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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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Leyla

SPECTRE OS Thread | 80.4m OW | 80.4m OS Total | 6 Markets only - 63.8m from UK alone! Record Breaking | expands to 57 markets next week

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In the Nordic region, markets distributed by MGM, Spectre grossed $12.7 million, setting new opening records in Finland and Norway, both surpassing Skyfall.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2015/11/01/box-office-spectre-spies-80-4-million-debut/

Box Office: 'Spectre' Opens to Record-Shattering $63.8M in the U.K.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-spectre-opens-record-835834?utm_source=twitter

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12 minutes ago, Purple Minion said:

Box Office: 'Spectre' Spies Huge $80.4 Million Overseas Debut @Forbes https://t.co/M56rMA7k3n

 

 

 

uh, is the UK and maybe one other country the only countries it opened in? Because if not, that would be awful

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UK, Netherlands and Scandinavia. It broke records in all those countries!

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oh I assumed it was a big worldwide rollout, like Skyfall did the three years ago same weekend

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18 minutes ago, Purple Minion said:

UK, Netherlands and Scandinavia. It broke records in all those countries!

What hurts it is of course the exchange rate:

 

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In Sweden, it bested the Skyfall debut by 30%

 

But in dollars:   Sweden:  Skyfall: $2.88m / Spectre: $2.97

Norway:  Skyfall: $2.82m  / Spectre: $2.88m 

Netherlands: Skyfall: $3.8m / Spectre:$3.7m

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4118&p=.htm

 

 

 

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That's crazy, bad news for Mockingjay:P

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Biggest OW ever in Denmark as i predited earlier this week..

i have never seen that many screens and sellouts

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SPECTRE enjoyed an explosive debut across its first six overseas market, including a blockbuster $63.8M seven-day tally in the UK, the highest week-long performance of all time in the market. The 24th entry in the James Bond franchise finished its first week of release with $80.4 million worldwide. Other milestones include a record-setting $3.7 million debut in the Netherlands and $12.7 million haul from four Nordic markets: $2.63M in Finland, $2.88M in Norway, $4.21M in Denmark, and $2.97M in Sweden. IMAX screenings contributed $5 million from 47 screens, resulting in a record-setting $105k per-screen average for an opening weekend in the premium large format. James Bond will return next weekend in an overseas expansion that will include 537 more IMAX screens (including North America) and its Chinese release looming on November 13.

Source: BoxOffice.com

 

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Well, these are kick ass OWs....promising. Cant wait for next week.

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Crazy start. And yeah not good news for mj2.

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I must honestly confess I wasn't expecting grosses to be anywhere near these levels

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Hopefully this bodes well for its chances of passing 1B. I had it at around 250/700 before release. Is that looking likely?

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If it is able to reach the billion mark it would be even more impressive than Skyfall's run. Amazing opening

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Really looking forward to its performance in Mexico!

Deadline: "Mexico also features in one of Spectre‘s most talked-about set pieces and is hosting the première for the Americas on Monday. An increasingly muscular market, that will be one to watch. "

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Such a shame that the exchange rates are against this in $, but I'm feeling more and more confident that this will just about get to that $1b mark when all is said and done. UK will likely contribute around $125m alone (down $40m from SF but still absolutely gigantic)

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Great performance at bypassing Skyfall OW in most 6 territories despite Exchange rates

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I thought it could not reach the billion but it seems that ER is not a so decissive factor this year. The chances for billion are great. Anyway, I prefer to see what happens in other huge Skyfall markets like Germany ($85m), France ($60m), Australia ($50m), Japan ($32m) or Russia ($25m). Some of them are still huge figures to match.

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5 hours ago, peludo said:

I thought it could not reach the billion but it seems that ER is not a so decissive factor this year. The chances for billion are great. Anyway, I prefer to see what happens in other huge Skyfall markets like Germany ($85m), France ($60m), Australia ($50m), Japan ($32m) or Russia ($25m). Some of them are still huge figures to match.

Germany and France seems quite hard to match; but China and South Korea should increase a lot. Spectre is gonna be very close to Skyfall´s final international gross.

 

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