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Old 05-08-2009, 10:06 AM
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Paramount's "Star Trek" opened at 7 p.m. Thursday on most of its 3,800 screens, grossing an estimated $7 million as of Friday morning.

J.J. Abrams' reboot of the classic sci-fi franchise currently stands as the best-reviewed movie of the year, earning a 96% ranking on Rotten Tomatoes.
Last weekend, 20th Century Fox's "Wolverine" grossed nearly $5 million in midnight runs, although "Wolverine" didn't start its run until 12:01 a.m. Friday.
As with "Star Trek," Par opened "Iron Man" on a Thursday night in May 2008. "Iron Man" grossed north of $4 million in Thursday evening/midnight runs on its way to grossing $102.1 million for the weekend. Based on tracking, Par, along with some of its rivals, doesn't expect "Star Trek" to come close to "Iron Man's" opening gross, or even the $85 million earned by "Wolverine" last weekend. Nonetheless, a number of films have overperformed in recent months.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...&cs=1&nid=2854
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It might yet come close to Wolverine. The Friday figures will be more telling.
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I am really not sure its going to break alot of money... At 8pm on the 7th of May.. The movie theater that I was in had 30 people Watching Trek.

I hope there is more tonight if I go back and see it.
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It was a Thursday - not perhaps a big night. Fridays are better.
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I can't go by the Imax I go to but it was sold out on all afternoon showings.
87 million is hard to pass up...
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My nearest IMAX is fully sold out for today as well - but mine will be counted in the international gross, not the domestic one.
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That's right, UK. I forget.
I think the movie will do a brisk 67 million for the weekend.
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I am really not sure its going to break alot of money... At 8pm on the 7th of May.. The movie theater that I was in had 30 people Watching Trek.

I hope there is more tonight if I go back and see it.

That's because it was THURSDAY. Who goes to the movies on Thrusday, aside from us?

Also, a lot of people didn't even know the movie was available for viewing on the 7th.

I'm going back for the 7:30 show tonight, so I'll see how the crowds look where I am. I fully expect there to be far more people. Although, I expect the 9:30/10:00 show will be the one with the most people.
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That's right, UK. I forget.
I think the movie will do a brisk 67 million for the weekend.
That would still beat Nemesis' entire run!
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