Sunshine, Light, and Joy

 

This is a post that I've been thinking about for awhile. Recently, I opened up the discussion to other members of the staff to get their feelings on the matter, and their opinions generally matched mine, which is this:

Within the last year or so, there's been a steady increase of negative posts in movie threads. We've always had some heated discussions for some movies, but recently things have not only gotten more histrionic in those threads (generally speaking, the CBM ones), but they've started to spread to other franchises and other movies as well. I'm not talking about out-and-out trolling, I'm talking about members feeling they have to consistently shit on a movie (or studio, or star) simply because they aren't interested in the current project or projects. With every piece of news about a movie, it's now a virtual guarantee that there's a flood of people rushing to say they think it sucks, they don't like the current trailer/tv spot/actor/actress/director/concept. And I get it -- we all have movies we don't like, movies which we think are bad ideas, industry people that just don't appeal to us. But there's a fine line between expressing your opinion about this and doing it so often, with such consistency, that the collective emphasis of all of it basically brings down the entire thread and thus the entire forum.

There's no easy answer to this. We don't want to crush freedom of expression here. But at the same time, the spirit of this forum is for people to have fun talking about the movies they love and the box-office runs they love.

To have fun.

And while it may be fun -- in a sense -- to personally vent about a movie, or to vent at people who dare to enjoy something you don't, it doesn't bring fun to our community. In fact, it generally drags down the overall fun for everyone else. We've had people repeatedly mention to us over the last several months or so that in some cases they don't even bother going into some threads -- even for movies they're curious about! -- because they just don't want to deal with the overall mess those threads contain. And frankly, that matches the personal opinion of most of the staff as well.

So this post is both a request and a warning. 

The request: Next time you feel like taking a dump on a movie (or a topic) for the dozenth time, take a moment to consider whether it's really worth it. People probably already have a good idea of what your attitude about the project is. Maybe just put your posting energy into a movie that you enjoy and love or are excited about.

The warning: The staff is going to be taking a closer look at some of these threads and we'll be more active with temp thread-bans if we think it'll help the overall vibe of the forum. I'd rather we don't have to, but it's not going to constrain any of you too much if you aren't allowed to post about a movie you supposedly don't care about anyway.

Remember the words of Bill and Ted: "Be Excellent to Each Other".

They're just movies, guys. It's about having fun.

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  1. Presales BvS(Wednesday 00:00) VS TFA(Thursday 00:50) Midnights: 2.23M 3M OD: 18.2M 16.96M Second day: 7.97M 4.38M
  2. 240M will definitely much higher
  3. I think similardrop like F7 to F8
  4. OK, since France is one of the biggest OS markets of HLW films.Why the hell there is no a France box office thread?MY dear French friends, maybe I need your help. weekend admissions, updated every Monday. France Box Office Index on BOM weekly admissions(Wed - Tues) 2013 top 20 Box office France and Paris http://www.boxofficestory.com/paris-france-hebdo-2015-c25938746/20
  5. Transformers in HK HK$ OW - HK$Total TF1 - $14,157,162 - $39,715,730 TF2 - $21,933,028 - $48,115,274 TF3 - $39,672,804 - $84,703,797 TF4 - $37,274,585 - $98,196,851
  6. HK Monday HK$ Mummy - 0.72m/30.64m WW - 0.52m/40.75m POTC - 0.16m/32.44m Baywatch - 0.08m/7.9m Taipei Tuesday box office/NT$ Mummy - 1.45m/78.64m WW 1.29m/103.4m POTC 0.3m/69.9m Baywatch 0.1m/24.47m Dangal 66.82m
  7. Transformers: Age of Extinction, the last movie, started previews on Thursday night three years ago minting $8.75M from late-night showings starting at 9 PM on 2,990 screens.
  8. On thursday night we'll have Friday predictions.
  9. Its OD presales are only 38% better than RE6 and they're getting closer by time.
  10. It is more and more likely to open under 1B yuan
  11. Weekend Actuals (06/17-18) 01 (01) ¥262,276,500 ($2.3 million), -19%, ¥926,493,700 ($8.3 million), Confessions of a Murderer (Warner Bros.) WK2 02 (03) ¥220,337,700 ($2.0 million), -23%, ¥11,415,011,600 ($101.1 million), Beauty and the Beast (Disney) WK9 03 (02) ¥193,879,900 ($1.7 million), -35%, ¥986,029,000 ($8.7 million), Hirugao: Love Affairs in the Afternoon (Toho) WK2 04 (---) ¥162,979,360 ($1.4 million), 0, ¥162,979,360 ($1.4 million), The Irregular at Magic High School: The Girl Who Summons Stars(Aniplex) NEW 05 (---) ¥149,550,000 ($1.3 million), 0, ¥149,550,000 ($1.3 million), Innocent Curse (Shochiku) NEW 06 (---) ¥84,693,800 ($758,000), 0, ¥84,693,800 ($758,000), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Warner Bros.) NEW 07 (08) ¥48,214,700 ($432,000), -38%, ¥520,693,100 ($4.7 million), Flower and Sword (Toei) WK3 08 (06) ¥45,814,100 ($410,000), -39%, ¥749,569,500 ($6.8 million), To Each His Own (Toho) WK4 09 (04) ¥43,169,000 ($386,000), -52%, ¥623,425,200 ($5.7 million), Logan (Fox) WK3 10 (05) ¥40,265,200 ($361,000), -50%, ¥172,490,900 ($1.5 million), King of Prism: Pride the Hero (Avex Pictures) WK2 >Confessions of a Murderer delivered an excellent second weekend hold and achieved a second-consecutive week atop the box office, selling a further 180,154 admissions. The film is on track for a total around ¥2 billion ($20 million), which will be enough to surpass Kong: Skull Island to become Warner Bros.' biggest film of 2017 so far. >Beauty and the Beast held very well in its ninth weekend, but was unable to reclaim the #1 position. Its ninth weekend, however, is only the 15th time (since at least 2000) that a film has earned over ¥200 million; also, it's the 12th biggest ninth weekend of all-time. Disney's latest live-action iteration has also overtaken Alice in Wonderland at the same point in their respective releases, and will become Disney's highest-grossing live action film in Japan in two or three weeks. It's aiming for a total between ¥12.0-12.5 billion (~$110 million), which is enough for a spot on the All-Time Top 20 list. >The Irregular at Magic High School: The Girl Who Summons Stars sold over 40% of its available weekend admissions, selling 106,796 tickets over the weekend on just 59 screens. This is certainly one of the more impressive debuts of 2017 so far, given the limited release, and continues Aniplex's streak of successful anime films. >Innocent Curse is the latest film from director Takashi Shimizu, selling a decent 120,436 admissions on 251 screens in its debut. While the opening is the definition of mediocre, it's fairly good for a horror film and I doubt anyone is too disappointing by its performance. >King Arthur: Legend of the Sword bombed with a debut below ¥100 million, selling only 62,304 admissions across 394 screens over the weekend. Nothing too surprising here, though, given the reviews, poor marketing, and general lack of interest.
  12. HK Saturday box office Mummy 2.3M HKD, total is around 27M WW has beaten MOS, total is 38M as of Sat POTC - close to 32M after the weekend Taipei Saturday box office/NT$ Mummy 6.4M/69.9m WW 4.76m/96.6m #2 of 2017 POTC 0.64m/68.7m
  13. Take.