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AssassinsMace

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The way they estimate final box office totals early on is to take the first weekend receipts (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) then times them by three. The total usually ends up around that ballpark. The only movie that really screwed up that formula was Titanic where box office actually grew more week after week for something like at least four weeks in a row. Star Trek made close to $80 million opening weekend. So it's going to make around $240 million domestic. Transformers is probably going to make more.
 
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Bltizo

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transformers wooooooo!!!

Seriously, Transformers2 is just looking to be bigger and bigger everytime a new trailer comes out.
A shame Terminator Salvation isn't doing that well (from critics at least), but I have yet to see it and I'm not willing to pirate it because it's too sacred a franchise to pirate >.< (jj).

(PS: Has anyone heard the theme song for Transformers 2? It's called "New Divide" by Linkin Park. I think it suits the movie, but a shame that bands have to sing about emo-ish things to get it be in such a serious/big movie like Transformers)
 

bladerunner

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Went and saw 'Angels and Demons', Found it rather disappointing, as it didnt quite develop the suspense.
 

bd popeye

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Well I finally saw Star Trek. As a Treekie from back in the 60s.. I enjoyed the film. The characters were spot on..in particular the young men that played Kirk, Spock & McCoy. It appears the actors and writers really did their homework. I'm looking foward to the sequeals.:D

There was a lot of little suttlities in the film that us old Treekies recognized right off.....In particular was the body language of the three main characters.

Two things I did not like was the darkness of the Romulans. But that was some what explained away in the film. And that little critter that hung around Scotty.
 

panzerkom

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Well I finally saw Star Trek. As a Treekie from back in the 60s.. I enjoyed the film. The characters were spot on..in particular the young men that played Kirk, Spock & McCoy. It appears the actors and writers really did their homework. I'm looking foward to the sequeals.:D

There was a lot of little suttlities in the film that us old Treekies recognized right off.....In particular was the body language of the three main characters.

Two things I did not like was the darkness of the Romulans. But that was some what explained away in the film. And that little critter that hung around Scotty.
yah, that little troll thing was too ewoky. I hope they get rid of him in the sequels / new tv series.
 

bd popeye

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yah, that little troll thing was too ewoky. I hope they get rid of him in the sequels / new tv series.
I agree..and those two monsters that were chasing Kirk in the snow
.. a direct rip-off from Star Wars..in my opinion.

One last minor complaint.. The woman that played Uhura was to skinny..way to skinny..
 

panzerkom

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I agree..and those two monsters that were chasing Kirk in the snow[qimg]http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/images/smilies/icon_rolleyes.gif[/qimg].. a direct rip-off from Star Wars..in my opinion.

One last minor complaint.. The woman that played Uhura was to skinny..way to skinny..
couldn't agree with you more on the star wars rip-off observations.

on the uhura point, she wasn't exactly a big girl in the original series, was she? :D

to be quite honest, i watched the next generation first when they were still making new episodes. and i only watched some episodes of the original series on sci-fi channel when i was bored. the original series seemed a bit out-dated to me, both in turns of content and the style of acting. their style seemed to be more of a stage-acting kind of style to me.

anyway, i saw "Up" this past weekend -- good movie with heart. i shall go see terminator salvation and report back.
 

bd popeye

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and i only watched some episodes of the original series on sci-fi channel when i was bored. the original series seemed a bit out-dated to me
Most of the old original Star Trek series was shot on studio sound stages. And they had a very low budget. I assure you most everything was quite different when I was growing up in the 60s when the Original series was filmed.

In my opinion the old series had real stories and character development and above all script continuity. This theme has live throughout the Star Trek series.

I did no care for Next Generation or Voyager..:( but I do like Deep Space Nine and Enterprise. :D
 

crobato

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I agree..and those two monsters that were chasing Kirk in the snow[qimg]http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/images/smilies/icon_rolleyes.gif[/qimg].. a direct rip-off from Star Wars..in my opinion.

One last minor complaint.. The woman that played Uhura was to skinny..way to skinny..
The first monster is Star Wars. The bigger monster is actually from Cloverfield, which was also another Bad Robot production.
 

bd popeye

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The first monster is Star Wars. The bigger monster is actually from Cloverfield, which was also another Bad Robot production.
Never seen Cloverfield.:confused: But I was referring to the "idea" of monsters chasing the good guy/hero is a rip-off. All in all I enjoyed the film.
 

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