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. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Grey Owl Wizard Premium Member

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    Especially on Sundays, when many are in Church and then go out to Lunch, before hitting the theater.

    I rarely go to the theater, but, when I do, it's usually the earliest Sunday show
     
  2. Flake

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    They can make it for Christmas 2015 and then do something else for the anniversary like a spinoff movie, new tv show or even film two movies back to back and have part 1 in 2015 and part 2 in 2016. Doesn't have to be 2016.
     
  3. Borgminister

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    Not sure that the 50th anniversary is going to be a selling point to ordinary moviegoers... And the fans will go anyway, so...
     
  4. Flake

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    Yes imho it is not neccessary to release the next movie for the 50th anniversary. It should be made and released at the earliest possible opportunity and imo that would be Christmas 2015 because not only is it sooner but there seems to be a 'gap' in the market at that time.
     
  5. Squiggy

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    Nah. 2016 is going to be all Star Wars. Disney isn't going to let Abrams dilute the franchise by him promoting Star Trek the same year.
     
  6. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Spring or summer of 2016 is a better launch date than Christmas of 2015. No reason for them to consider the latter.
     
  7. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Tuesday number: $260,000 for $221,205,947 so far. Paramount is just giving an estimate for the Tuesday number at this point.
     
  8. Belz...

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    No.
     
  9. Noname Given

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    The 50th Anniversary is a way to market EVERYTHING Star Trek during that year -- yes, us fans will jump at anything; but 'anniversary' milestones like this ARE a proven way to get the general public interested as well.

    They would be crazy if they didn't release the next major Star Trek film (along with a crapload of other Trek stuff) during 2016.
     
  10. Borgminister

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    Star Wars, yes. Star Trek, not sure... again, as far as the general public is concerned.

    Now, if you score another acting coup like Cumberbatch, like a 'mainstream' popular actor or actress, then you never know.

    Actually overdoing the 50th anniversary on a large scale might even alienate a segment of the population still brushing off the 'stigma' of basement dwelling Trek fans. To say nothing of the overseas market.
     
  11. Therin of Andor

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    The 50th anniversary guarantees lots of extra free publicity. Newspapers, magazines, websites and TV shows doing retrospectives. Bookshops doing displays.

    The 20th anniversary was a Really Big Deal. ST IV rode it well. And the general public responded.
     
  12. Borgminister

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    Well, free publicity can't hurt, and might help, that's true. I was only concerned about the producers of the next movie actually harping on the 50th as a selling point to see the new installment, which could backfire something awful. Let the newspapers, magazines, etc. do the heavy lifting in that particular regard...
     
  13. Dream

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    They would just be rushing to make another movie just so it could be released during a certain year, not because they actually have any kind of real good story to tell.
     
  14. Squiggy

    Squiggy FrozenToad Admiral

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    You think May for Wars and later in the summer for Trek?
     
  15. Dream

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    In the past, Trek has always avoided opening the same year as a Star Wars movie.
     
  16. Therin of Andor

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    Huh? I'm fairly sure Orci & Kurtzman deliberately planted lots of seeds in STiD to ensure they have lots of potential good stories to tell. And the 5YM has just begun for the characters.

    Well, there were only five to avoid after TMP's premiere, and a huge gap between the two trilogies.

    BTW, although STiD has now seemingly completed its suburban and IMAX 3D runs in Sydney, Australia, it's still screening twice daily in the city:
    http://www.google.com.au/movies?hl=en&near=Sydney+NSW&dq=%22trek+into+darkness%22+sydney&sort=1&mid=aced744f25582ff3&sa=X&ei=J8DUUcTgDMzPiAfks4DQAQ&ved=0CBoQwAMoAA
     
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  17. Gsam

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    It is my understanding that the movie is just making its debut July 5 in Spain. I am not sure what other locations are left after this. Here in my neck of NY state it still showing in the Regal cinemas and then will be shown in the Cinema Saver for some time after that.

    I am quite confident that this movie has done very well and that the third movie will be out to coincide with the 50th anniversary.
     
  18. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Wars is targeted for 2015, isn't it?
     
  19. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    That's so last Century.
     
  20. Hober Mallow

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    I'm the opposite. I hate seeing a movie when there aren't many people with me in the theater. For me, a big part of actually going to a public place to see a movie on the big screen is to have a shared experience, and without the energy and atmosphere of an excited crowd the experience kind of falls flat; I may as well have been in my room watching a DVD.