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. I have been experiencing a lot of way-off and too distant predictions all over superheroes. First of all, the WW predictions are very wide for Deadpool, some saying it flops due to R-rating, some saying it will become a hit due to buzz. Second, some said BvS could flop due to Zack Snyder possibly ruined it, and said the third trailer is terrible. Third, there were complaints about the teaser trailer, which people deemed it terrible, but its views could recover the WW BO. Fourth, there is a lot of talk about X-Men Apocalypse, it will be successful due to the villain itself and the trailer, but some commented it doesn't have Hugh Jackman/Wolverine. Fifth, Suicide Squad is poised to be a surprise hit, but the term "Suicide Squad" is unfamily-friendly to children, there has also been predicts above $1b WW. Sixth, the Gambit has an excellent star, but due to script issues, this seems like in danger. Lastly, Strange is very hard to predict, some says low, but some says it high. How good/accurate are you at predicting WW number tally? There will be 7 super movies to predict WW. Closest predict to actual WW wins. 8 if Sinister Six included, but it will most likely be indefinitely delayed or canceled. CATEGORIES/MOVIES TO PREDICT WW: - Deadpool - Batman v. Superman - Civil War - Apocalypse - Suicide Squad - Gambit - Doctor Strange Entries/WW predicts for all 7 categories must be posted by February 11, 2016 , day before the WW rollout for Deadpool. Beyond that, you can't predict anymore those 7, goodbye. Once you have predicted for first time, you can't change your predict in order to avoid confusion. Changing it will be declined. YOUR WW predicts should only contain one decimal place, two decimal places, then it will be rounded off to tens. No decimal places for WW predicts are okay, but it should not be exactly the same as others predicts. ALSO, use millions (m) only, don't use billions (b) so there will be no confusions. For example, If you predicted $246,586,634, then it will become $246.6m. If you predicted $1.42534b, then it will become $1425.3m. NOTES: 1st place Winner at each of THESE CATEGORIES (Batman v. Superman, Civil War, Apocalypse, Suicide Squad) gets a FREE gold account upgrade. 2nd place Winner at each of THESE CATEGORIES (Batman v. Superman, Civil War, Apocalypse, Suicide Squad) gets a FREE premium account upgrade. 3rd place Winner at each of THESE CATEGORIES (Batman v. Superman, Civil War, Apocalypse, Suicide Squad) gets a FREE silver account upgrade. 4th place Winner at each of THESE CATEGORIES (Batman v. Superman, Civil War, Apocalypse, Suicide Squad) gets a 5 batarangs, batmobile, power of flight and superspeed, Captain America's shield, Apocalypse and Joker cosplay costume. 1st place Winner at each of THESE CATEGORIES (Deadpool, Gambit, Doctor Strange) gets a FREE premium account upgrade. 2nd place Winner at each of THESE CATEGORIES (Deadpool, Gambit, Doctor Strange) gets a FREE silver account upgrade. 3rd place Winner at each of THESE CATEGORIES (Deadpool, Gambit, Doctor Strange) gets a FREE copper account upgrade. 4th place Winner at each of THESE CATEGORIES (Deadpool, Gambit, Doctor Strange) gets a dual UZI, Gambit costume and magic powers. You can only have ONE upgrade. TWO UPGRADES IS NOT ALLOWED. Period. However, if you already have an account upgrade, you can give it to your friends or enemies. IMPORTANT: You can't have a same WW predict as others for each category. For example, Person A predicted $245m WW for Movie A, then Person B predicted $245m WW for Movie A aswell, then, the Person B's predict will strictly increase by $500,000. In an event of after strictly increasing WW predict of Person B's to $245.5m WW, where Person C already predicted $245.5m WW before, then Person B' predict gets increased to $246m WW. And so on. Movie A is an example. AGAIN: Once you have predicted for first time, you can't change your predict in order to avoid confusion. Changing it will be declined. You may choose which ones do you want to predict first, leaving the rest TBP (To Be predicted). Hence, if you haven't predicted that a movie before, you still have chance to predict it, but until Feb 3, 2016. For example, a person is 2nd at both Civil War and Suicide Squad, then he/she only get one premium account upgrade. For example, a person is 1st at both Deadpool and Gambit, then he/she only get one premium account upgrade. For example, a person is 1st at Batman v. Superman, but 2nd at Civil war, then he/she only get one gold account upgrade. Winners will be declared if EACH superhero movie ended its WW run. Numbers of BOM will serve as an OFFICIAL numbers for this contest. I'm going to start this extravaganza (in US dollars): Deadpool : 132m Batman v. Superman : 1316m Civil War : 1335m Apocalypse : 878m Suicide Squad : 952m Gambit : 367m Doctor Strange : 579m
  2. Ok, so this is my 1st club here please correct me if I may have done something wrong. This club may come as a surprise but I believe that Kung Fu Panda 3 has genuine high chances to reach this landmark. The trump card for this is China. The previous part was very, very big in China. KFP1 made 27m there in 2009 and 2 years later KFP2 made 93m there in compliance with the enormous growth in the market. Now the market has been growing at a rate of around 30% for a good number of years and the rate of growth is only increasing (this year, as of now, is currently 60% ahead of last year). As such this is expected to do minimum 400m in China next year and its almost certain that this will break the all time record whatever it is at the time of its release. A big bonus is that this may get released on Chinese New Year in China (the reason they are opening this in January DOM). If it does then only sky is the limit. Here some posts from Johnny Storm/Olive in the Chinese thread - Now then so here is what I think - 450m China (can be much more, min is 380m) 450m OS (can be both more or less but definitely Not by much) 200m DOM (Can be 30-40m less. Can be slightly more too if turns out good) So - 1.1B WW Also, I had a debate on this in the "record no. of billion dollar movies" thread and here is a post I made there, with my reasoning for all three - China, OS and DOM grosses - So who's with the Warriors of Legends?
  3. New thread to publish the Top 10 Worldwide Box-office. Data from Rentrak. The Martian is #1 WW, Ant Man OS. Full table here. .auto-style1 { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small; } .auto-style2 { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small; background-color: #DCDC23; } Title Weekend BO Estimate Weekend Cume Release Worldwide International Domestic Worldwide International Domestic Martian, The $58,500,000 $37,000,000 $21,500,000 $319,195,658 $175,400,000 $143,795,658 Ant-Man $43,573,000 $43,500,000 $73,000 $454,653,000 $275,900,000 $178,753,000 Hotel Transylvania 2 $42,850,000 $30,600,000 $12,250,000 $267,509,388 $131,100,000 $136,409,388 Crimson Peak $26,246,120 $13,400,000 $12,846,120 $26,246,120 $13,400,000 $12,846,120 Goosebumps $23,500,000 $23,500,000 $23,500,000 $23,500,000 Goodbye Mr. Loser $22,353,992 $22,000,000 $353,992 $184,912,948 $184,000,000 $912,948 Pan $20,260,000 $14,400,000 $5,860,000 $72,838,183 $47,100,000 $25,738,183 Intern, The $16,705,000 $11,300,000 $5,405,000 $135,530,982 $76,800,000 $58,730,982 Bridge Of Spies $15,380,000 $15,380,000 $15,380,000 $15,380,000 Maze Runner: The Sco... $11,450,000 $8,700,000 $2,750,000 $255,711,970 $180,300,000 $75,411,970
  4. CLUB REASONS: FF6 (550 OS) huge overseas increase to FF5 (416 OS) can bring up to FF7 because the franchise is getting better reviews. That's 134 million increase. If the increase continued at the same rate, FF7 will gross around 684 OS.Minions is a spin-off film.The Minions is not a contender here, ceiling over Despicable 2 is unlikely. It will fall short of it.Minions will have some competitors around its release, Terminator Genisys & Ant-Man.The Fast and Furious franchise is really getting bigger. Paul Walker's death has forced the colossal marketing push of Universal. Minions is ultimately poised to gross less than Despicable Me 2 due to fact that it is a spin-off film. It would be great if FF7 even crosses 1B but it has very minimal chance of happening. I hope that FF7 will have a higher re-watch factor than Minions. Estimates: 280mln DOM / 680mln OS / 960mln WW for FURIOUS 7 305mln DOM / 640mln OS / 945mln WW for MINIONS TEAM FURIOUS:Calypsusacetabulum7DurdenGokai RedSorcerer SupremeRaphael PotterNoctisky02121JohnnyGossamerBaritone PridePypa94Age of RobertonTEAM MINIONS:treeroyCaptain Jack SparrowJohn MarstonAndyLLpicores​ The club will close in March 27, 2015, a week before the release date of Furious 7.
  5. Club reasons: - This has a great chance of bombing since it doesn't have interest at all. - The trailer looked horrible, thus generating few popularity. - The dog didn't looked adorable, his appearance don't look good. - It is very likely to have negative reviews. - Too much competition, Hitman, Fantastic Four etc, (as with Hugo, which bombed so hard) So youre in?