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

Colombia Box Office

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I'm glad you created this thread Henry :D

I said during the summer Colombia had the potential to be bigger than Argentina because it's more populated and its economy is growing way faster...but still I didn't expect that to happen in 2014!

 

The Avengers 2 could take the top spot all-time this year :)

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I'm glad you created this thread Henry :D

I said during the summer Colombia had the potential to be bigger than Argentina because it's more populated and its economy is growing way faster...but still I didn't expect that to happen in 2014!

 

The Avengers 2 could take the top spot all-time this year :)

I was looking for Big Hero 6 numbers in Colombia and I found that 2014 was bigger in Colombia than in Argentina and I remember what you said. You were so right!!!!

I think tickets are cheaper there so in gross maybe Argentina is still in third in 2014 but in admissions Colombia is winning. And 2015 started very good.

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I was looking for Big Hero 6 numbers in Colombia and I found that 2014 was bigger in Colombia than in Argentina and I remember what you said. You were so right!!!!

I think tickets are cheaper there so in gross maybe Argentina is still in third in 2014 but in admissions Colombia is winning. And 2015 started very good.

 

Of course I was :P

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Bigger than Argentina?

 

In admissions it is bigger now, Olive. But if we are talking about money Argentina did a little bit more than $250m last year and I don't have numbers for Colombia (I only found admissions) but I am sure it didn't reach $200m. Tickets there are 30%-40% cheaper than in Argentina

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In admissions it is bigger now, Olive. But if we are talking about money Argentina did a little bit more than $250m last year and I don't have numbers for Colombia (I only found admissions) but I am sure it didn't reach $200m. Tickets there are 30%-40% cheaper than in Argentina

 

Do you know if ticket prices in Argentina follow inflation? Because prices increased around 28% in 2014 in Argentina if my memory serves me well but I know nothing about ticket prices. And the Argentinean peso lost a lot of value against the dollar so I'm quite confused.

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Do you know if ticket prices in Argentina follow inflation? Because prices increased around 28% in 2014 in Argentina if my memory serves me well but I know nothing about ticket prices. And the Argentinean peso lost a lot of value against the dollar so I'm quite confused.

 

I think they do because the inflation rate there is around 30%. The problem with the dollar there is that there are two, the official one (the one studios use to calculate grosses) that is controlled by the government, and the other one (called blue there, don't ask me why) that follows the usual offer/demand rule, that is the one that normal people pay when they buy or sell dollars,.

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I think they do because the inflation rate there is around 30%. The problem with the dollar there is that there are two, the official one (the one studios use to calculate grosses) that is controlled by the government, and the other one (called blue there, don't ask me why) that follows the usual offer/demand rule, that is the one that normal people pay when they buy or sell dollars,.

 

That's why I'm confused about the size of the market in dollars because they use a manipulated measure which doesn't reflect the real value of the peso.

As a result the Argentinean market is probably not worth $250m, something between between $175-200m is more likely.

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That's why I'm confused about the size of the market in dollars because they use a manipulated measure which doesn't reflect the real value of the peso.

As a result the Argentinean market is probably not worth $250m, something between between $175-200m is more likely.

 

I think that when you import or export something (movies included) to the country they use official dollar, for example to return the revenues to the studios in Hollywood, but I am not sure about that but I think that's why studios use the official dollar 

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I think that when you import or export something (movies included) to the country they use official dollar, for example to return the revenues to the studios in Hollywood, but I am not sure about that but I think that's why studios use the official dollar 

 

Yeah, I guess it's quite logical..

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Any info/web on the Colombia box office?

 

The weekly admission seems to be stated here: http://cinecolombiano.com/category/taquilla/

But I could not find any historical or cumulative data

 

The last box office news seems to be this one: http://www.elpais.com.co/elpais/entretenimiento/noticias/noche-museo-3-debuto-primer-lugar-taquilla-colombiana

But that's from last week.

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Any info/web on the Colombia box office?

The weekly admission seems to be stated here: http://cinecolombiano.com/category/taquilla/

But I could not find any historical or cumulative data

The last box office news seems to be this one: http://www.elpais.com.co/elpais/entretenimiento/noticias/noche-museo-3-debuto-primer-lugar-taquilla-colombiana

But that's from last week.

I've also found this Web about colombian movies http://www.proimagenescolombia.com/secciones/cine_colombiano/cine_en_cifras/pantalla_colombia_historico.php Edited by Henry II of Arendelle

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First Weekend of 2015:

 

1- Night at the Museum3, 316619 admissions, new.

2- Uno al Año no Hace Daño (local comedy), 308542 adm, 2nd weekend. Cume: 814074 admissions.

3- Big Hero 6, 250868 adm, 2nd weekend. Cume: 811857 adm.

4- The Hobbit: BotFA, 121321 admissions, 3rd weekend. Cume: 819822 adm.

5- John Wick, 26444 admissions.

 

 

Second Weekend of 2015

 

1- Uno al Año no Hace Daño, 238420 adm, 3rd weekend. Cume: 1220191 adm.

2- Night at the Museum 3, 216340 adm, 2nd weekend. Cume: 708932 adm

3- Ouija, 184386 adm, new.

4- Big Hero 6, 173313 adm, 3rd weekend. Cume: 1142955 adm.

5- Se nos Armó la Gorda (local Comedy), 135162, new.

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Wow, much bigger admissions numbers than in Argentina

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First Weekend of 2015:

 

1- Night at the Museum3, 316619 admissions, new.

2- Uno al Año no Hace Daño (local comedy), 308542 adm, 2nd weekend. Cume: 814074 admissions.

3- Big Hero 6, 250868 adm, 2nd weekend. Cume: 811857 adm.

4- The Hobbit: BotFA, 121321 admissions, 3rd weekend. Cume: 819822 adm.

5- John Wick, 26444 admissions.

 

 

Second Weekend of 2015

 

1- Uno al Año no Hace Daño, 238420 adm, 3rd weekend. Cume: 1220191 adm.

2- Night at the Museum 3, 216340 adm, 2nd weekend. Cume: 708932 adm

3- Ouija, 184386 adm, new.

4- Big Hero 6, 173313 adm, 3rd weekend. Cume: 1142955 adm.

5- Se nos Armó la Gorda (local Comedy), 135162, new.

 

That's a fantastic TOTAL number for BH6 :D

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Wow, much bigger admissions numbers than in Argentina

 

Yes! So much bigger numbers!! Big Hero 6 needed half of the time it needed in Argentina to reach 1m admissions ;)

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Uno al Año no Hace Daño

 

Henry, could you translate the title, please?

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Uno al Año no Hace Daño

 

Henrym could you translate the title, please?

 

My translation : "Once a year does no harm"

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My translation : "Once a year is doing no harm"

 

Muy bien Fullbuster!!! ;)  "Once a year is harmless" 

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