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

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

  1. RAMA

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    On the other hand, it's already made $10.5 million more thru thursday compared to ST09.

    Also $60 million way more than the comparable period for the last movie.
     
  2. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Is there a Mustang in FF6? I'll have to see it.
     
  3. Roald

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    I think most people will wait for the weekend to catch STID. Don't worry, the film will be a success..!
     
  4. BillJ

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    I don't know. I just picked a random fast car. :lol:
     
  5. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Some Thursday May openings have delivered very strong numbers. Indy 4 opened on a Thursday in May 2008 and did $25 million for the day. The Matrix Reloaded did $37 million on its Thursday opening in May 2003 and Star Wars, Episode III did $50 million on its opening Thursday in May 2005.
     
  6. Xaios

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    That's hardly a fair comparison though. Indiana Jones, The Matrix and Star Wars are JUGGERNAUTS of the box office. Of course Star Trek isn't going to pull in those kinds of numbers, especially when it was a last-minute change.
     
  7. BillJ

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    All we can do is wait and see what the numbers for today are...
     
  8. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    The last-minute change is a fair enough factor to mention, but Indy 4 did $317 million domestic and The Matrix Reloaded did $281 million domestic. They're much bigger juggernauts worldwide than Trek, but their domestic numbers are in the range that STiD is aiming for.
     
  9. Flake

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    Variety Article:

    Key thing for me is that it points out the A cinemascore. I will find out which movies have got that in the last few years in a bit but it could be critical to long term $$$

    http://variety.com/2013/film/news/star-trek-into-darkness-lights-up-with-13-5-mil-1200483045/
     
  10. DaveyNY

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    The 10am (EDT) 3-D show I went to this morning (Fri), had Four people in the theater...,

    ... including me and an usher...

    I simply love Private Showings of major motion pictures.

    :eek:

    (I think it's the first time I've been to a movie and didn't get the back of my seat kicked)

    :rolleyes:
     
  11. thumbtack

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    Well, it was fun while it lasted. Let's all pack up and go home. :rommie:
     
  12. BillJ

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    Though I think Into Darkness will be fine, if it's the last one... it's been a good run and they went out on top.
     
  13. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Even it underperforms they'll probably still do another one, just with a lower budget.
     
  14. Admiral Buzzkill

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    And without Abrams.
     
  15. MickJo1701

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    Bloody Star Wars!
     
  16. Phily B

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    I think it's more likely they'd just not increase the budget, if it does well overseas and gets 200m+ along with 200m+ domestic it should be okay. I don't think Abrams is vital, I think Brad Bird would be a good choice as he did well with MI.
     
  17. sttngfan1701d

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    That's usually what happens. :lol:

    Ever since Shatner made that joke about the acronym I haven't been able to look at it the same way...
     
  18. Admiral Buzzkill

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    :lol:
     
  19. LOKAI of CHERON

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    I imagine Paramount would be extremely disappointed with a figure hovering around $400m. I hate to say it, but I'm predicting the movie will "underperform" - probably come in around $450m.
     
  20. Admiral Buzzkill

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    I'll always buy whatever Deadline.com is selling:

    ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ On Track For $27M Friday And $88M Weekend; International Cume Already $47M


    Maybe McCoy gave the box office a shot of Khan's blood...