated summer movie (so far).
     
  11. Opus

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    Console?

    STiD is the highest grossing Trek film of all time. It has also done the best foreign draw of any Trek film as well.
     
  12. Mr. Adventure

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    Had the day off so went to see this today and was surprised to see a pretty packed theater for a Tuesday matinee and a crowd of like 70% female.
     
  13. Flake

    Flake Commodore Commodore

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    Star Trek is a 50 year old cult TV show associated with 'nerds, geeks and people living in moms basement' now morphed into a big-budget hollywood blockbuster. IM and MoS are movies tailor-made for mass audience with zero baggage! No need to console myself, yes I was disappointed it didn't do Iron Man business but I now realise it never can! So will Paramount. Too many people put off by stereotypes, stigmas & baggage. They assume they wont like it or they don't want to like it or be associated with it. ETC
     
  14. Mr. Adventure

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    ^^ Zero baggage? Ever seen Comic Book Guy?
     
  15. Harvey

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    For whatever reason, superhero movies have been accepted by mainstream audiences in the past ten years in a way that Star Trek has never been. At this point, I wouldn't say they have much baggage, no.
     
  16. Opus

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    I'd say it is less the baggage (I agree Trek holds a certain stigma in the mainstream) and more that the Superhero movies are the "in thing" right now in pop culture. A great actionfest superhero movie franchise is gangbusters right now.

    And I give props to Disney for making The Avengers a must-see superhero movie franchise on par with Batman and Superman.
     
  17. Dream

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    This modern era of successful superhero movies started with first Blade movie in 1999. It has been going on for 15 years, with no signs of slowing down.
     
  18. sonak

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    I would say the Tobey Maguire "Spider-Man" movie in 2002 really kicked it off.
     
  19. Nerys Myk

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    Yeah, I doubt most people knew the Blade was from the comics. Is he even a "superhero" since his origins are in a horror comic? (Tomb of Dracula)
     
  20. ROBE

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    What can I say men who used to wear their underwear on the outside but have now stopped, are the in thing.