Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by MvRojo, Jul 6, 2009.
THURSDAY BOX OFFICE:
1. ICE AGE 3 - 5,506,751 - 92,072,696
2. TRANSFORMERS 2 - 4,581,352 - 315,007,925
3. PUBLIC ENEMIES - 2,517,170 - 52,426,870
4. PROPOSAL - 2,123,397 - 103,257,192
5. HANGOVER - 1,720,356 - 212,511,668
6. MY SISTER'S KEEPER - 1,148,378 - 31,621,400
7. UP - 1,001,631 - 269,119,015
8. YEAR ONE - 417,185 - 40,191,900
9. NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM II - 331,969 - 169,032,522
10. TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3 - 319,747 - 59,894,439
11. STAR TREK - 236,235 - 250,806,379
12. AWAY WE GO - 141,329 - 6,691,802
45% drop from last Thursday and a fraction higher than yesterday.
Global: $376.2 million
Yes, Star Trek is losing more theatres this weekend than I expected. However, if we compare Star Trek to Iron Man at this point in the calendar year (which is one week later in release for Iron Man) they're pretty comparable in terms of both theaters and daily takes. Entering the weekend of July 11-13 2008, Iron Man had 710 theaters, had grossed $197,477 the Thursday before (less than yesterday's estimated take for Trek) and still pulled in another $6M before it closed. Despite the drop in theaters, I think I can stick with my $255-$256M estimate.
Why don't you just compare Trek's daily to IM's comparable day?
Screw the minutae and numbers at this point. TREK has made more than RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and is well inside the Top 50. That alone is reason to cheer until the cows come home, even if it would be yanked from every remaining theater in the U.S. and Canada in the next month or sooner.
I have been comparing day-to-day up to this point, but this week the theater counts are significantly different for Iron Man's comparable day. They are pretty close for the calendar day though, which is why I looked at it that way as well.
$236,235 ... only movie in the Top 12 that increased from Wednesday.
Still hanging in there by the skin of its teeth. Given the drop in theater count, I doubt I'll see the early figures at ShowBizData any longer, since it stops at 12.
Oh well, BOM and BO it is, and I don't mean body odor!
Glad to hear it, but then what does BO stand for? I'm a bit of a novice box office enthusiast, so I always enjoy finding new sites to follow the latest totals.
Oh, and the Top 10 Worldwide of 2009 --updated-- is ready. Some foreign figures are still a little behind, but even so, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian has officially passed Trek at this point. How long will we be able to hold on to position #4? With Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opening next week, my guess is not very long. Here's the list:
1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Domestic: $315,007,925 / 48.6%
+ Foreign: $333,094,317 / 51.4%
= Worldwide: $648,102,242
2. Angels & Demons
Domestic: $131,324,373 / 27.6%
+ Foreign: $344,000,000 / 72.4%
= Worldwide: $475,324,373
3. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Domestic: $169,032,522 / 44.9%
+ Foreign: $207,200,000 / 55.1%
= Worldwide: $376,232,522
4. Star Trek
Domestic: $250,806,379 / 66.7%
+ Foreign: $125,391,748 / 33.3%
= Worldwide: $376,198,127
5. Monsters vs. Aliens
Domestic: $196,866,513 / 53.1%
+ Foreign: $173,875,847 / 46.9%
= Worldwide: $370,742,360
6. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Domestic: $178,545,522 / 49.2%
+ Foreign: $184,700,000 / 50.8%
= Worldwide: $363,245,522
7. Terminator Salvation
Domestic: $122,866,673 / 35.0%
+ Foreign: $227,793,045 / 65.0%
= Worldwide: $350,659,718
8. Fast and Furious
Domestic: $155,064,265 / 44.4%
+ Foreign: $194,250,339 / 55.6%
= Worldwide: $349,314,604
Domestic: $269,119,015 / 84.1%
+ Foreign: $50,800,000 / 15.9%
= Worldwide: $319,919,015
10. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Domestic: $92,072,696 / 32.6%
+ Foreign: $190,000,000 / 67.4%
= Worldwide: $282,072,696
Good lord! Transformers has made ludicrious amounts of money!
Yes it has. Should end up with $800+ million when all is said and done, and will crack the Top 10 All-Time Domestic.
Wonder if Star Trek will be able to pull off a giant leap like Batman and now Transformers?
Although I can't see it doing half its business or more overseas, sadly.
I can see Trek XII doing at least $300 million domestically, but I agree that the overseas market will still be a problem and I have a feeling the highest it could make is $200 million.
It's not a problem when it's predictable, and Paramount's projections for the overseas contribution on the last movie seemed just about right.
Well, "problem" in trying to figure out how to have it make up a bigger percentage of overall box office. I'm sure Paramount would love to take in half of the proceeds from overseas if it meant 700 million total...
It is a problem if they can't expand the audience base beyond North America and English-speaking nations because then there will always be a limitation to its potential, which will eventually lead to a limitation in what Paramount is willing to invest in it. For example, they can invest the same amount in a Transformers movie or Iron Man movie and earn 50-100% more money.
Yes, but it's not like Paramount has many Iron Man's and Transformer franchises laying around. I'd say even if Star Trek remains at this particular domestic/international earnings ratio it will still garner a great deal of Paramount's attention, investment, and support.
To be fair, they have the full stable of upcoming Marvel-produced films (Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Avengers, etc.). But I understand what you're saying. I'm just saying that being a weak international earner is still a negative.
They also don't own either of those properties. While they'd doubtless love Star Trek more if they could get its performance up to the level of those two franchises, as long as it's profitable they'll probably always consider it worthwhile to nurture it because it's theirs.
I don't believe anyone involved in Trek or at Paramount would ever expect a 700 Million dollar gross.
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