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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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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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension scared up $13.5 million from 46 markets over the weekend. The film took the top spot in 5 of its 13 new markets, including franchise records in Argentina ($919k from 160 locations), Indonesia ($606k from 160 locations), and Panama ($490k from 129 locations). Germany was the top hold-over in a weekend that welcomed $1.4 million from 355 locations ($3.9M cume), followed by France's $1.2 million from 185 locations ($4.1M cume).Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension has grossed $37.8 million overseas and $51.2 million worldwide.

Source: BoxOffice.com

Looks like this broke a franchise record in Panama

when they said 129 locations they mean 129 theaters or 129 screens? We dont have so many theaters 

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I think locations are screens. And with Panama they mean the whole Central American and Northern Caribbean territory.

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Spectre easily won Friday!

 

@RentrakCentroamérica TOP 5 VIE
007 Spectre/
Actividad Paranormal 5/
Hotel Transylvania 2/
Último Cazador de Brujas/
Escalofríos/

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Spectre wins the weekend.

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@RentrakCentroAm: #Spectre007 logró en su primer FS en Centroamérica los USD $689,357 superando los USD $505,801 obtenidos por #007SKYFALL en el 2012.

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8 hours ago, Purple Minion said:

@RentrakCentroAm: #Spectre007 logró en su primer FS en Centroamérica los USD $689,357 superando los USD $505,801 obtenidos por #007SKYFALL en el 2012.

 

 

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Thats quite strong for the region right? 

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Seems alright, even with lower ER it managed to increase the OW gross in USD.

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Weekend 20-22 November. MJ2 5th biggest opening of 2015.

 

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Top 5 OW in 2015, as per @RentrakCentroAm:

  1. FF7
  2. Avengers Age of Ultron
  3. Minions
  4. Jurassic World
  5. MJ2
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TGD #1

 

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04-06 Dec: TGD repeats at #1, Heart of The Sea and MJ2 complete the Top 3.

 

 

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No weekend info, but Rentrak informs that MJ2 is already the 8th best grossing movie of the year...

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7 hours ago, Purple Minion said:

No weekend info, but Rentrak informs that MJ2 is already the 8th best grossing movie of the year...

 

 

According to the-numbers.com:

 

Central America 11/19/2015 -   118 - $3,142,846  
Edited by A District 3 Engineer
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The calm before the storm troopers ... TGD #1 again on Wednesday.

 

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I would assume TFA is #1 on Central America, Rentrak hasn't tweeted recently. But Deadline reports that Krampus had a US$195k debut at 80 dates in Panama.

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35 minutes ago, Purple Minion said:

I would assume TFA is #1 on Central America, Rentrak hasn't tweeted recently. But Deadline reports that Krampus had a US$195k debut at 80 dates in Panama.

I guess that include all Central America right? Why no report each country?

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Yes, Central America and some Caribbean territories. It's a reporting convention:

 

On 31/7/2015 at 3:18 AM, Rth said:

FYI

  • Central America (usually reported as Panama)

CA/Panama

typically includes Panama, Aruba, Bonaire, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, couple others

 

 

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Admissions for TFA, as per @Renaud originel:

COSTA RICA : 244 292
GUATEMALA : 161 627
PANAMA : 148 073
EL SALVADOR : 114 158

May reflect the market size of individual countries.

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Yeah it seems right with the population of each country

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At last, an update from Rentrak. Fifth Wave #1!

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