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. throwback

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    Many blockbuster films that are successful today derive their success from the international market. Of the box office profits, nearly or about or more than 2/3rds came from that market. For instance, Iron Man 3 has 32.8% (domestic) and 67.2% (foreign). Another example is Fast and Furious 6, which has 36.1% (domestic) and 63.9% (foreign).

    In 2009, the percentage for Star Trek was 66.8% (domestic) and 33.2% (foreign). Paramount wanted percentages like IM3 and F6, so they conducted focus groups overseas to see what international audiences wanted. The result?

    62.4% (domestic) and 37.6% (foreign). There was some progress on the foreign front, but not enough to propel ST: ID into the club of successful films. (As of yet.)
     
  2. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Those percentages will shift significantly by the end of its run. There's a lot more money still to come from foreign markets than there is from domestic box office.
     
  3. throwback

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    That is why I said as of yet. I am looking at the release schedule for this movie. According to that schedule, the film will continued to be released into August 23. So, there are several months to go.
     
  4. Keeper

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    A little WOM story to share with you... While checking out, (STID novelization) at the bookstore today, the cashier got very excited when she saw what I was purchasing; "That's supposed to be a really good movie!" she exclaimed in a volume which made everybody in line, including the other cashier look our way.

    Not missing a beat I loudly agreed, "It is a good movie!" Then my cashier started swooning about Pine while the other cashier simultaneously bubbled about Cumberbatch! I was left trying to pay attention to both them at the same time. :lol:

    A noise to my left, I turned in that direction to spot other ladies in line nodding and/or murmuring their agreement with the cashiers. STID fever had caught fire all around me.

    STID is a hit with a long theatrical walk ahead.
     
  5. LOKAI of CHERON

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    I really want this to be true. :techman:
     
  6. boobatuba

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    Saw it again today in a 2/3 full theatre at a 1:00 Saturday matinee in non-traditionally-fan-location Oklahoma. Good sign, there.
     
  7. RevDMV

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    I get my nerd card back, about a half full IMAX theater in Dublin CA for the 12:30 showing.

    Fun movie, both me and my son had good time.
     
  8. RAMA

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    you guys are worried about nothing, the movie is doing ok relative to st09,but very well internationally. ST09 made $101 million from dvd, and maybe $30 or 40 million from blurry. Add $30 million from FX. Stid will make more overall BO than st09 and will make $550-600 million from all sources.
     
  9. RAMA

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    BTW I'm seeing it for the last time tomo. 2 other people. $51 more. lol
     
  10. Galekarens

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    I "contributed" my $11 (yikes, that's why I don't go to the movies much anymore) today, and really liked the movie. Quite intense and exciting, despite knowing spoilers. And I "merely" liked the 2009 one so wasn't expecting to enjoy ID as much as I did (give it 9.5/10 for a few personal nitpicks, lol). Am sort of intrigued by the notion of seeing it in 3-D, but since that version is probably more expensive (?), will probably wait for the DVD, lol. Anyway, Leonard N.'s Spock is still my #1, but now am more "converted" to nuTrek, so well done all involved! (PS for a 4PM Sat. show theater was about 60 % filled, which I thought was pretty good for 3rd weekend.)
     
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  11. Therin of Andor

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    Movies have pretty much kept pace with paperback books and takeaway meals over the decades, haven't they?

    In Australia, I buy booklets of ten tickets at a time, which saves several dollars per movie - and I pay a few extra dollars if it's a 3D movie (and I keep a spare pair of 3D specs in my satchel). I would rarely buy a one-off ticket.
     
  12. KittyDuran

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    Another viewing - probably the last one in 3D until the DVD comes out for me. About 3/4 full for the 3:30 start time.
     
  13. I am not Spock

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    I'm probably going to go a fourth time.

    What about merchandising? Does that play into it at all? I've seen the movie three times, but I also bought the Into Darkness soundtrack album, and the novelisation
     
  14. Therin of Andor

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    Merchandising is reported separately. I understand that pre-sales of expensive merchandising licenses for tie-ins to "Batman Returns", caused by Warners and retailers almost being caught unaware by the size of the 1989 hit, "Batman", meant that its sequel was already a financial success without even being released! But the $$$ are not reported that way.

    Tie-ins to STiD are relatively soft compared to other movies. So was ST II, actually, after ST:TMP toys, mugs and clothing had only limped out of the stores.
     
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  16. KittyDuran

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    Wish there were more... National Amusements had a special cup you could purchase but that was about it... Haven't been to the Regal cinemas yet to see what they have to offer. Nothing from AMC...I still had the special gift card (Spock) from ST09 that I used this past week. The ticket taker and concessions employees thought it was a great idea.
     
  17. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    From ERC on Twitter:

    That's $20 million more than the total foreign gross of Star Trek.
     
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    :techman:
     
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  20. billcosby

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    I got some Star Trek Kre-O and it's awesome... can't find any more though! Terrible distributing where I live, apparently.
    In other words, I can't see how merchandising will help if consumers can't find it/there isn't any available. I remember after The Phantom Menace, Star Wars scaled back the sheer volume of its toys considerably... there are probably still places tucked away somewhere with heaps of Jar Jar Binks frisbees and Jake Llyod action figures.