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. You missed the fact that he was not in Django. His biggest hit is American Gangster (130 m)
  2. http://deadline.com/2017/05/alien-covenant-diary-of-a-wimpy-kid-everything-everything-box-office-previews-1202097673/ 1.). Alien: Covenant (FOX), 3,761 theaters / $15.2M Fri. (includes $4.2M previews)/ 3-day cume: $39M–$40M/ Wk 1 2.). The Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (DIS), 4,347 theaters (0)/ $8.7M Fri. (-47%)/ 3-day cume: $33.6M (-48%)/Total: $300.3M/ Wk 3 3.). Everything, Everything (WB/MGM), 2,801 theaters / $4.6M Fri. (includes $525K previews)/ 3-day cume: $11.7M/ Wk 1 4.). Snatched (FOX), 3,511 theaters (+10) / $2.25M Fri. (-55%)/ 3-day cume: $7.5M (-62%)/ Total:$32.6M/ Wk 2 5.). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (FOX), 3,157 theaters / $2M Fri. (includes $150K previews)/ 3-day cume: $7.1M/ Wk 1 6.). King Arthur (WB/VR), 3,702 theaters / $1.9M Fri. (-63%)/ 3-day cume: $6.35M (-58%)/Total:$26.7M/ Wk 2 7/8) Beauty And The Beast (DIS) 1,792 (-380), $750K (-28%)/3-day: $3.1M (-34%)/Total: $498.5M/Wk 10 The Fate Of The Furious (UNI), 2,287 theaters (-780) / $807K Fri. (-41%) / 3-day cume: $3.1M (-42%) / Total cume: $219.9m / Wk 6 9.) The Boss Baby (Fox) 2,071 (-840), $592K (-39%)/3-day: $2.7M (-39%)/Total: $166M/Wk 8 10). How To Be A Latin Lover (PANT/LG), 948 theaters (-175) / $435K Fri. (-47%)/ 3-day cume: $1.8M (-53%)/ Total: $29M/Wk 4 11.). Lowriders (OTL), 365 theaters (+70) / $279K Fri. (-69%) / 3-day cume: $954K (-60%)/Total: $4M/Wk 2
  3. This club is dead
  4. 17 M MS. Cap 3 and AoU had 7,16 and 6,92 ratio OW/MS. That would mean 117-121 M OW. Ok, for sure it will make more but how much? 135-140 M? And, people forget GoGT came at the end of a non-event Summer and could keep screen till the end of September. And it had August Weekdays for a month. This has a lot more competition. May Weekdays. This club has its chance of succeeding
  5. 17 M MS. Cap 3 and AoU had 7,16 and 6,92 ratio OW/MS. That would mean 117-121 M OW. Ok, for sure it will make more but how much? 135-140 M? Yeah good but will it outgross its predecessor? People forget GoGT came at the end of a non-event Summer and could keep screen till the end of September. And it had August Weekdays for a month. This has a lot more competition. May Weekdays. My club has its chance of succeeding http://forums.boxofficetheory.com/topic/21931-gotg-2-under-gotg-dom-closing-on-3rd-may/
  6. Estimated Top Midnight Grosses of All-Time Rank / Title / Gross / Share of Opening Day Star Wars: The Force Awakens 57,0 Million Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: $43.5 million (47.7 percent) The Dark Knight Rises: $30.6 million (40.4 percent) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 30.4 mln The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1: $30.25 million (42.2 percent) The Twiilght Saga: Eclipse: $30.1 million (43.9 percent) Rogue One: A star wars story 29 M Batman v Superman 27,7 Million Avengers Age of Ultron 27,6 million The Twilight Saga: New Moon: $26.27 million (36.1 percent) The Hunger Games – Catching Fire $25.26 million Captain America: Ciwil War 25 Million Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: $24 million (38.9 percent) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: $22.8 million (39.2 percent) Suicide Squad 20,5 M The Hunger Games: $19.735 million (29.3 percent) Marvel's The Avengers: $18.7 million (23.1 percent) The Dark Knight: $18.5 million (27.5 percent) Jurassic World 18,5 million The Hunger Games – Mockingjay part 1 17 million Guardians of the Galaxy 2 17 M Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith: $16.9 million (33.8 percent) Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen: $16.8 million (27.1 percent) The Beauty and the Beast 16,3 M The Hunger Games – Mockingjay part 2 16 million Furious 7 15,8 mln Iron Man 3 15.6 mln Transformers : Dark of the Moon: $13,5 million The Hobbit – Un unexpected journey 13 mln Deadpool $12.7 million Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: $12 million (27.1 percent) Guardians of The Galaxy 11.2 mln The Hobbit – Battle of the 5 armies 11.2 mln The Hangover Part II: $10.4 million (32.9 percent) The Fate of the Furious 10.4 M Captain America 2 10.2 mln Spider-Man 3: $10 million (16.7 percent) Logan 9,5 M Doctor Strange 9,4 M Godzilla 9.3 mln Finding Dory 9,2 M Man of Steel 9 mln Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest: $9 million (16.1 percent) The Hobbit – The desolation of Smaug 8.8 mln Transformers 8.8 mln Transformers: Age of Extinction 8,75 mln Fantastic Beasts 8,75 M The Amazing Spider-Man 2 8.7 mln Fifty Shades of Grey 8,6 mln The Fault in Our Stars 8.2 mln X-Men Apocalypse 8,1 M X-Men Days of Future Past 8.1 mln Paranormal Activity 3: $8 million (30.4 percent) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: $8 million (23.2 percent) Iron Man 2: $7.5 million (14.6 percent) The Amazing Spider-Man 7.5 mln Thor 2 7,1 mln
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  11. Estimated Top Midnight Grosses of All-Time Rank / Title / Gross / Share of Opening Day Star Wars: The Force Awakens 57,0 Million Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: $43.5 million (47.7 percent) The Dark Knight Rises: $30.6 million (40.4 percent) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 30.4 mln The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1: $30.25 million (42.2 percent) The Twiilght Saga: Eclipse: $30.1 million (43.9 percent) Rogue One: A star wars story 29 M Batman v Superman 27,7 Million Avengers Age of Ultron 27,6 million The Twilight Saga: New Moon: $26.27 million (36.1 percent) The Hunger Games – Catching Fire $25.26 million Captain America: Ciwil War 25 Million Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: $24 million (38.9 percent) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: $22.8 million (39.2 percent) Suicide Squad 20,5 M The Hunger Games: $19.735 million (29.3 percent) Marvel's The Avengers: $18.7 million (23.1 percent) The Dark Knight: $18.5 million (27.5 percent) Jurassic World 18,5 million The Hunger Games – Mockingjay part 1 17 million Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith: $16.9 million (33.8 percent) Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen: $16.8 million (27.1 percent) The Beauty and the Beast 16,3 M The Hunger Games – Mockingjay part 2 16 million Furious 7 15,8 mln Iron Man 3 15.6 mln Transformers : Dark of the Moon: $13,5 million The Hobbit – Un unexpected journey 13 mln Deadpool $12.7 million Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: $12 million (27.1 percent) Guardians of The Galaxy 11.2 mln The Hobbit – Battle of the 5 armies 11.2 mln The Hangover Part II: $10.4 million (32.9 percent) The Fate of the Furious 10.4 M Captain America 2 10.2 mln Spider-Man 3: $10 million (16.7 percent) Logan 9,5 M Doctor Strange 9,4 M Godzilla 9.3 mln Finding Dory 9,2 M Man of Steel 9 mln Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest: $9 million (16.1 percent) The Hobbit – The desolation of Smaug 8.8 mln Transformers 8.8 mln Transformers: Age of Extinction 8,75 mln Fantastic Beasts 8,75 M The Amazing Spider-Man 2 8.7 mln Fifty Shades of Grey 8,6 mln The Fault in Our Stars 8.2 mln X-Men Apocalypse 8,1 M X-Men Days of Future Past 8.1 mln Paranormal Activity 3: $8 million (30.4 percent) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: $8 million (23.2 percent) Iron Man 2: $7.5 million (14.6 percent) The Amazing Spider-Man 7.5 mln Thor 2 7,1 mln 100 M aren't locked
  12. 64,2 M official. http://variety.com/2017/film/news/box-office-beauty-and-the-beast-2-1202011524/