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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AndyLL

I don't trust him. Who wears socks with no Derby? | Week 50

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http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?view=&yr=2016&wknd=50&p=.htm

December 9-11, 2016
Weekend

 

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count /Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 1 Moana BV $18,533,804 -34.4% 3,875 - $4,783 $144,700,397 - 3
2 N Office Christmas Party Par. $16,890,204 - 3,210 - $5,262 $16,890,204 $45 1
3 2 Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them WB $10,421,251 -42.5% 3,626 -362 $2,874 $198,947,154 $180 4
4 3 Arrival Par. $5,587,109 -23.1% 3,115 +200 $1,794 $81,438,817 $47 5
5 5 Doctor Strange BV $4,535,827 -32.1% 2,763 -172 $1,642 $222,267,273 $165 6
6 4 Allied Par. $3,955,705 -43.7% 3,018 -142 $1,311 $35,589,157 $85 3
7 16 Nocturnal Animals Focus $3,161,381 +351.5% 1,262 +1,135 $2,505 $6,187,509 - 4
8 11 Manchester by the Sea RAtt. $3,131,588 +37.9% 366 +210 $8,556 $8,301,789 - 4
9 6 Trolls Fox $3,020,165 -35.6% 2,786 -370 $1,084 $145,400,169 $125 6
10 7 Hacksaw Ridge LGF $2,288,401 -31.5% 2,277 -217 $1,005 $60,850,849 - 6
11 41 Miss Sloane EC $1,844,972 +4,013.4% 1,648 +1,644 $1,120 $1,683,337 - 3
12 10 Almost Christmas Uni. $1,377,095 -45.6% 1,258 -298 $1,095 $40,213,580 $17 5
13 8 Bad Santa 2 BG $1,236,113 -62.4% 2,034 -911 $608 $16,800,882 $26 3
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3 hours ago, TalismanRing said:

Bad Santa killed me - didn't see the theater drop and I don't know what I was thinking with OCP.  Ugh, another week like this and might completely blow my yearly  lead.

 

I also didn't check the theatre drop for Bad Santa for some reason, and completely overlooked OCP. Felt extra stupid because I checked theatre drop for all the other holdovers.

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13 minutes ago, Jason said:

 

I also didn't check the theatre drop for Bad Santa for some reason, and completely overlooked OCP. Felt extra stupid because I checked theatre drop for all the other holdovers.

 

The theater drop wasn't there when I did my numbers  on BOM or The Numbers.  It must have come in very late.

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6 minutes ago, TalismanRing said:

The theater drop wasn't there when I did my numbers  on BOM or The Numbers.  It must have come in very late.

 

Hmm. Maybe I have an excuse now? Probably not, I did my numbers shortly before the deadline.

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On ‎12‎/‎11‎/‎2016 at 11:30 PM, Matrix4You said:

I am flattered but I think Dr Strange and Trolls will drop just enough to give JMorph the win

You are very good at predicting the derby, and even better at predicting your demise:)

 

3 hours ago, TalismanRing said:

Bad Santa killed me - didn't see the theater drop and I don't know what I was thinking with OCP.  Ugh, another week like this and might completely blow my yearly  lead.

Bad Santa TC wasn't on there before the deadline, I checked just before midnight. I dropped my pick last minute thinking it might lose more theaters than the others with its underperformance and OCP competition, but I would have like to have seen that 30% TC drop.

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@AndyLL I removed Miss Sloane and added Rogue One, Collateral Beauty, La La Land, and Manchester by the Sea in the KJ derby. If you're curious ;)

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Congrats to @JMorphin

 

1 JMorphin 90.833% 87.391% 91.693% 6.899% 37 10
2 Matrix4You 90.340% 93.311% 89.597% 6.406% 36 10
3 8wombi7 90.333% 96.380% 88.821% 6.399% 35 10
4 Simionski 89.580% 94.140% 88.441% 5.646% 34 10
5 POTUS 89.344% 84.294% 90.606% 5.409% 33 10
6 Wrath 89.343% 98.027% 87.172% 5.409% 32 10
7 Jason 89.146% 91.180% 88.638% 5.212% 31 10
8 Spaghetti 88.933% 85.391% 89.818% 4.999% 30 10
9 a2knet 88.157% 93.311% 86.869% 4.223% 29 10
10 Boxx93 88.124% 89.198% 87.856% 4.190% 28 10
11 darkelf 88.090% 89.700% 87.687% 4.155% 27 10
12 Wildbill 87.911% 90.609% 87.237% 3.977% 26 10
13 Bates 87.873% 88.477% 87.721% 3.938% 25 10
14 Rolling Thunder 87.498% 93.349% 86.035% 3.564% 24 10
15 Exxdee 87.134% 82.500% 88.293% 3.200% 23 10
16 PanaMovie 86.705% 97.324% 84.051% 2.771% 22 10
17 kayumanggi 86.479% 94.592% 84.451% 2.545% 21 10
18 boxofficeth 86.261% 88.339% 85.741% 2.326% 20 10
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22 hours ago, TalismanRing said:

Bad Santa killed me - didn't see the theater drop and I don't know what I was thinking with OCP.  Ugh, another week like this and might completely blow my yearly  lead.

 

Better bring your 'A' game this week.  I'm going to have some type of Rouge One contest and maybe a Tournament.

 

Gonna be a lot of points available for the top 5.

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On 12/10/2016 at 5:11 AM, POTUS said:

Hey @Andy001 how about a tourney start for R1's opening next week? We might get 60 players to fill the bracket.

 

Not a bad idea.  

 

However I'm heading out on a cruise Friday morning and I'm not sure I can get the brackets done before then.  If I have problems getting a good connection the 1st week results might be delayed.

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top 3 and over 90% despite Bad Santa 2... couldn't ask for more!

 

congrats @JMorphin!

 

this comming week will be the one year anniversary of this brought back game and yet again we are faced with an entry from the Star Wars universe to screw up our scores :)

I just wanna say thank you again for bringing this back! its been a fun year predicting and hopefully there will be many more!

 

good luck everyone!

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Thx, all!  Good luck this week, gonna be a challenging one :)

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