Star Trek Movie Rumors? Tarantino, Smith, Stewart, Rated-R Dec 13, 2017 1:20:49 GMT -5
Post by Gary Cook on Dec 13, 2017 1:20:49 GMT -5
1 Star Trek Par. $257,730,019
2 Star Trek Into Darkness Par. $228,778,661
3 Star Trek Beyond Par. $158,848,340
Just a steady decline after 2009 (big drop off for #3). These are just US numbers and I understand that international plays a big part as well, but the point still shows that interest is waning in the franchise. My concern would be that they make another film like the third one and it kills off the franchise for a fairly long time. I have a great deal of reservation about QT making a Star Trek movie, but my gut tells me he understands the source material enough that he would not make it a gore fest (I may be naive/optimistic with this though). It just that Trek is kind of in a tough spot right now and if a 4th film (Kelvin TL) gets green lit it has to be a success. I am not sure if it would be a success with Q, but it would at least get a buzz. It could also ruin the franchise for a long time, so there is that.
That's a bit USA cinema centric, Beyond cost less to make and did more at the international box office at $178M than it did in the USA. Even more on Broadcast TV. Plus with a 2016 release it's the most recent and it hasn't plateaued in DVD and Blu Ray sales. Star Trek 2009 did the worst of the 3 at the international box office.
I don't see any waning in the total numbers and after all that's what matters, how much it makes versus how much it costs and they all made money.