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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Top Movies of All-time in China (Updated on May 16th, 2016)

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Rank Movie Ttitle Gross() Gross($) Admissions Country Year
#1 The Mermaid ¥3,391.4 $518.6 91.66  CHN/HK 2016 
#2 Monster Hunt ¥2,439.5 $392.8 65.93  CHN 2015 
#3 Furious 7 ¥2,426.6 $391.4 62.22  USA 2015 
#4 Transformers IV ¥1,977.6 $315.9 47.09  USA 2014 
#5 Mojin:The Lost Legend ¥1,682.1 $259.6 46.73  CHN 2015 
#6 Lost in HK ¥1,613.4 $252.9 48.89  CHN 2015 
#7 Zootopia ¥1,530.3 $236.5 45.01  USA 2016 
#8 Avengers:Ageof Ultron ¥1,464.4 $235.8 36.61  USA 2015 
#9 Goodbye Mr. Loser ¥1,441.5 $226.6 45.05  CHN 2015 
10 Jurrasic World ¥1,420.7 $229.1 37.39  USA 2015 
11 Avatar ¥1,382.0 $202.6 27.64  USA 2010 
12 Lost in Thailand ¥1,268.1 $204.2 39.63  CHN 2012 
13 Journey to the West ¥1,247.0 $199.8 31.18  CHN/HK 2013 
14 The Monkey King 2 ¥1,200.8 $183.6 32.45  CHN 2016 
15 Breakup Buddies ¥1,170.0 $190.2 34.41  CHN 2014 
16 Jian Bing Man ¥1,160.2 $186.8 35.16  CHN 2015 
17 The Man From Macau 3 ¥1,117.8 $170.9 31.05  CHN 2016 
18 Transformers III ¥1,071.6 $166.1 25.51  USA 2011 
19 The Monkey King ¥1,045.6 $171.4 24.90  CHN/HK 2014 
20 Captain America: Civil War ¥1,044.5 $160.7 29.84  USA 2016 
21 Kung Fu Panda 3 ¥1,001.8 $154.4 27.83  CHN/US 2016 
22 The Jungle Book ¥978.9 $150.6 28.79  USA 2016 
23 The Man From Macau  ¥974.7 $155.7 24.99  CHN/HK 2015 
24 Monkey King:Hero is Back ¥956.4 $154.0 27.33  CHN 2015 
25 Titanic 3D ¥946.2 $150.2 21.03  USA 2012 
26 Mr. Six ¥902.6 $138.9 29.12  CHN 2015 
27 The Taking Of Tiger Mountain ¥882.0 $142.3 21.51  CHN/HK 2014 
28 CZ12 ¥881.2 $141.4 22.03  CHN/HK 2012 
29 Mission: Impossible V ¥869.6 $137.8 26.35  USA 2015 
30 Star Wars: The Force Awakens ¥825.4 $126.0 22.31  USA 2016 
31 Detective Chinatown ¥823.4 $127.1 25.73  CHN 2015 
32 Ip Man 3 ¥770.3 $119.1 19.75  CHN/HK 2016 
33 The Hobbit: III ¥766.1 $123.6 19.15  USA 2015 
34 Interstellar ¥755.4 $123.0 20.98  USA 2014 
35 Iron Man 3 ¥754.9 $122.1 17.97  USA 2013 
36 Dragon Blade ¥744.1 $119.1 18.15  CHN 2015 
37 Captain America: TWS ¥733.9 $118.2 18.82  USA 2014 
38 Book Of Love ¥729.3 $112.2 22.10  CHN/HK 2016 
39 Terminator: Genisys ¥725.3 $116.8 19.60  USA 2015 
40 X-Men: Days of Future Past ¥723.0 $116.0 19.54  USA 2014 
41 So Young ¥719.2 $116.4 22.47  CHN 2013 
42 Personal Tailor ¥713.8 $117.8 19.83  CHN 2013 
43 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ¥709.3 $115.5 19.17  USA 2014 
44 Painted Skin 2 ¥702.1 $110.6 17.12  CHN 2012 
45 Wolf Totem ¥700.0 $111.8 17.95  CHN 2015 
46 Dad, Where are We Going ¥696.8 $114.8 21.78  CHN 2014 
47 Pacific Rim ¥694.7 $113.3 17.37  USA 2013 
48 Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe ¥682.8 $107.0 20.08  CHN 2015 
49 Mission: Impossible IV ¥672.3 $110.9 19.21  USA 2012 
50 Ant-Man ¥671.7 $106.3 18.66  USA 2015 
( All in Million,USD grosses/Admissions are estimated)
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7 movies of 2014 and, being in May, there already 4 released in 2015 (5 if we count Ultron, which should rank #11-13 on Sunday if I am not wrong). Absurd.

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That F7 number is just mind boggling.

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That F7 number is just mind boggling.

 

And it didn't even try to actively cater to them like TF4 did. All the action was between the US and Middle East.

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Top Animated movies in China
 
*1.Kung Fu Panda 2 - 617M -2011
*2.Big Hero 6 - 525M -2015  
*3.Ice Age 4 - 449M - 2012
*4.How to Train Your Dragon 2 - 409M -2014
*5.The Croods - 395M -2013
*6.Despicable Me 2 - 324M - 2014
*7.Frozen - 299M -2014
*8.Bonnie Bears 2 - 292M -2015
*9.Smurfs - 255M - 2011
10. Peguins of Madagascar - 251M
11.Bonnie Bears - 247M -2014
12.Rio 2 - 243M -2014
13.Madagascar 3 - 211M -2012
14. Monsters University -210M -2013
15.Kung Fu Panda - 190M -2008
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That F7 number is just mind boggling.

 

It's necessary to mention that all movies are post 2010 (Titanic made this list because of the 2012 release). That's just crazy. Avatar really kick-started the big bang of the Chinese film market.

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I'll update when AOU ends its run, its #3 right now.

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Top Midnight performance in CHINA  (OVER 5M yuan)

 

#1.Fast &Furious 7-----------52.2M----------4.12.2015  (Sunday)

#2.Age of Ultron--------------29.7M----------5.12.2015  (Tuesday)

#3.Trans4mers----------------20.5M-----------6.27.2014  (Friday)

#4.Iron Man 3-----------------12.4M-----------5.01.2013  (Wednesday, holiday)

#5.Trans3mers----------------12.0M----------7.21.2011  (Thursday)

#6.Titanic 3D-------------------9.5M-----------4.10.2012  (Tuesday)

#7.Jurassic World-------------8.6M-----------6.10.2015  (Tuesday)

#8.Gone with the Bullets-----6.9M----------12.18.2015  (Thursday)

#9.Tiny Times III -------------5.5M----------7.17.2015  (Thursday)

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^How does that translate to OD/OW numbers?

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Top Opening Day Grosses in China

#1.Fast &Furious 7---------398.7M----------4.12.2015  (3D)
#2.The Avengers 2---------217.2M----------5.12.2015  (3D)
#3.Trans4mers--------------194.8M----------6.27.2014  (3D)
#4.Monster Hunt-----------172.8M----------7.16.2015  (3D)
#5.Jian Bing Man ----------139.0M----------7.17.2015  (2D)
#6.Monkey King------------128.9M----------1.31.2014  (3D)
#7.Iron Man 3--------------122.0M---------- 5.01.2013  (3D)
#8.Dragon Blade -----------120.5M----------2.19.2015  (3D)
#9.Tiny Times 4 -----------112.0M---------  7.09.2015  (2D)
10.Jurassic World ---------109.0M---------  6.10.2015  (3D)
11.Tiny Times 3 -----------108.0M---------  7.17.2014  (2D)
12.Breakup Buddies-------103.6M---------  9.30.2014  (2D)
13.Transformers 3 --------102.3M---------  7.22.2011  (3D)
14.Foever Young------------97.8M---------- 7.10.2015  (2D)
15.Hobbit: BOFA -----------93.2M---------- 1.22.2015  (3D)

 
*opening days including midnights or previews

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Top Opening Day Grosses in China

#1.Fast &Furious 7---------398.7M----------4.12.2015  (3D)

#2.The Avengers 2---------217.2M----------5.12.2015  (3D)

#3.Trans4mers--------------194.8M----------6.27.2014  (3D)

#4.Monster Hunt-----------172.8M----------7.16.2015  (3D)

#5.Jian Bing Man ----------139.0M----------7.17.2015  (2D)

#6.Monkey King-------------128.9M----------1.31.2014  (3D)

#7.Iron Man 3---------------122.0M---------- 5.01.2013  (3D)

#8.Dragon Blade -----------120.5M----------2.19.2015  (3D)

#9.Tiny Times 4 -----------112.0M---------  7.09.2015  (2D)

10.Tiny Times 3 -----------108.0M---------  7.17.2014  (2D)

11.Breakup Buddies-------103.6M---------  9.30.2014  (2D)

12.Transformers 3 --------102.3M---------  7.22.2011  (3D)

13.Foever Young------------97.8M---------- 7.10.2015  (2D)

14.Hobbit: BOFA -----------93.2M---------- 1.22.2015  (3D)

15.Dawn of Apes ---------- 92.2M---------- 8.29.2014  (3D)

 

*opening days including midnights or previews

 

and what the JW ? 

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Top Single Day gross in China  (day in release)

#1.Fast &Furious 7--------398.7M----------4.12.2015  (OD)*

#2.The Avengers 2--------238.5M----------5.16.2015  (5th)

#3.Fast &Furious 7--------228.0M----------4.18.2015  (7th)

#4.Trans4mers-------------223.1M----------6.28.2014  (2nd)

#5.The Avengers 2--------217.2M----------5.12.2015  (OD)*

#6.Trans4mers-------------213.4M----------6.29.2014  (3rd)

#7.Trans4mers-------------194.8M----------6.27.2014  (OD)*

#8.Fast &Furious 7--------187.2M----------4.13.2015  (2nd)

#9.Fast &Furious 7--------187.0M----------4.19.2015  (8th)

10.Monster Hunt-----------185.2M----------7.18.2015  (3rd)

11.Monster Hunt-----------179.3M----------7.16.2015  (4th)

12.Monster Hunt-----------172.8M----------7.16.2015  (OD)*

13.The Avengers 2--------170.1M----------5.16.2015  (6th)

14.Jurassic World ---------169.9M----------6.13.2015  (4th)

15.Fast &Furious 7--------167.0M----------4.14.2015  (3rd)

16.Jian Bing Man ---------152.0M---------7.17.2015  (2nd)

17.Jurassic World ---------145.9M----------6.14.2015  (7th)

18.Fast &Furious 7--------145.0M----------4.17.2015  (6th)

19.Jian Bing Man ---------139.0M----------7.17.2015  (OD)

20.Fast &Furious 7--------138.0M----------4.15.2015  (4th)

21.Jian Bing Man ---------135.5M----------7.19.2015  (3rd)

22.Trans4mers-------------130.2M----------7.05.2014  (4th)

23.Monkey King------------128.9M----------1.31.2014  (OD)*

24.The Avengers 2--------125.9M----------5.16.2015  (4th)

25.Journey to the West --125.7M----------2.14.2013  (5th)

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and what the JW ? 

fixed

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Top Single Day gross in China  (day in release)
#1.Fast &Furious 7--------398.7M----------4.12.2015  (OD)*

#2.Lost in Hong Kong----247.0M----------9.26.2015 (2nd)
#3.The Avengers 2--------238.5M----------5.16.2015  (5th)
#4.Fast &Furious 7--------228.0M----------4.18.2015  (7th)

#5.Lost in Hong Kong----226.5M----------9.27.2015 (3rd)

#6.Mojin--------------------226.3M----------12.19.2015(2nd)
#7.Trans4mers-------------223.1M----------6.28.2014  (2nd)
#8.The Avengers 2--------217.2M----------5.12.2015  (OD)*
#9.Trans4mers-------------213.4M----------6.29.2014  (3rd)

10.Lost in Hong Kong-----211.0M----------9.25.2015  (OD)*

11.Star Wars EP7----------210.0M----------1.09.2015  (OD)*

12.Mojin---------------------203.7M----------12.20.2015(3rd)
13.Trans4mers-------------194.8M----------6.27.2014  (OD)*
14.Fast &Furious 7--------187.2M----------4.13.2015  (2nd)
15.Fast &Furious 7--------187.0M----------4.19.2015  (8th)
16.Monster Hunt-----------185.2M----------7.18.2015  (3rd)
17.Monster Hunt-----------179.3M----------7.16.2015  (4th)
18.Monster Hunt-----------172.8M----------7.16.2015  (OD)*
19.The Avengers 2--------170.1M----------5.16.2015  (6th)
20.Jurassic World ---------169.9M----------6.13.2015  (4th)
21.Fast &Furious 7--------167.0M----------4.14.2015  (3rd)
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@The Good Olive thank you for the update

title = date update?

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Shows the power of a studio to turn a decent but hardly record-breaking number into a record for PR.

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Can someone post all time china bo monsters.  Updated to current stats please, ?

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