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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kayumanggi

THE GOOD DINOSAUR | 209.1 M overseas | 332.2 M worldwide

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I'm expecting this to be the biggest Pixar release overseas since TOY STORY III.

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I wanted to create this topic.Anyway I really liked the trailer(beautiful animation,good story) and it will also get a boost from Thanksgiving.

$260M DOM +$400+OS

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I wanted to create this topic.Anyway I really liked the trailer(beautiful animation,good story) and it will also get a boost from Thanksgiving.

$260M DOM +$400+OS

:)

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OMG I didn't see this picture yet, it's so beautiful :o It's my most anticipated movie of the year, I just can't wait to watch it, it's so magnificent and poetic :)

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OMG I didn't see this picture yet, it's so beautiful :o It's my most anticipated movie of the year, I just can't wait to watch it, it's so magnificent and poetic :)

Literally!

Any box office predictions?

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Literally!

Any box office predictions?

:)

No, I just want it to gross as much as possible, that's all. $1B+ worldwide would be so amazing I could cry if it happens :D

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No, I just want it to gross as much as possible, that's all. $1B+ worldwide would be so amazing I could cry if it happens :D

Anything over $600M seems fine to me.

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I'd think it should do pretty well abroad since it should be relatively easy to translate with its sparse dialogue and more universal story. 

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Anything over $600M seems fine to me.

In the range of Big Hero 6, that would be fine I guess.

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In the range of Big Hero 6, that would be fine I guess.

In France and the rest of Europe it will be much bigger.

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In France and the rest of Europe it will be much bigger.

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Let's hope so, and it could depends on the exchange rates in Europe.

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Let's hope so, and it could depends on the exchange rates in Europe.

In France it made only $11M.

No matter how bad the exchange rates are TGD will make more.

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450 M is a good target imo.

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Opens in around 70% of market place on Nov 25th weekend

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TGD may not be released in China due to the quota.

Usually, Disney has 6-7 quotas per year...others have more potentials making money   

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Dunno about you guys but I think a solid target for any non-franchise film is to end up in the Yearly Top 10 worldwide and/or earn more than the previous year's 10th biggest film worldwide. Given that Hunger Games, Spectre and Star Wars are all gonna surpass Mission Impossible 5 (would be a complete debacle if they didn't) and assuming no other film will reach that level, Good Dinosaur has to at least surpass 50 Shades of Grey to get into the Top 10 (ie. make more than $570M). Last year, Interstellar was #10 and earned $675M. So although earning above $675M is what I'm hoping for, a final gross in the low 600s will be fine too.

 

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?view2=worldwide&yr=2015&p=.htm

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?view2=worldwide&yr=2014&p=.htm

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I target 700m and hope for 800. 450+ OS would be awesome. And if it turns out really good 500m is achievable too. Anything above 650m is easily a success for Pixar though.

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