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

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by RAMA, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    I don't think it was a silly expectation. STiD will likely end up at about $230-240 million domestic, probably making it one of the top five or six films of the summer in the domestic market. Better marketing hooks could boost Trek beyond that into the high 200s or low 300s.
     
  2. Roald

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    I'm totally with The Transformed Man, I love both TOS (and TNG, etc.) and nuTrek so much... And I'm so grateful JJ didn't make those parody reboots you see a lot, but made two beautiful films... Remember the Dukes of Hazard film from 2005..? That could have easily been Star Trek (2009), 'cause let's face it: Star Trek is easy to parody...
    Or a reboot that has hardly anything to do with the orginal, like the Miami Vice film... That film could have easily have gotten a different title... We could have had this cool space adventure called Star Trek, but without any ties to the original...
     
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  3. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    From BoxOffice.com on Twitter:

     
  4. Borgminister

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    Pretty damned decent!
     
  5. Franklin

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    Box Office Mojo just posted its 12-day estimate for STID and for comparison, the 12-day total for ST09 (only domestic):

    ST09 = $155,536,131

    STID = $155,827,000.

    I am in a non-Trek family, but my 10 year-old said she'd actually see it with me, again. As we were going to the theater, my 13 year-old kept grumbling about how she was being dragged, and she wanted to see "Gatsby", instead. She walked out a little down on the movie (even though she seemed to be enjoying it), and to my astonishment, my wife, who only liked TVH and otherwise wants nothing at all to do with Trek, said to her, "Hon, I don't know what you mean, that was actually a very good movie." I couldn't believe my ears.
     
  6. Borgminister

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    Well, if Will Smith's latest son-promoting vehicle is a big turd, STID may have good legs until Supes comes out...
     
  7. LOKAI of CHERON

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    I've seen the After Earth trailer with each of my four STID viewings, and genuinely, I've heard "not interested" or "looks boring" type comments from nearby audience members every time. I have a feeling it's going to have a huge "MEH" factor, and won't be a fly in Trek's ointment.
     
  8. Beyerstein

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    Is there really any advantage in that though?
     
  9. Borgminister

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    I'd like to see a movie in 2015 and then a television series in 2016 to mark the anniversary... at the risk of oversaturating the market again...
     
  10. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    The marketing for Skyfall made very good use of the 50th anniversary of Bond, so, yes, there's a potential advantage in it.
     
  11. Beyerstein

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    so they can sell 50th anniversary issues of Entertainment weekly?

    I don't think its really gonna matter

    last year was the 50th anniversary of Spider-Man too
     
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    OUCH! I just got hit on the head by a piece of sky.
     
  13. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Well, I think 2016 would be the likely target release for the next film anyway. The anniversary is just one factor that could help the marketing. If it doesn't make a difference then c'est la vie.
     
  14. Jax

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    STID 10 day US total is now ahead (just) of ST09 total though of course Memorial weekend waa ST09 3rd weekend but still nice to see that ;)
     
  15. The Old Mixer

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    Trek didn't do much for its 40th...off the air and no movie for another three years....
     
  16. Coloratura

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    A little girl into Iron Man and Star Trek? Sounds like a win to me! :D

    Yeah, I think they'll do some heavy marketing for the 50th.
     
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    So the other long runner Sci-Fi show, DW didn't do much for it's 40th anniversary either off the air, though by that time I think it had been leaked that it was coming back. I think dear old AUntie Beeb planned to make the offical announcment on it's 40th Birthday.
     
  18. Jax

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    What world markets is STID still to open in?

    Korea, China, Japan...Any others?
     
  19. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    IMDB has the release dates here. I can't vouch for if they're all correct or if that's a complete list, though.

    Revised estimates from Box Office Mojo for the 4-day weekend:

    Friday - $10,001,000
    Saturday - $14,420,000
    Sunday - $12,863,000
    Monday - $9,716,000
     
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  20. Neumann

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    Still to open:

    Western Europe (Belgium/Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain)

    Brazil

    Venezuela!!!!!!!!!!

    Argentina

    Japan