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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'm letting life hit me until it gets tired. Then I'll hit back. It's a classic rope-a-Derby | Week 2

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I'm surprised you dropped La La Land given it's getting another expansion with IMAX.

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On 1/11/2017 at 10:01 AM, WrathOfHan said:

I'm surprised you dropped La La Land given it's getting another expansion with IMAX.

 

Rather odd since it could drop like... 20%, or increase like 50%.

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On 1/11/2017 at 0:01 PM, WrathOfHan said:

I'm surprised you dropped La La Land given it's getting another expansion with IMAX.

 

With new releases taking up 5 spots, and the Silence expansion taking up a sixth, there wasn't a ton of room left. I guess we could have had La La Land instead of Underworld.

 

 

Anyhow, this was a hard week to predict. Tons of low openers, and a holiday weekend to mess up holds. 

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Patriots Day is a surprise Derby killer :jeb!: 

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32 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

Patriots Day is a surprise Derby killer :jeb!: 

 

PD previews were only in 2,000 theatres, so too early to call it at letdown.  But yeah, the preview number seems underwhelming.

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3 minutes ago, Rolling Thunder said:

 

PD previews were only in 2,000 theatres, so too early to call it at letdown.  But yeah, the preview number seems underwhelming.

A lot of movies only have previews in that TC range.

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Silence is going to tank me. Patriots day to a lesser extent.

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It turns out that everything tanked my score! Terrible week for accuracy. Kudos to the few that were close to or over 80%

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  1. Matrix4You: 80.09
  2. moviecriticguy: 78.37
  3. cannastop: 78.31
  4. Wildbill: 78.07
  5. Bates: 78.04
  6. Padre: 78.00
  7. Rolling Thunder: 76.91
  8. 8wombi7: 75.31
  9. TalismanRing: 74.60
  10. POTUS: 72.87
  11. XeOF4: 72.44
  12. Jason: 72.24
  13. Boxx93: 72.23
  14. 3dHene: 72.21
  15. Wrath: 71.91
  16. WrathOfHan: 71.67
  17. darkelf: 71.35
  18. kayumanggi: 70.96
  19. Exxdee: 70.75
  20. Tower: 69.51
  21. luxneji: 69.29
  22. boxofficeth: 69.25
  23. JMorphin: 69.01
  24. kswiston: 66.82
  25. Simionski: 66.39
  26. CJohn: 64.92
  27. Blankments: 63.16
  28. PanaMovie: 62.67
  29. Lights Camera Action: 62.16
  30. elcaballero: 61.48
  31. ChipMunky: 61.38
  32. AABATTERY: 58.40
  33. Fancyarcher: 56.35
  34. Wonka: 55.97
  35. lilmac: 55.30
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4 hours ago, WrathOfHan said:
  • Matrix4You: 80.09
  • moviecriticguy: 78.37
  • cannastop: 78.31

Holy crap.

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Christ on a cracker. I think that's my worst score ever.

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Nobody has a score in the 80's after the revised estimates just released :jeb!: 

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ty all.  I have never won before so this is exciting!

good job Cannastop with predicting 12M for Patriot's Day

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7 hours ago, Matrix4You said:

ty all.  I have never won before so this is exciting!

good job Cannastop with predicting 12M for Patriot's Day

 

seriously, I figured you would've won at least 5 times by now :jeb!:

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@AndyLL

 

http://www.the-numbers.com/box-office-chart/weekend/2017/01/13

 

  Movie Distributor Gross Change Thtrs. Per Thtr. Total Gross Days
1 (1) Hidden Figures 20th Century Fox $20,853,947 -9% 3,286 $6,346   $55,237,047 22
2 (5) La La Land Lionsgate $14,533,070 +43% 1,848 $7,864   $74,114,639 38
3 (3) Sing Universal $14,240,380 -31% 3,431 $4,151   $233,455,900 26
4 new The Bye Bye Man STX Entertainment $13,501,349   2,220 $6,082   $13,501,349 3
5 (2) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Walt Disney $13,468,189 -39% 3,162 $4,259   $498,559,923 31
6 (29) Patriots Day Lionsgate $11,613,765 +10,982% 3,120 $3,722   $12,537,847 26
7 new Monster Trucks Paramount Pictures $10,950,705   3,119 $3,511   $10,950,705 3
8 new Sleepless Open Road $8,344,128   1,803 $4,628   $8,344,128 3
9 (4) Underworld: Blood Wars Sony Pictures $6,206,099 -55% 3,070 $2,022   $24,322,217 10
10 (6) Passengers Sony Pictures $5,345,892 -39% 2,447 $2,185   $89,725,623 26
11 (42) Live by Night Warner Bros. $5,106,046 +18,866% 2,822 $1,809   $5,291,690 22
12 (8) Moana Walt Disney $4,311,271 -32% 1,847 $2,334   $231,617,396 54
13 (7) Why Him? 20th Century Fox $3,591,726 -48% 1,977 $1,817   $55,424,773 24
14 (9) Fences Paramount Pictures $2,755,038 -43% 1,342 $2,053   $45,887,400 31
15 (13) Lion Weinstein Co. $2,292,484 +11% 575 $3,987   $13,335,088 52
16 (20) Silence Paramount Pictures $1,984,530 +312% 747 $2,657   $3,066,294 24

 

Crossed out the movies that weren't in the derby.

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Held up with actuals.

 

Congrats @Matrix4You  I can't believe this is your 1st win.

 

1 Matrix4You 80.040% 73.992% 89.111% 11.548% 35 10
2 cannastop 78.318% 71.893% 87.955% 9.826% 34 10
3 Bates 77.716% 66.740% 94.180% 9.224% 33 10
4 Padre 77.587% 68.682% 90.944% 9.095% 32 10
5 moviecriticguy 77.429% 67.120% 92.893% 8.937% 31 10
6 Wildbill 76.702% 66.822% 91.522% 8.210% 30 10
7 Rolling Thunder 76.147% 70.611% 84.451% 7.655% 29 10
8 TalismanRing 73.599% 63.922% 88.115% 5.107% 28 10
9 8wombi7 73.392% 60.089% 93.348% 4.900% 27 10
10 WrathOfHan 72.214% 61.247% 88.665% 3.722% 26 10
11 XeOF4 72.074% 58.830% 91.940% 3.582% 25 10
12 POTUS 71.911% 56.670% 94.774% 3.419% 24 10
13 3dHene 71.696% 60.557% 88.404% 3.203% 23 10
14 darkelf 70.980% 56.593% 92.562% 2.488% 22 10
15 Jason 70.840% 54.191% 95.814% 2.348% 21 10
16 Boxx93 70.746% 54.282% 95.442% 2.254% 20 10
17 Wrath 70.039% 55.661% 91.606% 1.547% 19 10
18 kayumanggi 69.604% 56.142% 89.798% 1.112% 18 10
19 JMorphin 68.670% 52.889% 92.341% 0.178% 17 10
20 Exxdee 68.277% 50.933% 94.294% -0.215% 16 10
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