Thursday brings more data on how JJ Abrams’ Star Trek movie is playing with both the industry community and the public at large. Star Trek has been nominated for one SAG award, and the Las Vegas Film Critics have handed Star Trek two awards. And in the mainstream we have the latest sales info on how well Star Trek is doing in home video.
SAG Honors Star Trek stunts + Vegas Critics honor Giacchino and ILM
The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced today and although the main cast didn’t get any nods, the ones taking the hits were recognized. Star Trek was nominated for Outstanding Performance for a Stunt Ensemble. It is going up against Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Public Enemies. The full list of nominees is at sagawards.org.
The Las Vegas Film critics have joined critics groups from Washington DC, Boston and Austin in honoring Star Trek. The film picked up two wins for Austin’s Best of 2009. Michael Giacchino won Best Score for his work on Trek. Plus Star Trek was also honored for Best Visual Effects.
Star Trek DVD #4 in 4th week of release + #5 2009 movie at iTunes
Just as it did with the theatrical release, the Star Trek movie is proving to have ‘legs’ in its home video release. Home Media Magazine reports that in its fourth week of release Star Trek has held on to the #4 spot in DVD sales, surpassing the sales of other films released after Trek including Night at the Museum 2, Angels & Demons, Bruno, and Terminator Salvation. The top three spots were all taken up by new releases.
Top 5 DVDs For week ending 12/13
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Public Enemies
- Julie & Julia
- Star Trek
- Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Also last week Apple released its ‘Rewind 2009‘ list of top selling media and with just three weeks of sales Star Trek was still the fifth best selling movie of the year.
Apples Top 2009 Movies on iTunes
- "Pineapple Express"
- "Quantum of Solace"
- "The Proposal"
- "Star Trek"
- "Zack and Miri Make a Porno"
- "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"
- "Paul Blart: Mall Cop"