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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The International Box Office Discussion Thread

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International Resources

Argentina (admissions)

Greece (admissions)

Romania (admissions/gross)

Australia (gross) [alternative]

Hong Kong (gross)

Russia (gross/admissions)

Austria (admissions)

Hungary (gross/admissions)

Slovakia (gross/admissions)

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Ireland (gross) [alternative]

Slovenia (admissions)

Bulgaria (admissions/gross)

India (gross)

South Korea (admissions) [alternative]

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Italy (gross)

Spain (admissions/gross) [alternative]

Canada (gross)

Lithuania (gross/admissions)

Switzerland (admissions)

China (gross/admissions)

Mexico (gross)

Taiwan (gross)

Czech Republic (admissions)

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Weekend Box Office Reports

6-Nov | 30-oct

Edited by Totem

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Thank you, Vanilla.Great Job!

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Basically the main ones to watch over the next few months are Tintin, BD1 and Sherlock! :)

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.......and MI3. It will also be a force to reckon with.

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So glad to see the Table option here. It was a PITA reading charts over at BOM.Can we directly insert data from Excel files here in the table format?

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Holidays should be very interesting this year, especially internationally. ;)Early estimatesBreaking Dawn 1 - 350MSherlock Holmes 2 - 350MTintin - 425MChipmunks 3 - 200MMission Impossible 4 - 200MThe Muppets - 150MHappy Feet 2 - 200M

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Some early estimates for me:Breaking Dawn 1 - 340M Sherlock Holmes 2 - 380M Tintin - 500M Chipmunks 3 - 230MMission Impossible 4 - 280MThe Muppets - 2700MHappy Feet 2 - 260MIts a hard summer this one, lots of wild cards!

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Tintin adds $41m to surge past $125m internationallyhttp://www.screendaily.com/news/distribu....5034327.articleA further $40.8m for the family adventure mostly through Sony pushed it to $125.3m while Constantin’s The Three Musketeers is several swishes of the blade away from $100m through Summit International licensees.The Adventures Of Tintin had little trouble holding on to pole position and continued to deliver powerful results in the second weekend. The film was active on 6,811 screens in 45 markets, mostly through Sony Pictures Releasing International. France remained the key and generated $7.8m from 914 for a dazzling $39.8m, while Spain produced $6.2m from 819 for an excellent $18.1m.Tintin opened in Russia in second place on $5.9m from 900 and added $3.6m in Germany from 878 for $10.5m, and surged to $6.1m in Belgium following a $2.5m haul from 169 in comic book creator Herge’s native Belgium.The sole release so far through Paramount is also a success: the film has amassed a $16.4m running total in the UK after grossing $3.3m from 517.In other highlights through Sony, Tintin stands at $6.9m in Sweden, $4.1m in Italy, $3.6m in Denmark, $2.9m in Switzerland and $2.2m in Holland. The number one Finnish debut generated a mighty $520,000 from 100 screens.The Smurfs has amassed $416.5m and Anonymous stands at an early $1.1m following a $530,000 weekend from 311 screens in Australia, the UK and New Zealand.Fox International’s sci-fi thriller In Time took $16.6m from 3,517 screens in 52 markets for an impressive $38m tally after 10 days in release. It opened at number two in the UK on $3m from 428 and debuted top in Mexico on $1m from 477.In Time brought in $3.9m in the second weekend in Russia on 903 as the tally climbed to $10.6m, while Australia’s $1.7m weekend from 286 raised the running total to $5m. In other launches, the film ranked fourth in Brazil on $609,193 from 123 and third in Holland on $322,901 from 63.Rise of The Planet Of The Apes stayed top in China as a muscular $6.6m from 2,300 boosted the tally to $21.6m after two weekends. The film stands at $29.4 in Japan after five and grossed $7.5m overall for the weekend from five remaining markets and is sitting pretty on $294.3m.What’s Your Number has grossed $15.7m. Fox International Productions’ Taiwanese hit You Are The Apple Of My Eye held on to pole position in Hong Kong for the third consecutive weekend on $1.1m from 85 for $5.6m. The international running total has reached $18.5m.DreamWorks Animation’s US number one hit Puss In Boots grossed $15m outside North America through Paramount Pictures International (PPI) from 1,262 sites in four markets and has amassed $39m.The dominant force was Russia, where Puss In Boots already ranks as the fourth biggest animated release and the 11th biggest release following a superb $13.6m weekend in 1,007, which brought the total to $35m.Paranormal Activity 3 grossed $14.1m from 3,662 sites in 50 territories for an impressive $77.1m. The horror hit opened top in Germany on $3.6m from 275 and debuted well in Japan too, taking $1.8m from 152. It stands at $15.5m in the UK and $6.8m in Mexico, both after three weekends. Footloose has amassed a relatively early $10m from 23 territoriesDreamWorks’ Real Steel grossed $10.7m in the fifth weekend through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International and now stands at $127.2m. Top territories include Russia on $19.5m, South Korea on $16.9m, Mexico on $12.5m, Australia on $11m and the UK on $7.1m.The Help added $3.2m for an early $22.2m and has reached $189.6m worldwide. Australia has delivered $8m, France $3.5m and the UK $3.5m. The Lion King 3D has generated $53.1m.Universal’s comedy caper Tower Heist launched in 23 territories through UPI and grossed $9.5m from 1,948 venues. It opened at number three in the UK on $2.3m from 416 and ranked fifth in Germany on $1.7m from 461 and second in Spain on $1.6m from 300.Johnny English Reborn added $7.3m from 3,500 sites in 53 territories for an international running total of $139.6m and has amassed $29.9m in the UK after five weekends. The Change-Up is on $31m, Drive $1.3m through the UPI launch in Russia, The Thing $4.9m and Fast And Furious Five $420m.The Three Musketeers grossed $5.8m from approximately 5,345 screens and currently stands at $94.7m.Warner Bros Pictures International reported that Contagion added $5m from 2,547 in 45 for $45.5m/ It has reached $1.9m in Brazil and $1.7m in Mexico, both after two weekends.Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has crossed $22m in the UK through StudioCanal. Edited by Cedarpoint
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Some early estimates for me:Breaking Dawn 1 - 340MSherlock Holmes 2 - 380MTintin - 500MChipmunks 3 - 230MMission Impossible 4 - 280MThe Muppets - 2700MHappy Feet 2 - 260MIts a hard summer this one, lots of wild cards!

I think it's winter. :)

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Well for some of us International people its summer coming up :)

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Didn't see you were from Australia! :)Well all right then. Summer it is.

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Of course this thread should be pinned like it was at BOM... ;)(I'm posting random stuff right now just to test some features...)Isn't there a preview option?

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You have to go into 'more reply options' to get the preview option :)

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You have to go into 'more reply options' to get the preview option :)

Ah, okay, thanks.

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I'm hoping we get our own international sub forum so we can have an OS thread for every film whether it be The Rum Diary, In Time or Deathly Hallows part 2

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Or Red Dog :D :D (or movies like it as its pretty much finished) B)

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Or Red Dog :D :D (or movies like it as its pretty much finished) B)

Exactly! Hopefully we get it after the dust has settled around here.

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