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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Olive

Monthly/Quarterly/Yearly Box Office Watch

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August?

 

August box office was 3.62B, +41% from the same month of 2014, a heathy increase although Aug 2014 only increased 10% from Aug 2013.

 

Yealy box office by Aug 31 is over 29.3B. If the rest four months follow a 41% growth on average, 2015 will reach 42.5B. I expect a 3.7B Sep/Oct, a sub 3B Nov and a 3.5~4B Dec, which makes a 43.2B+ 2015. Looking for surprise.

 
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Jan.1st ~Sep 30th
 
YTD box office 32.78 billion yuan, +49.3% vs last year(21.95b).
 
Sep 2015 box office reached 3.423 billion yuan, all time best and 82% increase over last September.
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Jan.1st ~Sep 30th

YTD box office 32.78 billion yuan, +49.3% vs last year(21.95b).

Sep 2015 box office reached 3.423 billion yuan, all time best and 82% increase over last September.

Jaw dropping... Looks like 50% increase from last year is a given.

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October 4.202 billion yuan, +52% over last year

Local movies accounted for 73.5%.

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November 2015

Monthly BO tally 2.658B yuan, 82.47M admissions

less than 20% increase thanks to Spectre and Mj2'S underperformance

 

 

Yearly BO hit 40B yuan on Thursday, last year's tally was 29.7B.

I predict a 4.4B finish for 2015, +48% compared to 2014.

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On ‎12‎/‎3‎/‎2015‎ ‎11‎:‎21‎:‎20‎, The Good Olive said:

November 2015

Monthly BO tally 2.658B yuan, 82.47M admissions

less than 20% increase thanks to Spectre and Mj2'S underperformance

 

 

Yearly BO hit 40B yuan on Thursday, last year's tally was 29.7B.

I predict a 4.4B finish for 2015, +48% compared to 2014.

under 800m for thru dec 10, anything big coming up to get to 4B+ for the month? this weekend looks quiet

it needs about 3.7b yuan this month to crack $7B for the year

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7 hours ago, jiangsen said:

January '16 - RMB 3.8B, +47% over last year. 

I think it's more like  4.064B yuan3.834 b

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February 2016

Monthly BO 6.87B yuan, +67% over last Feb;+25% over last monthly record. 

192.5M Admissions +78%

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On 1/3/2016 at 6:24 PM, Olive said:

February 2016

Monthly BO 6.87B yuan, +67% over last Feb;+25% over last monthly record. 

 

First time China monthly gross has beaten domestic

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15 hours ago, eXtacy said:

 

First time China monthly gross has beaten domestic

Second time it's beaten US, first time North America

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On Thursday, March 03, 2016 at 9:28 AM, jiangsen said:

Second time it's beaten US, first time North America

You're comparing GMO super sized apples to crab apples. Feb is china's biggest month by far, its one of domestics lowest.

It's 20% lower than last domestics dec, a better comparison.  

 

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26 minutes ago, No Prisoners said:

You're comparing GMO super sized apples to crab apples. Feb is china's biggest month by far, its one of domestics lowest.

It's 20% lower than last domestics dec, a better comparison.  

 

Still, this Feb was the second highest Feb on record for NA...not too shabby that China easily crushed it.

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@Olive Do you have a reporrt on theaters being built this year?

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17 minutes ago, No Prisoners said:

@Olive Do you have a reporrt on theaters being built this year?

No,we may have to wait for the half-year report.

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March 2015 = 2.91B yuan

March 2016 = 3.75B yuan (+29%)

 

Q1 of 2015  9.58B

Q1 of 2016 14.5B yuan (+51%)

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April 2015 - 4.09B RMB

April 2016 - 3.11B RMB (- 24%)

 

Biggest YOY monthly drop in recent history

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