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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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Weekend Prediction thread (5/26-5/29-Memorial Day Weekend) | Play the Derby

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Alien: Covenant- $41M

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1 hour ago, Hiccup23 said:

Alien: Covenant- $41M

 

Using that OW, 2.4x will give it ~98.5 (PTHEUS was 2.5x).

Probably could get a push to 100 in that case.

If it's 2.35x/~96.5 instead, they might live it alone.

 

Either way, 95-105 seems like a safe bet unless the OW varies much from your projection, which imo is not likely (high-30s/low-40s).

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Alien - 39

gotg2 - 34.5

everything - 9.5

snatched - 8.8

wimpy kid - 8.5

arthur - 7.5

f8 - 3.3

beauty - 3.2

boss baby - 3.15

latin lover - 2.10

 

 

 

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On 2017-5-17 at 1:21 AM, CalifoBoy said:

Could Beauty and the Beast finish with at least $510.0 millions in North America?! Is that too much?!

 

It will depend on how well it drops this weekend, IMO, but there's a chance. In the last month, the drops have been stellar.

 

If it manages to drop less than 30% again, I cannot see it missing 510M

 

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1 minute ago, stripe said:

 

It will depend on how well it drops this weekend, IMO, but there's a chance. In the last month, the drops have been stellar.

 

If it manages to drop less than 30% again, I cannot see it missing 510M

 

$500 million is totally happening right?! Last weekend it only droped 5% so i have a feeling it could reach $500 million by the end of next week.

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17 hours ago, a2knet said:

 

Using that OW, 2.4x will give it ~98.5 (PTHEUS was 2.5x).

Probably could get a push to 100 in that case.

If it's 2.35x/~96.5 instead, they might live it alone.

 

Either way, 95-105 seems like a safe bet unless the OW varies much from your projection, which imo is not likely (high-30s/low-40s).

 

Legs could be slightly better than Prometheus. MD weekend will help.

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$500 million is totally happening right?! Last weekend it only droped 5% so i have a feeling it could reach $500 million by the end of next week.

Unless something terrible of biblical proportion happens, yeah it's gonna make 500M.

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38 minutes ago, CalifoBoy said:

$500 million is totally happening right?! Last weekend it only droped 5% so i have a feeling it could reach $500 million by the end of next week.

 

500M was already locked last weekend.

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5/19-5/21

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: $38.5 million ($305 million)
  2. Alien - Covenant: $37.5 million
  3. Everything, Everything: $16 million
  4. Snatched: $10 million ($35 million)
  5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Long Haul: $7.5 million
  6. King Arthur - Legend of the Sword: $6.5 million ($27 million)
  7. Beauty & the Beast: $3.5 million ($499 million)
  8. The Boss Baby: $3 million ($166 million)
  9. The Fate of the Furious: $3 million ($219 million)
  10. How to Be a Latin Lover: $2 million ($29 million)

5/26-5/29

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Men Tell No Tales: $77.5 million/$95 million
  2. Baywatch: $31 million/$38 million ($47 million)
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: $26 million/$33 million ($351 million)
  4. Alien - Covenant: $17 million/$21.5 million ($69 million)
  5. Everything, Everything: $10 million/$12 million ($33 million)
  6. Snatched: $6 million/$7.5 million ($45 million)
  7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Long Haul: $6 million/$7.5 million ($17 million)
  8. King Arthur - Legend of the Sword: $3.5 million/$4.25 million ($33 million)
  9. Beauty & the Beast: $2.5 million/$3 million ($503 million)
  10. The Boss Baby: $2 million/$2.5 million ($169 million)

6/2-6/4

  1. Wonder Woman: $98 million
  2. Captain Underpants: $34.5 million
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Men Tell No Tales: $25 million ($120 million)
  4. Baywatch: $14 million ($67 million)
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: $11 million ($366 million)
  6. Alien - Covenant: $7.5 million ($80 million)
  7. Everything, Everything: $5 million ($40 million)
  8. Snatched: $3 million ($49 million)
  9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Long Haul: $3 million ($21 million)
  10. King Arthur - Legend of the Sword: $1.5 million ($35 million)

6/9-6/11

  1. The Mummy: $42 million
  2. Wonder Woman: $39 million ($167 million)
  3. Captain Underpants: $20 million ($67 million)
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Men Tell No Tales: $14 million ($145 million)
  5. Baywatch: $9 million ($83 million)
  6. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: $6 million ($377 million)
  7. Alien - Covenant: $4 million ($87 million)
  8. It Comes At Night: $3.5 million
  9. Everything, Everything: $3 million ($45 million)
  10. Snatched: $2 million ($52 million)

6/16-6/18

  1. Cars 3: $74 million
  2. All Eyez on Me: $42.5 million
  3. Wonder Woman: $20 million ($205 million)
  4. The Mummy: $19 million ($78 million)
  5. Rough Night: $12.5 million
  6. Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Men Tell No Tales: $9 million ($162 million)
  7. Captain Underpants: $8.5 million ($84 million)
  8. Baywatch: $5.5 million ($93 million)
  9. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: $5 million ($386 million)
  10. Alien - Covenant: $2 million ($91 million)

6/23-6/25

  1. Transformers - The Last Knight: $48 million ($75 million)
  2. Cars 3: $39.5 million ($151 million)
  3. All Eyez on Me: $17 million ($76 million)
  4. Wonder Woman: $11 million ($226 million)
  5. The Mummy: $10 million ($97 million)
  6. Rough Night: $7.5 million ($26 million)
  7. Captain Underpants: $5.5 million ($95 million)
  8. Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Men Tell No Tales: $5 million ($172 million)
  9. Baywatch: $3.5 million ($100 million)
  10. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: $2.5 million ($391 million)

6/30-7/2

  1. Despicable Me 3: $109 million
  2. The House: $35 million
  3. Transformers - The Last Knight: $21 million ($116 million)
  4. Cars 3: $17 million ($185 million)
  5. Baby Driver: $11.5 million ($18 million)
  6. All Eyez on Me: $7.5 million ($91 million)
  7. Wonder Woman: $5.5 million ($237 million)
  8. The Mummy: $5 million ($107 million)
  9. Rough Night: $4 million ($34 million)
  10. Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Men Tell No Tales: $2.5 million ($177 million)

7/7-7/9

  1. Spider-Man - Homecoming: $127 million
  2. Despicable Me 3: $50.5 million ($210 million)
  3. The House: $20 million ($74 million)
  4. Cars 3: $9.5 million ($203 million)
  5. Transformers - The Last Knight: $7 million ($129 million)
  6. Baby Driver: $6 million ($29 million)
  7. All Eyez on Me: $3 million ($96 million)
  8. Wonder Woman: $2.5 million ($241 million)
  9. Rough Night: $2 million ($38 million)
  10. The Mummy: $1.5 million ($110 million)

7/14-7/16

  1. War for the Planet of the Apes: $79.5 million
  2. Spider-Man - Homecoming: $53 million ($233 million)
  3. Despicable Me 3: $23 million ($255 million)
  4. The House: $12.5 million ($98 million)
  5. Wish Upon: $6.5 million
  6. Cars 3: $6 million ($214 million)
  7. Baby Driver: $3.5 million ($36 million)
  8. Transformers - The Last Knight: $2.5 million ($134 million)
  9. Wonder Woman: $1.5 million ($244 million)
  10. Rough Night: $1 million ($40 million)

7/21-7/23

  1. Dunkirk: $50.5 million
  2. War for the Planet of the Apes: $34 million ($147 million)
  3. Spider-Man - Homecoming: $24 million ($280 million)
  4. Girls Trip: $22.5 million
  5. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: $15 million
  6. Despicable Me 3: $13 million ($280 million)
  7. The House: $6 million ($110 million)
  8. Cars 3: $4 million ($222 million)
  9. Wish Upon: $2.5 million ($11 million)
  10. Baby Driver: $2 million ($40 million)

7/28-7/30

  1. The Emoji Movie: $44 million
  2. Dunkirk: $33 million ($113 million)
  3. War for the Planet of the Apes: $20.5 million ($186 million)
  4. Spider-Man - Homecoming: $15 million ($310 million)
  5. Girls Trip: $13.5 million ($48 million)
  6. Atomic Blonde: $9 million
  7. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: $7 million ($29 million)
  8. An Inconvenient Sequel: $4 million
  9. The House: $3 million ($116 million)
  10. Cars 3: $1.5 million ($225 million)

8/4-8/6

  1. The Dark Tower: $47 million
  2. The Emoji Movie: $27 million ($95 million)
  3. Dunkirk: $21.5 million ($153 million)
  4. Detroit: $13 million
  5. War for the Planet of the Apes: $11 million ($207 million)
  6. Girls Trip: $9 million ($65 million)
  7. Spider-Man - Homecoming: $8.5 million ($327 million)
  8. Atomic Blonde: $4 million ($17 million)
  9. Kidnap: $3.5 million
  10. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: $3 million ($35 million)

8/11-8/13

  1. Annabelle - Creation: $30.5 million
  2. The Dark Tower: $26 million ($93 million)
  3. The Emoji Movie: $15 million ($119 million)
  4. Dunkirk: $12.5 million ($175 million)
  5. The Nut Job 2 - Nutty by Nature: $11 million
  6. The Glass Castle: $8 million
  7. Girls Trip: $7 million ($77 million)
  8. Detroit: $6 million ($24 million)
  9. War for the Planet of the Apes: $5.5 million ($217 million)
  10. Spider-Man - Homecoming: $4.5 million ($335 million)

8/18-8/20

  1. The Hitman's Bodyguard: $22 million
  2. The Dark Tower: $15 million ($116 million)
  3. Annabelle - Creation: $11 million ($49 million)
  4. The Emoji Movie: $10 million ($134 million)
  5. Dunkirk: $9 million ($190 million)
  6. The Nut Job 2 - Nutty by Nature: $6.5 million ($21 million)
  7. The Glass Castle: $5.5 million ($17 million)
  8. Girls Trip: $5 million ($85 million)
  9. War for the Planet of the Apes: $4 million ($223 million)
  10. Spider-Man - Homecoming: $3 million ($340 million)

8/25-8/27

  1. All Saints: $16.5 million
  2. The Hitman's Bodyguard: $13 million ($42 million)
  3. The Dark Tower: $9.5 million ($131 million)
  4. The Emoji Movie: $7 million ($143 million)
  5. Dunkirk: $6 million ($199 million)
  6. Annabelle - Creation: $5 million ($57 million)
  7. Tulip Fever: $4.5 million
  8. The Glass Castle: $4 million ($23 million)
  9. The Nut Job 2 - Nutty by Nature: $4 million ($26 million)
  10. Girls Trip: $3.5 million ($90 million)

9/1-9/4

  1. All Saints: $15 million/$20.5 million ($43 million)
  2. The Hitman's Bodyguard: $9 million/$11 million ($58 million)
  3. Renegades: $8 million/$9.5 million
  4. The Dark Tower: $7.5 million/$9 million ($144 million)
  5. The Emoji Movie: $6.5 million/$8.5 million ($153 million)
  6. Dunkirk: $5 million/$6 million ($207 million)
  7. The Glass Castle: $3.5 million/$4.25 million ($29 million)
  8. Leap!: $3 million/$4 million ($6 million)
  9. Girls Trip: $3 million/$3.5 million ($95 million)
  10. Tulip Fever: $2.5 million/$3 million ($8 million)

 

 

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2 hours ago, stripe said:

 

Legs could be slightly better than Prometheus. MD weekend will help.

hmm....I can't see better legs than PTHEUS (2.5x). MD weekend will have it's competition and post-MD weekend drop will be harsh too.

IMO good legs would mean around 2.4x, as for this franchise in today's times I can't see better legs than predecessor unless the OW comes surprisingly low it catches some steam due to wom.

But with a healthy 40-45 ow, 2.5x like PTHEUS should be tough despite MD tempering the 2nd weekend drop somewhat.

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ProBoxoffice.com

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
 
Alien: Covenant
 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
 
Snatched
 
Everything, Everything
 
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
 
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
 
The Fate of the Furious
 
The Boss Baby
 
How to be a Latin Lover
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  1. Alien: Covenant - 44.3M
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - 35.2M
  3. Everything, Everything - 17.4M
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul - 14.8M
  5. Snatched - 8.8M
  6. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - 6.5M
  7. Beauty and the Beast - 3.8M
  8. The Boss Baby - 3.4M
  9. The Fate of the Furious - 3.1M
  10. How to be a Latin Lover - 2.7M
  11. Lowriders - 1.2M
  12. Gifted - 1.1M

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That's not the forecast of BO.com

 

They say

GV2 36M / AC 35.9M

They have been consistently lowballing AC. Even Fox is estimating a 40M opening, and we know studios are really cautious with their estimations.

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5 hours ago, stripe said:

That's not the forecast of BO.com

 

They say

GV2 36M / AC 35.9M

They have been consistently lowballing AC. Even Fox is estimating a 40M opening, and we know studios are really cautious with their estimations.

I should have said 'Hey Boxoffice pro..."

 

they read our predictions.  

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Can anyone tell me if Guardians 2 still has a chance of a total above $400 million domestic?!

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Can anyone tell me if Guardians 2 still has a chance of a total above $400 million domestic?!

Slim to none.

Even 380 is a 50-50 shot. And since its footing is turning out to be exactly that of Civil War from here on out, 360-370 is the most probable range for GOTG2's domestic total.

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58 minutes ago, HenryjRhetorics said:


Slim to none.

Even 380 is a 50-50 shot. And since its footing is turning out to be exactly that of Civil War from here on out, 360-370 is the most probable range for GOTG2's domestic total.

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Thanks!

 

Are there already any projections for Wonder Woman and Pirates 5 opening weekends?!

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So, I'm gonna make predicts for next weekend of all BO through Memorial Day (since Baywatch's weird opening, which my radio is screwing up in ads, is weird...not sure how many people even know it will open early)...so anyway, here are my guesses...(and sadly, even though Baywatch over Pirates was one of my bold calls for 2017, now that the week is here, I'm now doubting myself...maybe in total BO it still has a chance, since Baywatch should have way better legs...yep, that's what I'll tell myself...and if the darn thing pulls out a miracle next weekend, I'll wonder why I ever doubted myself)...

 

Pirates (3 screens at mall / 1 1/2 screens at local - if it gets more screens, I'll update) - 4 day $76M

Baywatch (2 screens at mall / 1 screen at local - if it gets more screens, I'll update) - 5 day $56M

 

Yes, I'm still low on Pirates and high on Baywatch, but not as low or high as I was before:)...maybe I'll change if reviews go bonkers for either...

 

EDIT 5/22/17: Okay, early Pirate reviews are surprisingly NOT good, so I'm gonna drop my Pirates to match those reviews...4 day $65M (now, to wait and see if Baywatch reviews can go up and I can raise that one above Pirates and actually believe it:)...

 

 

 

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On 5/12/2017 at 10:39 PM, Blankments said:

...And I'm home for the summer, so I'll be doing the hometown theaters for a while. Drive-in is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Beauty and the Beast. 

Mother's Day, How to be a Latin Lover, Born in China, The Dinner, Smurfs: The Lost Village, The Lost City of Z, and Sleight are gone. Drive-in is The Boss Baby and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - 25/8/4 (2D/3D/IMAX 3D) total 37 (down 15)

Alien: Covenant - 26/5 (2D/2D with D-BOX) total 31 (debut)

Snatched - 22 (no change)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul - 21 (debut)

Everything Everything - 21 (debut)
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - 12/3 (2D/3D) total 15 (down 4)
The Boss Baby - 13 (down 2)

The Fate of the Furious - 12 (down 1)
Beauty and the Beast - 9 (down 5)

The Circle - 8 (down 6)

Gifted - 8 (down 2)

Going in Style - 5 (down 8)

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