Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by RAMA, Apr 26, 2013.
Bob Orci has said that he is in talks with Paramount about the next Trek movie.
I also read an interview the other day and Chris Pine is now committed for 2 more movies, instead of one.
Yep. The news came out March 30, 2009
You don't have an equivalent of Half-Price Tuesday in your area?
You can't afford $15 (each) for a little entertainment (of over two hours) you really enjoy every few weeks?
You don't have a scheme where you can buy a booklet of ten (or five) discount tickets? (I almost never pay full price for a movie.)
You can only ever go to movies with your wife?
Sometimes I actually prefer going to the flicks on my own, and I certainly wouldn't label myself in anyway "antisocial". I've seen STID seven times, twice with my wife, twice with friends and three times on my lonesome.
Actually, it was the Mrs who suggested going the second time. That's a great indicator of the movies broader appeal in my book - she is not a fan!!!
ST:TMP was my first solo experience, as a newbie Trekker and I found it was such a different experience. I love going to movies by myself now!
I often wonder if I'd still be as passionate about TMP if I'd seen it on opening night, where several of my future friends had wandered out absolutely hating it, and walking away from active fandom for several years.
Got the fifth viewing under my belt sans son who slept in... 10 a.m. showing. 20 people there. Still loved the way the father-son dynamic played out culminating in Pike's death. Male action figures crying is something you don't see all that often, but man were the tears flowing in this film...
Unfortunately, I've only been to see STiD once...
Circumstances have been such that going to the movies, is a rare treat now-a-days.
As for multiple times of seeing a movie...
I do remember an occasion back in December of 1974 when I was stuck in Washington DC for a four day weekend of sight-seeing...
I arrived Friday morning just before one of the biggest snowfalls in DCs' history socked in the entire North East.
Stuck in a mid-range motel (two stars) in Alexandria for four days, the only saving grace was that right next door, was a two screen theater which happen to be showing "The Towering Inferno" on both.
(back then one didn't wander around Alexandria alone day or night, unless one had no choice. Especially if one was a lilly-white honky-boy )
If I remember correctly, it cost between $1.50 to $2.00 to see a movie.
I saw "The Towering Inferno" 14 times that weekend.
I remember actually only paying about $8.00 total for the whole weekend to see the movie, as for most of the shows, I was pretty much the only viewer and the theater owner was kind enough to not kick me out, between viewings.
After I explained my circumstances, he was quite friendly and we ended up enjoying each others company for several of the shows.
(as well as some "after hours" fun in my motel room starting Saturday night. I was quite the adventurer in my younger days )
I don't remember how much I paid for the boxes of popcorn and soda. (though much of it was on-the-house, after we became "friendlier")
There is much more to this story, as I returned to that particular motel on many more occasions for weekends of fun and actually spent at lot of time wandering around Alexandria.
But that's a tale for another time...
Yes but the flipside is that there is a LOT of people on tuesdays.
One of my favourite movies is Conan the Barbarian (1982), which I have purchased on DVD 12 years ago. I watched it 10 times since then. So I wouln't go see a movie 12 times in the space of a few weeks, anyway.
I have no idea.
Well, yeah. Going to the movies alone is more boring. And to be completely honest, I don't like seeing movies in theatres all that much because it's A) loud B) sometimes in 3D and C) full of people, and I usually don't like being around that many noisy, smelly idiots.
I agree. That's why I usually go to the early showings, when there's not much popcorn on the floor yet. Also, most people don't drag themselves to the movies at the earlier times. Problem solved for me You should try it sometime.
Although I do like going to the movies alone on occasion. Sometimes it's nice not having someone there to judge me and stuff. I tend to silently freak out and grab the arms of a friend who comes with me to the movies.
Ditto. I don't go to the theater often (too expensive) but when I do the early showings are far superior. Apparently the majority of the moviegoing masses don't like to get up too early to hit a theater.
Here, early showings apparently means 1pm.
Really? Where I am the earliest is usually 11:30 or 12:00. Hmm.
It'll be 2016, simply because that's the 50th Aniversary year.
They can make more from marketing it as the 50th Annivserary of the franchise than the 49th.
Monday number: $354,877 for $220,945,947 so far.
Well sometimes, too. But I thought by "early" we meant like 8 am or something.
Could be Fast and Furious will drop below STID this week... I'd hold the theater count as close to 1000 as possible for the July 4th weekend.
Earliest in my neck of the woods is 10 am.
So in the end, it's grossed a fair amount less than 2009 but its legs have still been good. It'll take 50m minimum more worldwide and foreign BO has doubled, which hopefully continues in Trek 13. I think Trek has hit a ceiling around 220m-250m which it won't break no matter how good the movie is unless they change it significantly but there is still room for improvement overseas.
10-11am seem to be the first showings here in South Florida. Before lunch usually means sparse crowds.
If Japan boxoffice works as well as in China, I bet in $490-500 million worldwide. Not to mention the fact the July 4th weekend can increase box office a bit more.
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