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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kayumanggi

DEADPOOL | 420.0 M overseas ● 783.1 M worldwide

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Over / under FANTASTIC FOUR (111.9 M)?

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November 23: "Deapool OS O/U FF OS?"

Months later: "More like: O/U Kingsman"
It's so easy to say that some days before the launch...

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From Honk Kong forum: 

Deadpool $814,268 Tuesday OD

 

More here: 

 

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Watch this blow up and go 400 to 500 million WW, huge huge crowdpleaser.

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13 hours ago, TimmyRiggins said:

Watch this blow up and go 400 to 500 million WW, huge huge crowdpleaser.

would be nice, still the rating might hurt ... >300mil would be a huge success

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Looks like it's huge in France.

 

France, Germany and UK should make $50m+ alone, this is going to blow past 300m WW easily.

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It IS Huge in France. 285000 admissions OD, looks like at least 1.2m admissions for the OW, could easily go higher, though.
Only being on 480 screens doesn't help, obviouly, but this is incredible.

With Australia overperforming, too and the US going through the roof now, 500m WW seems the floor.

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And more from Deadline:

 

In the UK, Deadpool livened up the box office with $3.4M on opening day Wednesday (including Tuesday night previews). It is No. 1 in the market and is the biggest Fox opening day ever for a 15-rated movie. At 42% higher than Days Of Future Past, it’s the 5th highest opening day for a Marvel film and the 2nd biggest grossing IMAX Wednesday opening ever, behind Spectre. Australia grossed $2.1M on Thursday which was its first day out. A clear No. 1 with 75% market share, Deadpool bowed eight times bigger than Zoolander 2. France embraced the foul-mouthed Wade Wilson with $1.8M on Wednesday (also including Tuesday night previews) and gave Deadpool the No. 1 spot with a start that was 6% bigger than DOFP.

 

Reynolds having made Taiwan the central hub for South East Asia had a profound effect on the market and boosted play in neighboring areas. Deadpool had a $1.4M opening day, Wednesday, in Taiwan which was after it took $1.7M in sneaks on Monday and Tuesday. At No. 1 in the market and 62% bigger than DOFP, Deadpool scored the biggest Fox opening day ever there and the biggest IMAX opening of all time. With a $650K opening Tuesday in Hong Kong, the pic was No. 1 and, impressively, made history as the industry’s biggest Chinese New Year single day ever. This is also Fox and IMAX’s top debut ever. Wednesday dipped 3% from opening day, to $630K.

 

Elsewhere, the Philippines saw a $357K opening Wednesday which is the best first day ever for an R-rated picture. In Belgium, a $270K kick-off on Wednesday is the top superhero opening ever. The comps here include 22% bigger than The Dark Knight Rises, 41% bigger than Avengers 2 and 86% over DOFP. Singapore picked up $205K on Thursday for the industry’s best opening day ever at an M18 rating.

 

http://deadline.com/2016/02/deadpool-overseas-box-office-record-launch-results-1201700854/

 

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Fox will be tempted to tame the sequel for a China release.

 

I hope they don't do it.

 

The reason the movie is so big is because it's uncompromising and crude.

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6 minutes ago, grey ghost said:

Fox will be tempted to tame the sequel for a China release.

 

I hope they don't do it.

 

The reason the movie is so big is because it's uncompromising and crude.

No need to pander to Chinese audience. Just keep the budget in check and sequel will be just as profitable.

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This is incredible. Deadpool is heading for one of the best openings in Russia ever. Even with those awful exchange rates it will have 10+ mln OW. 

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Deadpool opened to THB15.39m OD in Thailand, on par with SW7.

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Making a mark in the UK:

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