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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Guys anyone knows when Minions will be in China?

IMDB says it's only a DVD premiere in November?

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Guys anyone knows when Minions will be in China?

IMDB says it's only a DVD premiere in November?

Late August or early September

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So IMDB lists September 1 for IO.

Hope to hear about China for Minions soon...

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When TMK passes KF Panda 2, this list will be updated yeah?

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When TMK passes KF Panda 2, this list will be updated yeah?

Yes, later today.

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Top Animated movies in China

*1.The Monkey King: Hero is Back --- 632M -----2015 

*2.Kung Fu Panda 2 ---------------------- 617M -----2011

*3.Doraemon - ---------------------------- 528M ----- 2015  

*4.Big Hero 6 - ----------------------------525M -----2015  

*5.Ice Age 4 --------------------------------449M ---- 2012

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

*7.The Croods ----------------------------- 395M ----2013

*8.Despicable Me 2 ----------------------- 324M ----2014

*9.Frozen ------------------------------------299M ----2014

*10.Bonnie Bears 2 ----------------------- 292M ----2015

11.Smurfs ----------------------------------- 255M --- 2011

12 Peguins of Madagascar ---------------- 251M --- 2014

13.Bonnie Bears ---------------------------- 247M ---2014

14.Rio 2 -------------------------------------- 243M ----2014

15.Madagascar 3 ---------------------------- 211M ----2012

16. Monsters University ------------------- 210M ----2013

17.Kung Fu Panda -------------------------- 190M ---2008

18.Home -------------------------------------- 173M----2008

19.Pleasant Goat 4 ---------------------------168M ----2012

20.Ice Age 3 ---------------------------------- 154M ---2009

Foreign movie

1$=6.21 YUAN July 24th, 2015

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Top Animated movies in China(150M+)

Yuan/USD, Movie Title, Year of Release

956M/$159.3M, The Monkey King: Hero is Back , 2015 

617M/*$94.9M, Kung Fu Panda 2, 2011

528M/*$85.2M, Doraemon: Stand by Me, 2015  

525M/*$84.9M, Big Hero 6, 2015  

449M/*$70.7M, Ice Age 4,2012

409M/*$66.2M, How to Train Your Dragon 2, 2014

395M/*$64.3M, The Croods, 2013

324M/*$53.1M, Despicable Me 2, 2014

299M/*$48.6M, Frozen, 2014

292M/*$47.1M, Bonnie Bears 2, 2015

255M/*$40.3M, Smurfs, 2011

251M/*$40.8M, Peguins of Madagascar, 2014

247M/*$40.5M, Bonnie Bears, 2014

243M/*$39.2M, Rio 2, 2014

211M/*$33.2M, Madagascar 3, 2012

210M/*$34.4M, Monsters University, 2013

190M/*$27.7M, Kung Fu Panda, 2008

173M/*$27.9M, Home, 2015

168M/*$26.4M, Pleasant Goat 4, 2012

154M/*$22.6M, Ice Age 3, 2009

 

USD totals are estimated.

Edited by Kylin Zhang

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Top Animated movies in China(150M+)

Yuan/USD, Movie Title, Year of Release

956M/$159.3M, The Monkey King: Hero is Back , 2015 

617M/*$94.9M, Kung Fu Panda 2, 2011

528M/*$85.2M, Doraemon: Stand by Me, 2015  

525M/*$84.9M, Big Hero 6, 2015  

449M/*$70.7M, Ice Age 4,2012

436M/*$68.6M, Minions,2015

409M/*$66.2M, How to Train Your Dragon 2, 2014

395M/*$64.3M, The Croods, 2013

324M/*$53.1M, Despicable Me 2, 2014

299M/*$48.6M, Frozen, 2014

292M/*$47.1M, Bonnie Bears 2, 2015

255M/*$40.3M, Smurfs, 2011

251M/*$40.8M, Peguins of Madagascar, 2014

247M/*$40.5M, Bonnie Bears, 2014

243M/*$39.2M, Rio 2, 2014

211M/*$33.2M, Madagascar 3, 2012

210M/*$34.4M, Monsters University, 2013

190M/*$27.7M, Kung Fu Panda, 2008

173M/*$27.9M, Home, 2015

168M/*$26.4M, Pleasant Goat 4, 2012

154M/*$22.6M, Ice Age 3, 2009

 

USD totals are estimated.

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I guess BOM has outdated information for IA4. It lists China gross at $67,891,012.

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I guess BOM has outdated information for IA4. It lists China gross at $67,891,012.

Maybe I used different exchange rate from them.

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Zootopia will be No.1 

Panda is 2nd rank,again

never thought that before

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Animated Champion in China:

The Lion King - 41.3M (1995-2008)

Kung-fu Panda - 186m (2008-2011)

Kung-fu Panda2 - 617M (2011-2015.7.25)

TMK:Hero is back - 956M (2015.7.25-2016.2.27)

Kung-fu Panda3 - 960M+ (2016.2.27-2016.3.19)

Zootopia - 1B+ (from now)

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Top Animated movies in China(150M+)
Yuan/USD, Movie Title, Year of Release

1.53B/$236.0M, Zootopia, 2016

1.00B/$153.5M, Kung Fu Panda 3, 2016
956M/$159.3M, The Monkey King: Hero is Back , 2015 
617M/*$94.9M, Kung Fu Panda 2, 2011
528M/*$85.2M, Doraemon: Stand by Me, 2015  
525M/*$84.9M, Big Hero 6, 2015  
449M/*$70.7M, Ice Age 4,2012
436M/*$68.6M, Minions,2015
409M/*$66.2M, How to Train Your Dragon 2, 2014
395M/*$64.3M, The Croods, 2013
324M/*$53.1M, Despicable Me 2, 2014
299M/*$48.6M, Frozen, 2014
292M/*$47.1M, Bonnie Bears 2, 2015
255M/*$40.3M, Smurfs, 2011
251M/*$40.8M, Peguins of Madagascar, 2014
247M/*$40.5M, Bonnie Bears, 2014
243M/*$39.2M, Rio 2, 2014
211M/*$33.2M, Madagascar 3, 2012
210M/*$34.4M, Monsters University, 2013
190M/*$27.7M, Kung Fu Panda, 2008
173M/*$27.9M, Home, 2015
168M/*$26.4M, Pleasant Goat 4, 2012
154M/*$22.6M, Ice Age 3, 2009

 
USD totals are estimated.

Edited by Olive
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Rank Movie Ttitle Gross() Gross($) Date
#1 Zootopia ¥1,530.3 $234.0 2016/3/4
#2 Kung Fu Panda 3 ¥1,001.8 $154.4 2016/1/29
#3 The Monkey King: Hero is Back ¥956.4 $154.0 2015/7/10
#4  Kung Fu Panda 2 ¥617.0 $94.9 2011/5/28
#5 Big Fish & Begonia ¥565.1 $84.5 2016/7/8
#6 Doraemon: Stand by Me ¥530.3 $85.4 2015/5/28
#7 Big Hero 6 ¥526.7 $84.1 2015/2/28
#8 Angry Birds ¥513.8 $78.4 2016/5/20
#9 Ice Age 4 ¥449.0 $73.4 2012/7/27
10 Ice Age 5 ¥447.2 $67.3 2016/8/23
11 Minions ¥435.7 $68.6 2015/9/13
12 How to Train Your Dragon 2 ¥406.0 $65.5 2014/8/14
13 The Croods ¥393.9 $63.4 2013/4/20
14 THE Secret Life of Pets ¥389.1 $58.6 2016/8/2
15 L.O.R.D ¥382.6 $57.4 2016/9/30
16 Despicable Me 2 ¥323.8 $53.3 2014/1/10
17 Frozen ¥299.0 $48.6 2014/2/25
18 Bonnie Bears 2 ¥295.4 $47.3 2015/1/30
19 Bonnie Bears 3 ¥287.4 $43.9 2016/1/16
20 Smurfs ¥252.5 $39.5 2011/8/10
21 Finding Dory  ¥254.1 $38.6 2016/6/17
22 Peguins of Madagascar ¥253.1 $41.2 2014/11/14
23 Bonnie Bears  ¥247.8 $40.6 2014/1/17
24 Rio 2 ¥242.4 $39.0 2014/4/11
25 Madagascar 3 ¥211.0 $33.1 2012/6/8
26 Monsters University ¥210.0 $34.3 2013/8/23
27 Kung Fu Panda ¥190.0 $27.9 2008/6/20
28 Home ¥172.5 $27.8 2015/4/24
29 Pleasant Goat 4 ¥167.6 $26.6 2012/1/12
30  Ice Age 3 ¥157.3 $22.8 2009/7/8
( All in Million,USD grosses are estimated)
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All- 300M-plus movies are 3D.

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5 hours ago, Jiffy said:

What's the current record for a 2D animated release?

#29 of the chart above

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5 hours ago, Olive said:

#29 of the chart above

 

I see! Thank you.

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Posted (edited)

In 2016, 65 animated movies were released in China.

41 local animated movies made a total of 2.4B yuan, 24 foreign ones made 4.1B.

Animated movies accounted for 14.3% of yearly BO. 

Edited by Olive
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