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 HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY II | 371.7 M overseas | 653.4 M worldwide

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY I - 418.2 M

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China can be our saving grace -- if they somehow secure a November, 2015 release date.

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China can be our saving grace -- if they somehow secure a November, 2015 release date.

China is the key to $1B WW or not. :ph34r:

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Absolutely.

 

I can see $400m dom

and I can see $500m OS.  

 

With 3D and IMAX I can even see 950 but China will be essential it we want to reach that goal.

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3d helps mostly in Asia where Hunger Games franchise have been non-entity. I dont see a big boost. In big markets 3D is a liability. In China even MJ1 was released in 3D. I dont see this one coming close to 1B. Plus I doubt it will even get a good release as LG is not that big. I would say

 

375m domestic

475m OS

850m WW.

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Haha, BD2 made $537m OS in 2D, CF made more than all Twilight movies except the last one, why the hell It would make only $475m??

BD2 had a $100m jump from BD1 numbers.

A jump like this would put MJ2 to at least $514m, but It will have 3D to help more.

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Haha, BD2 made $537m OS in 2D, CF made more than all Twilight movies except the last one, why the hell It would make only $475m??

BD2 had a $100m jump from BD1 numbers.

A jump like this would put MJ2 to at least $514m, but It will have 3D to help more.

 

Just because BD2 increased that much MJ2 is not going to. Plus you realize dollar has strengthened since MJ1 release. And to reiterate HG franchise is a non-entity in Asia where you benefit from 3d. So I dont see much 3d boost here.

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Well, since CF was bigger than any Twilight movie, except the last one, I'd say a $100m+ jump is pretty much locked.

And about 3D, MJ1 easily surpass THG & CF in China thanks to 3D, even with only 2 weeks in theaters. I can see a huge 3D boost WW.

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This crap will fly past $500m

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A reminder that:

- The Hunger Games (2012) was released in June (global release date was March) and grossed $10m in its first week, with a $27m total.

- Catching Fire (2013) secured a November release date (global release date was November) and opened to $12m ($11m second week) but was released on the same day as Gravity, which ended its China gross with $70m. Catching Fire ended its run in China with $27m total.

- Mockingjay - Part 1 (2015) was released in February, and a cancelled appearance from the cast. It was released in 3D, and made $10m opening day! But only spent two weeks in China to make room for local films in time for CNY, and ended its run with $35m.

Does anyone have Breaking Dawn P1 and 2's China box office numbers?

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