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 Animated movies in China(Updated on Oct.12th, 2015)

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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

 

(yuan = 0.1613 USD on May 16th, 2015)

 

 

 

 

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Minions will the first movie to hit $100M, and KFP3 will destroy everything next year.

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good god, KFP2 was huge, in 2011 no less.

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Its literally surprising and shocking (well, i knew this already so not actually to me)that in a market that has grown to nearly triple of what it was 5 years ago, A movie from 2011 still tops this table and with a 100m yuan lead, no less. There's no way in Hell KFP3 ends below 400m $ next year.

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Of the pixar movies, Finding Dory and Toy Story 4 should be big, the latter could make $100M, TS3 only made sub-20M.

 

Their original movies will still be hard to sell.

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Home ended its run in China with 172M yuan($27.5M)

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Home ended its run in China with 172M yuan($27.5M)

Meh.

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Blah, the chinese BO is so frustrating. None of these films are any good, these wouldn't make anybody's top animated films list, IMHO.

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Big Hero 6 and Doraemon  breakouts just show that Chinese moviegoers can support animated movies as long as they look appealing.

 

Disney really needs to promote Pixar well to China.

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I'm hoping Doraemon will crawl into the Top 10! 

 

Why crawl? it's sprinting past it, this isn't at all close.

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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.Stand by Me: Doraemon - 327M -2015

*7.Despicable Me 2 - 324M - 2014

*8.Frozen - 299M -2014

*9.Bonnie Bears 2 - 292M -2015

10.Smurfs - 255M - 2011

11. Peguins of Madagascar - 251M

12.Bonnie Bears - 247M -2014

13.Rio 2 - 243M -2014

14.Madagascar 3 - 211M -2012

15. Monsters University -210M -2013

16.Kung Fu Panda - 190M -2008

 

(yuan = 0.1612 USD on June 2nd, 2015)

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Kung Fu Panda 3 setting itself up to break records: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-china-dreamworks-20150609-story.html#page=1

 

The creation of Oriental DreamWorks has already resulted in preferential treatment for "Kung Fu Panda 3" in China. The movie's recent designation as co-production will allow the company to receive a larger share of revenue than foreign studios typically receive when their films are allowed into China under its quota system.
 

And the movie has secured a choice release date over the Chinese New Year holiday, a period typically reserved for domestic productions.
 

The movie is breaking new ground by having two versions, in which characters are animated so that their speech is in sync with both English and Mandarin. To create the Mandarin-language version will take about 25% more time and effort, adding to the budget of the film that's estimated near $140 million.


"The first few projects that we do are going to take longer and they're going to be potentially more expensive than what we would normally be planning to do," said Prashant Buyyala, head of Oriental DreamWorks' animation studio. "But that's all part of the process of building a world-class animation studio."

 
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Doraemon at #3 now right? 

Doraemon now beat big hero 6

 

As 6/24 its box office is 528M (28 days)

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Will IO crawl to top 15?

I hope it sprints towards the Top 5! :D

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Top Animated movies in China

 

*1.Kung Fu Panda 2 - 617M -2011

*2.Doraemon - 528M -2015  

*3.Big Hero 6 - 525M -2015  

*4.Ice Age 4 - 449M - 2012

*5.How to Train Your Dragon 2 - 409M -2014

*6.The Croods - 395M -2013

*7.Despicable Me 2 - 324M - 2014

*8.Frozen - 299M -2014

*9.Bonnie Bears 2 - 292M -2015

*10.Smurfs - 255M - 2011

11. Peguins of Madagascar - 251M - 2014

12.Bonnie Bears - 247M -2014

13.Rio 2 - 243M -2014

14.Madagascar 3 - 211M -2012

15.Monsters University -210M -2013

16.Kung Fu Panda - 190M -2008

 

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Minions will beat KFP2 easily and Inside out likely makes MU numbers.

 

 

 

 

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