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. Weekend estimates and some actuals. 1047 mln RUB weekend and 1072 mln RUB or $18.97 mln with previews
  2. I think 2.2 mupltiplyer tops. That would be around 2.3 bln RUB or $41 mln. Will be fighting with Zootopia for №2 all-time (2.28 bln RUB).
  3. Saturday estimates. 309 mln RUB or $5.51 mln. Weekend estimates: 1044 mln RUB or $18.6 mln. 1070 mln RUB or $19.1 mln including IMAX previews.
  4. Friday estimates. Only 9% drop and 216.2 mln RUB or $3.85 mln. The best Friday ever. 479 mln RUB or $8.54 mln total.
  5. 237 mln RUB or $4.21 mln Thursday 262 mln RUB or $4.66 mln with previews Complete Thursday numbers
  6. Ticket prices increased only by 10-15% since 2011. It should beat PoTC4 in admissions too. At least on opening weekend.
  7. 1. Suicide Squad 263.1 mln RUB 2. Iron Man 3 256.4 mln RUB (holiday) 3. Assassin's Creed 246.9 mln RUB (holiday) 5. Minions 215.7 mln RUB
  8. Early estimates 234-238 mln RUB or $4.18-4.24 mln. 82% increase from PotC4. 87% market share. Should gross at least 950-1000 mln RUB this weekend. Most likely will beat Deadpool (964.4 mln RUB).
  9. 4th or 5th best OD all-time. The Best non-summer, non-holiday OD.
  10. Definitely 200 mln RUB + or $3.6 mln OD.
  11. Funny that in gross 5th movie is 6% below 4th. In 2011 3D was popular in South Korea. Now 3D simply died there. PoTC4 182,947 admissions, 1,711,807,000 gross PoTC5 205,089 admissions 1,603,298,300 or $1.43 mln
  12. South Korea 1st n/a 2nd 204,920 OD, 4,628,903 total 3rd 289,658 4,966,571 total 4th 182,947 OD, 3,130,046 total 5th 204,688 OD
  13. Even without previews that would be very hard. Pirates of The Caribbean 4 held opening weekend record for four years but opening day wasn't particularly strong. Also tomorrow is the last day of school in Russia.
  14. Our rivals from kinometro predicted 900 mln RUB for Russia only. That would be the biggest OW all-time. Around $16 mln. I'm not sure entirely. Those previews are very confusing. Without them i would say 900-1000 million RUB for CIS.