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. One of the biggest box office surprises is getting a sequel that is bound to be BIG, Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2. While I don't seeing it making an OW the size of Avengers ($207.4M) or AoU ($191.1M), I can see it having an OW of galactic proportions for a few reasons. 4/14- Updated reasons due to recent events 1.) While sequels tend to decline at the box office (AoU, Empire, etc.,), GoTG grossed over $330M in 2014 and unlike AoU or Civil War, you don't need to see 5 other movies to understand it fully and it seems to be less dramatic which could be good for it. 2.) The Marvel Cinematic Universe owns 4 of the top 10 in opening weekends in America. All of which were on the first weekend of May, which GoTGv2 is also opening on. Not to mention weak competition in May. 3.) James Gunn is back in the director's chair for this. 4.) Baby Groot, although has been slightly annoying in marketing, kids have loved it. 5.) Although marketing and online buzz has been muted for this, buzz with the General Audience has been great, getting great reactions for trailers in cinema, and in a few weeks, reviews (Disney cash) comes in and the marketing becomes rampant. Even with shit marketing, Doctor Strange did over $85M OW against Trolls ($45M OW). Now are you in or out? IN (Make America Groot Again) Me $155M/$380M DAJK ThatOneGuy elcaballero DMan7 MrFanaticGuy34 vc2002 JennaJ Arlborn Mango FlashMaster659 Jayhawk RandomJC Guy Cohen Kalo KevinPR Jack cheesypoofs 75live Daxtreme Nosferatu Zodd Ocho ThomasNicole Momo Talkie seduh trifle eXtacy OUT (Not a family) ChipMunky Gray Ghost ($145M) Sam ($145M) department store basement franfar ($145M) John Marston ($120M) keysersoze123 ($140M) Lordmandeep Nova ($130Ms) WrathOfHan ($120M) jandrew
  2. From the makers of X-Men and Deadpool comes Logan (the last Wolverine movie). Now I think that Logan may be a hit (however not as big a hit) as Deadpool on Opening weekend for a few reasons. 1.) Logan has had excellent marketing so far, with a kickass trailer. 2.) Logan is the first major live action blockbuster since Rogue One, so it could really over perform. 3.) Logan is also the last movie with Hugh Jackman as Wolverine which could bring in more audiences. So are you In or Out? IN (Team Wolverine): OUT (Puhverine's Smooth Pair):
  3. In March, the Power Rangers and Kong will return to the big screen, unfortunately nobody will care. This is YourMother and I think that Logan on opening weekend ($100M-$120M) will make more the total of Power Rangers ($85M-$110M) and Kong ($70M-$100M) domestic for a few reasons. 1.) Logan has actual hype and marketing, I can see it acting as a mini Deadpool, and be the biggest thing other March than the Beast. 2.) Both Power Rangers and Kong have had little marketing and too much competition for it. 3.) Logan has been having good reviews from people who saw parts of the film earlier. So are you in or out? 2/28: I also see Kong under the OW of Logan too, but could comprehend the breakout of PR, so I decided to make this club a bit more hard. Both Kong and PR have to do under Logan OW in order for it to be a success. IN (Wolverine kills) Me Grey Line: (Either Kong/PR does over Logan OW) OUT (The Megazord Rises and Kong is King somehow)
  4. Lego Batman is coming out in a few weeks and I think it'll probably do over the Domestic total of Storks ($72M) on opening weekend for a few reasons. 1.) There has been rampant marketing for this. 2.) I feel that families have been dying for a new film to see. 3.) It has Batman in this. IN: OUT:
  5. From the creator of the successful Sing over Moana club comes an even bolder club. I think Lego Batman will over perform this year with a $80M+ opening. So much I see it's opening day bigger than the total of Monster Trucks ($30M-$35M total), mainly because of the likely good reviews and being the first blockbuster of 2017. So are you in or out IN: (The Darkest Knights) Me (Lego Batman OD $33M > Monster Trucks $30M) OUT: (Batman and Robin Cinematic Universe)
  6. This is it, this weekend is why we are all here. This could quite possibly be the biggest weekend in box office history or perhaps the biggest let down. A lot of us were not around for the original trilogy's box office run and some of us wish we were not around for the prequels' run. Regardless, this weekend reminds us why we are box office fans and movie fans to begin with. Star Wars has brought us together for years and I expect no different this weekend. That being said, lets have fun yet be careful. DO NOT POST SPOILERS. NOT EVEN SPOILERS UNDER SPOILER TAGS. This weekend, posting a spoiler can result in an immediate Box Office Discussion Forum ban. You will not be given a warning. This goes for all new releases usually but this is a huge weekend and we will not tolerate any spoilers what so ever for Star Wars. If you wish to discuss the movie with spoilers, feel free to use the Star Wars Force Awakens Spoiler Thread HERE . We're looking forward to a great weekend and we realize the over-excitement (or meltdowns) can cause the thread to go off topic. We will be allowing everyone to post freely as long as the off topic discussions don't go overboard. I understand some of you like Pokemon, wonder about Tele's age, or hope Peyton Manning comes back this weekend vs the Steelers in what should be a top notch game considering the Denver Defense has been on point while the Steelers offense has been unstoppable, but please try your best to stick to box office numbers for the weekend. Last, but not least we are offering a HUGE HOLIDAY SALE this weekend. We are offering great discounts on annual subscriptions. GOLD ACCOUNTS - $150 (Usually $165) PREMIUM ACCOUNTS - $100 (Usually $110) SILVER ACCOUNTS - $80 (Usually $88) COPPER ACCOUNTS - $50 (Usually $55) Please remember that having a paid account is a donation to keeping this forum around for a long time. We still have the rest of the Star Wars saga to go through folks. Note: We are posting this weekend thread early to make sure everyone reads the guidelines regarding spoilers and also the international release has begun. Actuals: TFA F 119,119,282 - S 68,294,204 - S 60,553,189 WE 247,966,675 FOX II Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip $14,287,159 -- 3,653 -- $3,911 $14,287,159 Brooklyn $1,176,593 -41% 614 -333 $1,916 $16,495,006 The Peanuts Movie $538,447 -80% 771 -1882 $698 $126,323,036 The Martian $450,010 -69% 493 -548 $913 $223,879,433 WB II The 33 $18,176 -85% 55 -178 $330 $11,936,302 hina Lion: Mojin: The Lost Legend $279,974 -- 22 -- $12,726 $279,974 Paramount: The Big Short $378,285 -46% 8 0 $47,286 $1,319,689 Sony: Spectre $1,433,957 -65% 1,225 -1415 $1,171 $193,910,089 The Night Before $1,152,034 -72% 1,235 -1439 $933 $41,462,098 Weinstein: Carol $231,137 -32% 16 0 $14,446 $1,627,965 Macbeth (2015) $132,542 -48% 97 -11 $1,366 $649,914 Burnt $3,410 -58% 10 -17 $341 $13,591,193 Focus: The Danish Girl $547,434 108% 81 57 $6,758 $1,335,067 Suffragette $30,299 -69% 75 -91 $404 $4,612,137 Abramorama: Heart of a Dog $11,591 -62% 13 $892 $292,395 FOX: Victor Frankenstein $14,100 -92% 42 $336 $5,761,401 A24, Rialto, Eros, Arcade, GKIDS, Picturehouse, Atlas: Bajirao Mastani $1,741,037 -- 304 -- $5,727 $1,741,037 Room (2015) $180,192 -32% 171 -27 $1,054 $4,542,056 Pierrot le Fou (2015 re-issue) $7,922 -- 1 -- $7,922 $7,922 James White $3,090 -53% 6 -4 $515 $101,368 Boy and the World $2,557 -75% 1 -1 $2,557 $15,991 Big Stone Gap $1,725 -80% 3 $575 $1,007,843 A Royal Night Out $1,637 -96% 3 $546 $226,020 The End of the Tour $3,688 -13% 3 -2 $1,229 $3,000,487 Amy (2015) $934 -21% 2 -1 $467 $8,406,687 Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words $747 -79% 2 1 $374 $42,381 Freestyle: The Letters $9,130 -97% 16 -763 $571 $1,612,130 The Man in 3B $443 -85% 1 -5 $443 $291,145 Music Box Films: Flowers $772 -50% 2 -2 $386 $48,947 Censored Voices $2,672 112% 3 2 $891 $28,231 Open Road: Spotlight $1,425,193 -43% 825 $1,728 $22,803,219 Pure Flix: Woodlawn $13,366 -75% 47 -110 $284 $14,354,788 Film Movement: Theeb $11,631 37% 14 -1 $831 $152,571 UTV: Dilwale $1,920,074 -- 265 -- $7,246 $2,029,194 STX: Secret in Their Eyes $136,180 -89% 223 -1438 $611 $19,916,854 Universal: Sisters $13,922,855 2,962 $4,700 $13,922,855 Krampus $4,114,805 -51% 2,371 $1,735 $35,145,460 Legend $129,585 -60% 85 $1,525 $1,715,114 Amazon Studios/Roadside Chi-raq $119,819 -79% 1,576 $76 $2,431,364 Magnolia: Entertainment $6,919 244% 3 -4 $2,306 $39,460 NOMA: My Perfect Storm $2,987 -- 4 -- $747 $2,987 The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun $297 -- 2 -- $149 $297