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Star Trek Into Darkness World Premiere

Posted by T'Bonz - 24/04/13 at 12:04 pm


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Videos and pictures have begun appearing online for the Sydney Australia Star Trek into Darkness premiere.

The videos and pictures include the red carpet appearance of the stars, and the introduction to the movie by J.J. Abrams.

Abrams introduced Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, and Chris Pine to the audience.

More videos can be seen here, where Quinto, Pine, Urban and Abrams speak about the movie.

A photo gallery can be seen here.

Source: Trek News

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  • worldwideshorts

    What’s the damn logic in having AustrAliens watch this must see first?

  • worldwideshorts

    he worked so damn hard to keep the villian’s identity under wraps but you can expect spoilers to come with these early showings.

  • SJStar

    As I said before;

    The thing is that movies and television is a much more global market than the often held insular views across North America. Negative comments for such early release of this Star Trek movie clearly show the given expectations that Americans must be first in everything, whose needs are perceived as more of a priority than the rest of us.

    Considering that two-thirds of movie profits are made beyond the US is understandable. For example, box office sales were $22.6 billion in 2011 versus only $10.2 billion in the US/Canada, whose overseas profits have increases by 10% to 30% while US profit margins have been slowly reducing in recent years. Films shown overseas appear in over 124,000 digital cinemas, of which 40,000 are in US/Canada. (If you want to read more about this, see the pdf “Theatrical Market Statistics 2011″ of the American Motion Picture Association, Inc. (MPAA) http://www.mpaa.org/resources/5bec4ac9-a95e-443b-987b-bff6fb5455a9.pdf )

    It will be interesting to see in which order the DVD/ Blu-Ray release appears, which on past experience is sometimes weeks or month ahead of the rest of the world. Again these are often business strategies to exhort the maximum profit from all movie consumers.

    Another poignant issue is movie seat costs, which are often more expensive in overseas theatres than in the US, though recently seeing movies in the US is also having larger price rises. This mostly explains drops in movie attendances in the US, especially during times of recessions. I.e. In the US since 2008.

    In the end, there are many factors in film distribution, and although it is disappointing for US moviegoers, there are many other underlying reasons when films are released which are out of my or your control

    It is more about where the money is coming from. Free market, unfortunately.

    (For presumed “aliens”, we obviously have more influence. I tell you It was a great movie in Sydney. Please, let me tell you about it sometimes soon.] >:))

  • lol

    “Negative comments for such early release of this Star Trek movie clearly
    show the given expectations that Americans must be first in everything,
    whose needs are perceived as more of a priority than the rest of us.”

    For American movies, yes, it is a reasonable expectation that American audiences might be given some priority. He didn’t ask about the whole world, which is what your little essay is about; he asked “why Australia?” By the way, films are not a “need.”

  • SJStar

    American movie? Are you sure? Who financed it? Which country is doing the best economically? As the US economy is just paying its profits with just interest, why do so few want to invest there?

    But hey. I already said, “It is more about where the money is coming from. Free market, unfortunately.” and;

    “In the end, there are many factors in film distribution, and although it is disappointing for US moviegoers, there are many other underlying reasons when films are released which are out of my or your control.”

    Yet more the point, America works of free market principles, so the companies who put up the money get the movie first.

    Again too. I don’t make the rules on its release. (I’ll see it again in May, still one week before the US.)