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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Hernan Gonzalez

Argentina Box Office - Minions: first movie ever to do $35m+!!!

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Yesterday opened Captain America: The Winter Soldier and it did a good job!! 32937 admissions!!

 

2014 Best Thursdays:

 

 

  1 Frozen (OD) 99408 Week 1

  2 Frozen (Second Thu) 49365 Week 2

  3 300:RoaE 38150 Week 10

  4 CA:TWS 32937 Week 11

  5 Frozen (Third Thu) 29651 Week 3

  6 Believe 29122 Week 6

  7 Lego 27285 Week 5

  8 Frozen (4th Thu) 24205 Week 4

  9 Robocop 23132 Week 7

10 The Mystery of Happiness 22879 Week 3

11 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 20648 Week 8

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Yesterday opened Captain America: The Winter Soldier and it did a good job!! 32704 admissions!!

 

2014 Best Thursdays:

 

 

  1 Frozen (OD) 99408 Week 1

  2 Frozen (Second Thu) 49365 Week 2

  3 300:RoaE 38150 Week 10

  4 CA:TWS 32704 Week 11

  5 Frozen (Third Thu) 29651 Week 3

  6 Believe 29122 Week 6

  7 Lego 27285 Week 5

  8 Frozen (4th Thu) 24205 Week 4

  9 Robocop 23132 Week 7

10 The Mystery of Happiness 22879 Week 3

11 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 20648 Week 8

 

First Avenger opened  with 241,000 admissions in 4 days.

 

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First Avenger opened  with 241,000 admissions in 4 days. 

Yes, but in the middle of the winter holidays, the busiest time of the year. CA:TFA 52k admissions OD

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I was expecting more tbh. But then I sorta thought that this release date would not be very favorable. Hopefully the weekend is stronger.

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I was expecting more tbh. But then I sorta thought that this release date would not be very favorable. Hopefully the weekend is stronger.

I'm hoping legs will be good. C'moooon legs!
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I'm hoping legs will be good. C'moooon legs!

Yep, hope so too. But very tough competitions ahead. When will it get released in South Africa?

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Yep, hope so too. But very tough competitions ahead. When will it get released in South Africa?

Today. Read three local reviews so far and all of them 4 stars.
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It may not be a very big OD but it may be a sign of CA's popularity and this movie anticipation in Latin America  ...and with a very good movie, it can do extremely well on The latin American Market.

 

If it does ultimately and does the same in Asia, then it has a chance to hit $400 M overseas.

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First Avenger opened  with 241,000 admissions in 4 days. 

CA:TFA opened in july in the middle of the winter holidays and it sold 26% of the tickets of that Thursday (52k OD, 241k OW).

CA:TWS opened in March, not a very busy month, with 32K admissions but it was 60% of the market yesterday!!! 

Thor:TDW 234k OW (I didn't find OD numbers)

 

It should be a very good week for TWS because next Wednesday is a holiday so it could have a 300k admissions week. Let's wait and see

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CA:TFA opened in july in the middle of the winter holidays and it sold 26% of the tickets of that Thursday (52k OD, 241k OW).

CA:TWS opened in March, not a very busy month, with 32K admissions but it was 60% of the market yesterday!!! 

Thor:TDW 234k OW (I didn't find OD numbers)

 

It should be a very good week for TWS because next Wednesday is a holiday so it could have a 300k admissions week. Let's wait and see

Thor:TDW opened with 40.000 admissions.

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Friday CA:TWS 45807 admissions. In 2 days 78511 admissions, around $0.45MReviews in Argentina: CA:TFA 7.6/10 - CA:TWS 9.6/10!!! ;) Edited by Henry I
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So CA TWS is quite good, but a bit behind Thor 2.

It was quite expected. I expect better legs though given it's a better movie with far more positive reviews.

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So CA TWS is quite good, but a bit behind Thor 2.It was quite expected. I expect better legs though given it's a better movie with far more positive reviews.

I think by the end of the week it is going to beat Thor 2!!!

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I think by the end of the week it is going to beat Thor 2!!!

In Spain ?

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In Spain ?

Yesterday was the best Friday for 2014 but there's a very good local comedy doing great here. Captain America opened in second but I don't know numbers. 

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CA:TWS on Saturday doubled Friday's admissions. 169034 tickets sold in 3 days, $0.95M. It should easily do over $2M by the end of its first week next Wednesday when Noah opens.

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CA:TWS on Saturday doubled Friday's admissions. 169034 tickets sold in 3 days, $0.95M. It should easily do over $2M by the end of its first week next Wednesday when Noah opens.

65K to go to beat Thor 2 OW

74K to go to beat CA1 opening week 

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Captain America:The Winter Soldier, second weekend for 2014 with 251230 admissions!!! 

 

 

2014 Weekends (movies over 200k admissions)      

1 Frozen (OW) 352711 Week 1

2 CA:TWS 251230 Week 11

3 Frozen (Second Weekend) 243617 Week 2

4 300:RoaE 225905 Week 10

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Captain America:The Winter Soldier, second weekend for 2014 with 251230 admissions!!! 

 

 

2014 Weekends (movies over 200k admissions)      

1 Frozen (OW) 352711 Week 1

2 CA:TWS 251230 Week 11

3 Frozen (Second Weekend) 243617 Week 2

4 300:RoaE 225905 Week 10

Nothing amazing.

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