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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K1stpierre

Finding Dory #1 DOM Movie of 2016 DOM total $482M, the odds are looking good in our favor! Shout out to Mahnamahna for being the closest w/o being over!

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Its without a doubt that Finding Dory is going to be huge, the question is how huge. We all saw how Toy Story 3 opened after the long wait: 110M OW, 415M DOM total. Nemo was loved and was down as a classic by pretty much most people, including myself. It's been what, 10+ years since then, I think the general audience is going to go crazy for this (um, JW example anyone?). Families are going to flock to this, and even older adults too as ten years ago they remembered the classic they loved, and will look forward to the sequel. The potential for this is huge.

 

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Will Look For Dory:

 

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The Panda -- 550M

MrFanaticGuy34 -- 163M/ 545M

K1stpierre -- 135/513M

Ethan Hunt -- 150/500M

mahnamahna -- 135.5M/ 475M.

The Good Olive -- 460M

DAJK -- 140M/ 450M

CelestialFairylX -- 135/500+

LaneFair -- 133/M/ 468M

BourneFan#1 -- 130M/ 460M

Skykisser

Tribefan695

DAR

eXtacy

DamienRoc

killimano3

xSabrinax

Noctis

Box Office Freak

 

 

 

 

Will Abandon Dory:

 

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WrathofHan -- 460M

Owen McGrady -- 452M

Tupek -- 120M/ 430M

Kalo -- 430m

Gokai Red -- 130/425M

WrathOfHan -- 425M

Johnnygossamer -- 425M

peludo -- 110/420M

avi -- 110/410M

Icicle -- 400M

DynamiX -- 360M

North Stars -- 100M/ 350M

Telemachos -- mid 300's

Treeroy Simontan -- 345M

Empire

Mulder

Ray G

Keysersoze123

Red-Ops 9

Exterminus

theStun

grey ghost

Clef Ment

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IN!!

150/500M

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Um not sure... but it should definitely be in the top 3. After this year so far, you can't discount something breaking out in a big way.

 

Batman v. Superman - $145/$400

Civil War - $150M/$385M

Dory - $140/$450

Rogue One - $130/$450

 

So far I have it tied for first, but again I don't want to discount something breaking out. I think it could pull ahead of everything else, unless Rogue One ends up doing the right thing (in my opinion) and including Vader, then all bets are off.

 

What the heck, IN!

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Um not sure... but it should definitely be in the top 3. After this year so far, you can't discount something breaking out in a big way.

 

Batman v. Superman - $145/$400

Civil War - $150M/$385M

Dory - $140/$450

Rogue One - $130/$450

 

So far I have it tied for first, but again I don't want to discount something breaking out. I think it could pull ahead of everything else, unless Rogue One ends up doing the right thing (in my opinion) and including Vader, then all bets are off.

 

What the heck, IN!

That's my boy B)

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Um not sure... but it should definitely be in the top 3. After this year so far, you can't discount something breaking out in a big way.

 

Batman v. Superman - $145/$400

Civil War - $150M/$385M

Dory - $140/$450

Rogue One - $130/$450

 

So far I have it tied for first, but again I don't want to discount something breaking out. I think it could pull ahead of everything else, unless Rogue One ends up doing the right thing (in my opinion) and including Vader, then all bets are off.

 

What the heck, IN!

rogue one 450 are you high

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Good club but is Finding Nemo more beloved than the 2 Toy Story films were before TS3?

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Good club but is Finding Nemo more beloved than the 2 Toy Story films were before TS3?

Oh absolutely! Finding Nemo is a classic right up there with others. Many people loved Finding Nemo, just as much as Toy Story and 2.

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Oh absolutely! Finding Nemo is a classic right up there with others. Many people loved Finding Nemo, just as much as Toy Story and 2.

Alrighty then. IN. OW:$130M, Total: $460M

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Out. This will not outgross Toy Story 3/Frozen. 

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Out. This will not outgross Toy Story 3/Frozen.

This will reach a much larger audience than Frozen.
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Keli's club overshadowing mine got me like :(

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2016 is a BIG year so it's tough but I'm new here so I'm in just for the fun of it.

 

133/468

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rogue one 450 are you high

No (and never been) but rather just a blind fanboy who is letting his bias show :P

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Easily in.

$163M OW

$545M DOM

It's a Pixar sequel...and it's getting extremely hyped by tons of people.

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I like this club.

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Out. This will not outgross Toy Story 3/Frozen.

Well technically the club doesn't need it to out-gross either of those, just has to win 2016 ;)

T5 I think will continue to slide domestically, the interest for Transformers has peaked IMO.

Sup/Bat is still iffy and isn't a lock for anything. I remember the insane predictions that were made for MOS and none were true. I think this will increase from MOS, but not by much. I'd say 145/362.5 because I don't think legs will be much. I have similar numbers for Civil war too.

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I like this club.

Does that "like" mean you're in? :)

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Good club but is Finding Nemo more beloved than the 2 Toy Story films were before TS3?

 

Yes, easily. Toy Story isn't even as beloved as Shrek.

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