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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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Logan | aka The Wolverine 3 | March 3, 2017 | Second Trailer on Page 53

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On 2017-03-10 at 1:39 AM, Chewy said:

 

IT'S SO BAD AND THIS IS SO GOOD. THE JAPAN ONE IS WORSE THAN ORIGINS

 

That statement is as repulsive as your avatar.

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Congrats to Logan. Now offically the most successful movie from the wolverine franchise (WW).

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Posted (edited)

49 minutes ago, dignam said:

Congrats to Logan. Now offically the most successful movie from the wolverine franchise (WW).

Already?

 

Very well deserved.

 

Edited by Arlborn

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55 minutes ago, dignam said:

Congrats to Logan. Now offically the most successful movie from the wolverine franchise (WW).

It deserves to gross more than all the other X-Men films but Deadpool imho. 

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22 minutes ago, Arlborn said:

Already?

 

Very well deserved.

 

 

Worldwide

 

Logan:                                   $438,268,852   

 

X-Men Origins Wolverine:       $373,062,864     

 

The Wolverine:                      $414,828,246     

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Just AUD190,000 behind Kong last weekend in Australia. 

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Hugh Jackman deserves Leo's Oscar type of social media and Internet campaign. 

 

Image result for make it so picard

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The first cut of the movie was way more violent than what we got and it was toned down a lot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 3/9/2017 at 2:21 AM, Manchester by the Tree said:

As someone who is not into superheroes, I would say the Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool were both equally unknown before their movies were made.

worldwide, general audience speaking sure. But deadpool certainly enjoyed more popularity in superhero world, with geeks and mostly with cosplayers. I can only speak from my own experience, but I certainly knew about Deadpool long time before it ever go mainstream. And I pretty much knew nothing much about Guardians of the Galaxy, it's property, and I never really meet or heard some talking about it prior announcing it it there will be  a movie. So I think it's safe to say, Deadpool had it's own fanbase before it. Deadpool even had it's own video game. But again, Deadpool as R rated unknown property versus Guardians of Galaxy as PG13 rated unknown property are close from that perspective. 

 

 

 

 

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GZ @ Logan and the whole team.

 

Domestic and WW the most successful wolverine movie :circles:

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I was looking at the Wolverine vs Wolverine vs Wolverine showdown on bom, and I found it pretty interesting that despite the 69% drop in its 2nd weekend, origins weekend drops after that were actually pretty good. I know it doesn't mean much but I thought it was interesting. 

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8 minutes ago, cheesypoofs said:

I was looking at the Wolverine vs Wolverine vs Wolverine showdown on bom, and I found it pretty interesting that despite the 69% drop in its 2nd weekend, origins weekend drops after that were actually pretty good. I know it doesn't mean much but I thought it was interesting. 

Yeah...still, the second weekend is the most important drop. Even if a film has great legs after its second weekend, if it drops 70% it's probably never going to recover. 

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On 3/9/2017 at 7:39 PM, Chewy said:

 

IT'S SO BAD AND THIS IS SO GOOD. THE JAPAN ONE IS WORSE THAN ORIGINS

 

I went and saw Great Wall I have immunity on this issue

I wouldn't call the Wolverine worse than origins, although I do think origins isn't TOO bad until the 3rd act (note that I said too bad lol). But yeah, Logan is no doubt the best of the 3.

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1 minute ago, Eevin said:

Yeah...still, the second weekend is the most important drop. Even if a film has great legs after its second weekend, if it drops 70% it's probably never going to recover. 

That is true, I just remembered it as having bad legs the entire run. 

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Our old man Logan has made 524 million worldwide so far.

 

The pattern for the Wolverine trilogy is really awesome.

 

The RT scores kept increasing. Origins: 38%, The Wolverine: 69%, Logan: 92%.

 

The boxoffice kept increasing. Origins: 373 million, The Wolverine: 414 million, Logan: 524 million

 

Budget kept decreasing. Origins: 150 million, The Wolverine: 120 million, Logan: 97 million

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Logan is really beloved on the internet, but its boxoffice legs are really just average. 57% second wknd drop and 54% third wknd drop.

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44 minutes ago, vc2002 said:

Logan is really beloved on the internet, but its boxoffice legs are really just average. 57% second wknd drop and 54% third wknd drop.

 

Well, it's not easy to be R rated and face huge competition from Kong, Beauty and the Beast and soon Power Rangers.

 

It's also holding better than several X-Men movies, despite these movies getting pg-13 ratings. Logan is fighting a hard fight in movie and box office. It's already a hit, though. :)

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7 hours ago, Blaze Heatnix said:

Our old man Logan has made 524 million worldwide so far.

 

The pattern for the Wolverine trilogy is really awesome.

 

The RT scores kept increasing. Origins: 38%, The Wolverine: 69%, Logan: 92%.

 

The boxoffice kept increasing. Origins: 373 million, The Wolverine: 414 million, Logan: 524 million

 

Budget kept decreasing. Origins: 150 million, The Wolverine: 120 million, Logan: 97 million

 

King of profitability.

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