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. Rarewolf

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    I think being sequels not knowing what happens next instead of prequels knowing where they'd end up helps too.

    Besides Star Wars is a far stonger brand 8 years on from Sith than it was 8 years on from Jedi. What did it have to show for itself in 1991?
     
  2. Franklin

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    I was searching for a theater time to take the family to "Despicable Me 2" last night, so for the fun of it, I also checked to see which theaters were still showing STID. The only places that came up near my zip code were the Udvar Hazy center and a theater in Fairfax. Out of curiosity, I typed in the DC zip code, and only four theaters came up: Alexandria, Bethesda, Clarendon, and Silver Spring.

    I was surprised to see it's still at Udvar Hazy (the air and space museum near Dulles Airport). Tempted to take in a third viewing just because of the location.

    At any rate, showing in as few places as it is, if the movie is going to get any kind of Fourth of July weekend bump in the DC-Northern VA area, people are really going to have to want to drive to see it.
     
  3. CommanderRaytas

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    I agree with this. SW, as much as I love it (and I happen to be one of the people who like the prequels despite the fact that they're kind of crappy), is not science fiction, per se. It's a space opera that has no clue as to how science works.

    Science fiction should be at least somewhat focussed on extrapolating the possible developments of science. As far as that goes, SW fails pretty badly. George Lucas has no clue about science. Like, at all.

    As action flics set in space, following rules of physics particular to their own universe, they are very entertaining, and I love them.

    However, as far as science fiction films go, there are vastly superior ones - like some film adaptations of Philip K. Dick stories.

    Of course, YMMV.
     
  4. I am not Spock

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    Saw it a fifth time yesterday.

    There is only one theatre in Melbourne that's still showing STID (in the centre of the city, fortunately, so I didn't have to go out into the boondocks).
     
  5. mswood

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    It did about 410,000 yesterday roughly 29% off of last week's Friday.

    Might try and dig up the reports for Thursday and Wednesday.

    But the bean counters from Paramount are on Vacation. Not uncommon, especially as they don't have anything major opening.

    And the film is getting closer to the point where the studio wont release daily tracking for it anyway. Probably in the next two weeks we will only get final numbers for the week.
     
  6. Borgminister

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    Actually a great hold... but this is the last hurrah I'm sure.
     
  7. Set Harth

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    This?
     
  8. JamesRye

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    That's kinda the case for most of sci-fi, however.
     
  10. RAMA

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    Why are we talking about ESB?

    Im hoping with international numbers, and the smaller dropoff (1035 theaters but a holiday) STID may get over $450 million by early next week.
     
  11. RAMA

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    Almost forgot, my stepdaughter went to visit her bf and she converted him into a trekkie...she started off with STID then showed him every pilot episode of each show on netflix!
     
  12. Flake

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    STID did 500k on Saturday according to bo.com forums.

    ESB is a great movie I agree but I'd rather watch several Trek movies over it anytime :p because great as it may be it does not feature my favourite characters and it's not even the right galaxy ! :techman:
     
  13. King Daniel Beyond

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    She's doing great, we had a fantastic time together. And she loved the movie!:bolian:
     
  14. LOKAI of CHERON

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    After more than 2600 replies, I think a wee bit of "thread drift" is natural and somewhat inevitable! Things tend to worm their way back on topic though.
     
  15. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    The weekend estimate is $1.31 million for $223.065 million so far. The international gross is now $220.8 million for a worldwide total of $443.8 million so far.
     
  16. Borgminister

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    Funny how it has more staying power than Fast/Furious, but wasn't as front-loaded... Too bad it didn't open with more of a bang and exhibit these legs, but the overseas totals more than make up for that lag.

    With Japan the last semi-major market yet to open... that will add 5 mill or more and get the total up to 450. Compared with 411 adjusted for 2009, not too shabby! :)
     
  17. throwback

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    In my area, there are three cinemas that have showtime listings for Furious 6, and the film is still taking in money.

    For myself, I am happy to see films like The Heat doing so well. This film has made nearly a $100 million on a $43 million budget. Wow. Go Sandra!
     
  18. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    The Fast & Furious sequels have always been frontloaded. The franchise's audience skews young, they rush to see the films early on and a fast drop-off follows, even when word of mouth is good. The really impressive thing about the F&F films is the huge growth in international box office.
     
  19. serenitytrek1

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    guys please read this article from Entertainment Weekly, one of the most trusted entertainment sites ever

    http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/07/07/best-box-office-performances-2013/


    trek did not make the list. which means to an extent it has been a box office disappointment. I think it is time for us to face reality and look to the future. I hope next time the producers of trek 3 would not listen to a loud minority of trek fans who are demanding that Trek goes back to TOS Mode.

    I am not disrespecting TOS. TOS was great of its time. The series is a classic and it even made EW 100 greatest TV shows of all time.

    However TOS is now of the past , what made trek 09 a huge success was because it was bold, fresh , unapologetic and daring. Even with its flaws it is without a doubt an outstanding film.

    STiD was much more of a huge fan service to TOS trek fans thereby alienating new fans...The box office is proof of that.

    STiD is still a huge success but it was not as successful as the studios intended. world wide the film needs to do 500m for it to be a success without question. Sadly it wont get there.

    STiD should have done 270m+ in USA and 500m Worldwide.
     
  20. Jax

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    :lol:

    what not a joke :borg: