Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by RAMA, Apr 26, 2013.
From BoxOffice.com on Twitter:
No daily breakdown yet.
Neat. 45-48 was the range some claimed a tad too optimistic and others thought reasonable, right? Yay!
Naysayers and pessimists be damned, that's a really decent figure and an extremely strong "hold".
Daily breakdown for the actuals:
Friday - $9,986,397
Saturday - $14,422,066
Sunday - $12,882,553
Monday - $9,896,297
Star Trek's second weekend numbers (on a regular 3-day weekend, rather than Memorial Day weekend):
Friday - $11,760,116
Saturday - $18,284,070
Sunday - $12,990,361
And for the Monday following its second weekend, a regular non-holiday Monday, it made $4,530,194.
Damn, look at that shiny ten million from yesterday. That's a sixth of what Serenity made in its whole run. Lovin' it.
Wow, 09's second Saturday was a whopper, though. Minimal competition, I think?
It was up against FF6 and THO3 which have previously been bigger than Trek, but it nearly managed to beat THO3. It was 2-3m off which is very good, it also beat its estimates which indicates a good WOM.
Angels & Demons, which opened to $46.2 million, was the only major new release.
Yeah, and the only superhero flick out around that time was the terribly received X-Men Origins: Wolverine (God, that movie was terrible), which came out a week before Star Trek. Terminator Salvation gave some competition also, that came out a week after Angels and Demons, though that movie didn't get good reviews either.
Night at the Museum 2 also came out on Memorial Day weekend, Star Trek's third weekend. Museum 2 was #1 that weekend, while Terminator Salvation was #2.
I don't think anyone is really putting a happy face on the numbers so much as Paramount had unrealistic expectations for the films opening.
In all honesty I thought the film would do better than than '09; better than it currently is mind you, but it is doing better and MUCH better overseas.
I am kind of shocked Paramount was as over the moon as they were considering the long break in between films (4 years is too long IMO for a tent pole blockbuster) and sticking it next to Iron Man 3 AND Fast6 while still expecting it to earn 100 million opening was an overreach.
Good point. I forgot about Night at the Museum 2. Of the May movies, Star Trek was by far, the best received critically, with the exception of Up. Only Up did better critically, and that was the end of the month.
I wonder if a Star Wars movie runs during Summer 2016 if they'll push Trek to the holidays?
Actuals for the 4-day:
1. F&F 6 - $117,036,995
2. HIII - $50,262,366
3. STiD - $47,187,313
4. Epic - $42,820,971
STiD was #2 on Sunday and Monday.
Actuals for the 3-day:
1. F&F 6 - $97,375,245 (Universal's biggest opening ever, but just missed scoring its first $100 million 3-day opening weekend)
2. HIII - $41,671,198
3. STiD - $37,291,016
4. Epic - $33,531068
For comparison, Iron Man 3's second week drop was 58.4%
STID is enjoying a modest comeback, which Wall Street Journal attributes entirely to word of mouth.
I have news from China. STID opened there today. It is good news! Celebrate everyone.
EDIT: Mount Everest sized pinch of salt required.
Tubular. Mayhap we'll see somewhere in the neighborhood of $35-40 million from China, all told.
Well it is early days yet and we have to rely on the postings of boxoffice.com forum users but they appear to be legit for the most part and our only insight into the China box office, which is now exploding and will eventually be higher than the US box office.
If it is true and Trek makes $24m in one week in China then that bodes well for the future.
If the posters there are correct and $24 million is the expected take in a week and $30-35 million, or maybe now $40 million, the expected take overall then China's box office is incredibly frontloaded!
Haha, well I'm just trying to avoid getting too optimistic! I really don't know the first thing about China's box office beyond the simple, obvious fact that it's exploding.
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