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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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Purple Minion

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Central America Box Office | The Beast roars to $3M in a week! What a Beauty!

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Couldn't find any thread about Central America Box Office so here's so info.

For box office purposes, Central America consists of seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, with a combined population of around 43 million and a strong GDP growth.

In 2014, according to Rentrak, Central American cinemas grossed $107,184,606, up from $104,553,755 in 2013 and $ 94,814,293 in 2012: growth of about 13% in two years. There were 93 performing theaters in all of Central America in 2012, and 96 in 2013 and 2014,

Across Central America in 2014 the highest grossing movies were all studio blockbusters:

1. Transformers: Age of Extinction
2. Rio 2
3. Maleficent
4. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
6. The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part 1
7. X Men: Days of Future Past
8. The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies
9. How to Train Your Dragon 2
10. Guardians of the Galaxy

In Panama, the top 10 for 2014 were:

1. Transformers: Age of Extinction
2. Rio 2
3. Maleficent
4. X Men: Days of Future Past
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
7. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
8. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
9. The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part 1
10. Annabelle

An adventure drama from Costa Rica, “Maikol Yordan”, opened in Dec 2014; it grossed $1,080,511 in Costa Rica in 2014, with accumulated gross of $3,528,104. That's a lot for a country with just 4.5 million people!

More details here: http://variety.com/2015/film/festivals/iff-panama-central-america-on-the-right-track-for-growth-1201470751/

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This is so cool, It is a small but very important market for Latin America

 

Too bad we have so little information and updates  :mellow:

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Manu, you are from Panama. It says on the - numbers.com that Fast 7 did $10m in Panama. Is that possible?

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The region of latin America we know the less about given most of it is still very poor and it's relatively small in terms of population..But still I'm interested :)

Panama and Costa Rica are particularly interesting, they're probably the biggest markets.

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Manu, you are from Panama. It says on the - numbers.com that Fast 7 did $10m in Panama. Is that possible?

 

I just saw that  :wacko:

 

It is impossible, we are only 4 million people

 

Also we only have 13 cinemas I think  (3 cinemark, 3 cinepolis and the rest are smaller)
 
there are many under construction right now, it is certain that the box office continues to rise but not for 10 million  :ph34r:
 
maybe it's 1 million
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The region of latin America we know the less about given most of it is still very poor and it's relatively small in terms of population..But still I'm interested :)

Panama and Costa Rica are particularly interesting, they're probably the biggest markets.

 

Panama is the country with the highest economic growth in the last years of the region and tickets are still cheap

 

$5.00 normal and maybe $7.00 3D average 

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Manu, you are from Panama. It says on the - numbers.com that Fast 7 did $10m in Panama. Is that possible?

 

Maybe what they write as Panama is really the entire region of Central America, which have in the past been reported together.

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Maybe what they write as Panama is really the entire region of Central America, which have in the past been reported together.

That is correct , Panama is often reported as pretty much all central AM, other areas world similar some Middle eastern countries are combined, South Africa total is several other countries. well take US (or domestic) it includes Canada, other US territories PR,

Panama itself is almost at $us2m

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That is correct , Panama is often reported as pretty much all central AM, other areas world similar some Middle eastern countries are combined, South Africa total is several other countries. well take US (or domestic) it includes Canada, other US territories PR,

Panama itself is almost at $us2m

 

Wow I did not know this

 

Thanks Rth!!

 

Uruguay has a much bigger box office than Panama? As we have similar populations

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That is correct , Panama is often reported as pretty much all central AM, other areas world similar some Middle eastern countries are combined, South Africa total is several other countries. well take US (or domestic) it includes Canada, other US territories PR,

Panama itself is almost at $us2m

 

Thanks for the confirmation.

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From Deadline: JW took the record as the biggest opening day of all time in Panama.

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From Deadline: JW took the record as the biggest opening day of all time in Panama.

 

Its amazing!!

 

Every theater is completely sold out the whole weekend  :blink:

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From Deadline: In Panama, JW was also the studio’s top opening ever.

 

I reckon they refer to the whole Central America market with Panama...

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en-gb"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Top 5 Centroamérica&#10;1. Minions &#10;2. Intensamente&#10;3. Terminator Genesis  &#10;4. Mundo Jurasico&#10;5. Dos Locas en Fuga</p>&mdash; RentrakCentroamérica (@RentrakCentroAm) <a href="

10, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Yesterday was children's day here

 

it had some effect on Minions I guess

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Some totals from TheNumbers.com:

 

Minions: US$8,520,565.

Jurassic World: US$7,606,503.

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BoxOffice.com

Ted 2 opened on top in Panama and Central America.

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Weekend 21-24 August 2015 - Top 5

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