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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Ask all of you, who does this protect? Us? Or Derby? | Week 48

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Do we put in the 3-day or 5-day numbers?

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8 hours ago, AABATTERY said:

Do we put in the 3-day or 5-day numbers?

3 day. 

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Everything plays like a holdover and we had numbers after theater adjustments

Should be a high scoring week.

Here is the player sheet

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1inGELNOwz3ENG84Ux26ThxMmISB_xvfzDZxEjyaq-lk/edit?usp=sharing

 

Rankings as per Deadline which do not seem to far off for a change.  I still expect scores and ranks to shift a bit though.

A recent new player @Fancyarcher making a play versus two top all time players, nice job

@Jason is proving to be top player for all time accuracy

@Matrix4You and  @Bates are ridiculously hot again.

I am sucking less for a change:)

 

1   Matrix4You 95.84
2   Fancyarcher 94.92
3   Bates 94.08
4   Exxdee 94.07
5   8wombi7 93.89
6   boxofficeth 93.38
7   POTUS 93.03
8   TalismanRing 92.33
9   Ash Skywalker 92.23
10   Jason 90.45
11   Simionski 90.25
12   Rolling Thunder 89.85
13   cannastop 89.77
14   PanaMovie 89.63
15   a2knet 89.55
16   moviecriticguy 89.05
17   darkelf 89.01
18   Tower 88.47
19   Padre 88.37
20   Wildbill 87.32
21   JMorphin 85.69
22   Spaghetti 83.15
23   bapi 81.92
24   ChipMunky 80.88
25   WrathOfHan 79.57
26   Viceversa 77.69
27   kayumanggi 76.76
28   Dbot1800 74.63
29   AABATTERY 74.46
30   Wonka 72.43
31   Boxx93 71.06
32   XenoZodiac 67.53
33   AndyLL 67.36
34   Lights Camera Action 66.64
35   luxneji 63.62
36   harryHERTZ 50.8
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WHY DID I FORGET TO UPDATE MY PREDICTS? :sadben: 

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Lol, my worst derby ever.

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3 hours ago, XenoZodiac said:

Lol, my worst derby ever.

nice prediction for Fantastic Beasts!!  You won that category this week out of 36 people

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Updated:

 

1 Matrix4You 93.88132
2 TalismanRing 93.24586
3 Bates 92.71178
4 Exxdee 92.62552
5 Simionski 91.68227
6 POTUS 91.23647
7 Jason 90.49889
8 boxofficeth 90.09678
9 Ash Skywalker 89.31673
10 Fancyarcher 89.25421
11 8wombi7 89.25366
12 Rolling Thunder 88.57978
13 cannastop 87.77169
14 PanaMovie 87.72617
15 moviecriticguy 87.68306
16 JMorphin 87.45969
17 darkelf 86.61599
18 Tower 86.19141
19 Wildbill 85.30319
20 Padre 85.20072
21 a2knet 84.15608
22 Spaghetti 80.63705
23 ChipMunky 80.21775
24 bapi 80.20599
25 WrathOfHan 77.78535
26 Viceversa 76.00959
27 kayumanggi 75.28396
28 Wonka 72.63807
29 Boxx93 70.29512
30 Dbot1800 70.2284
31 AABATTERY 70.08298
32 XenoZodiac 68.2318
33 AndyLL 66.71304
34 luxneji 62.98298
35 Lights Camera Action 62.29217
36 harryHERTZ 51.23228
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in my defense it was 6am and 5 day numbers confuse me

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9 hours ago, Matrix4You said:

nice prediction for Fantastic Beasts!!  You won that category this week out of 36 people

Thanks. I guess I am lucky when it comes to Harry Potter.

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On ‎11‎/‎25‎/‎2016 at 3:50 PM, WrathOfHan said:

WHY DID I FORGET TO UPDATE MY PREDICTS? :sadben: 

Really? wasn't it you that told me there would be no Wednesday #s thread when I wrote a reminder for the derby in said thread that you posted in?. 

lol famine on feast weekend

usual suspects in the top 3

wow. I thought there would be more scores in the 90s

1   TalismanRing 93.72
2   Matrix4You 93.63
3   Bates 92.98
4   Simionski 92.38
5   Exxdee 92.31
6   boxofficeth 90.59
7   POTUS 90.37
8   Jason 90.25
9   Rolling Thunder 89.93
10   cannastop 89.28
11   Fancyarcher 88.15
12   Ash Skywalker 87.73
13   8wombi7 87.29
14   PanaMovie 87.03
15   JMorphin 86.5
16   Wildbill 86.18
17   moviecriticguy 85.94
18   Tower 85.54
19   darkelf 85.2
20   a2knet 84.61
21   Padre 83.7
22   ChipMunky 82.84
23   Spaghetti 81.99
24   bapi 79.37
25   WrathOfHan 77.43
26   Viceversa 76.82
27   kayumanggi 75.26
28   Wonka 74.61
29   Boxx93 71.99
30   Dbot1800 71.88
31   XenoZodiac 71.02
32   AABATTERY 70.47
33   AndyLL 67.32
34   Lights Camera Action 64.23
35   luxneji 63.64
36   harryHERTZ 52.27

 

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I'm consistently RIGHT out of the Top 20. Very annoying.

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@AndyLL

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?view=&yr=2016&wknd=48&p=.htm

 

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count /Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Moana BV $56,631,401 - 3,875 - $14,615 $82,080,274 - 1
2 1 Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them WB $45,084,763 -39.4% 4,144 - $10,880 $156,012,316 $180 2
3 2 Doctor Strange BV $13,737,945 -22.7% 3,008 -686 $4,567 $205,778,872 $165 4
4 N Allied Par. $12,701,743 - 3,160 - $4,020 $17,726,047 $85 1
5 4 Arrival Par. $11,454,422 -5.6% 2,442 +107 $4,691 $62,561,985 $47 3
6 3 Trolls Fox $10,642,141 -39.0% 3,322 -623 $3,204 $135,400,583 $125 4
7 N Bad Santa 2 BG $6,176,680 - 2,920 - $2,115 $9,101,213 $26 1
8 5 Almost Christmas Uni. $5,694,620 -21.5% 1,769 -610 $3,219 $34,693,880 $17 3
9 6 Hacksaw Ridge LGF $5,519,615 -17.2% 2,332 -551 $2,367 $52,234,465 - 4
10 7 The Edge of Seventeen STX $2,965,421 -37.6% 1,945 - $1,525 $10,272,453 $9 2
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9 hours ago, ChipMunky said:

I'm consistently RIGHT out of the Top 20. Very annoying.

 

And I'm consistently inconsistent :P

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not so happy with some of my predictions this week but 13th is okay :)

 

congrats @Matrix4You!

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6 hours ago, 8wombi7 said:

not so happy with some of my predictions this week but 13th is okay :)

 

congrats @Matrix4You!

 

1 Matrix4You 94.815% 96.300% 93.825% 12.468% 36 10
2 Bates 94.418% 92.773% 95.515% 12.071% 35 10
3 TalismanRing 93.757% 96.388% 92.003% 11.411% 34 10
4 Exxdee 93.452% 96.201% 91.620% 11.106% 33 10
5 Simionski 92.878% 94.738% 91.638% 10.531% 32 10
6 Jason 91.204% 91.179% 91.221% 8.857% 31 10
7 boxofficeth 91.011% 93.664% 89.243% 8.664% 30 10
8 POTUS 90.728% 85.975% 93.896% 8.381% 29 10
9 Rolling Thunder 90.567% 93.094% 88.883% 8.221% 28 10
10 cannastop 90.221% 89.408% 90.763% 7.875% 27 10
11 Fancyarcher 89.315% 83.623% 93.109% 6.968% 26 10
12 Ash Skywalker 88.570% 90.786% 87.092% 6.223% 25 10
13 8wombi7 88.249% 85.506% 90.077% 5.902% 24 10
14 PanaMovie 87.519% 90.387% 85.608% 5.173% 23 10
15 Tower 86.490% 86.394% 86.554% 4.143% 22 10
16 moviecriticguy 86.488% 83.903% 88.211% 4.141% 21 10
17 JMorphin 86.193% 87.315% 85.445% 3.846% 20 10
18 a2knet 86.130% 75.879% 92.964% 3.783% 19 10
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