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

My name is Richard Grayson. The other kids call me Derby. | Week 7

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@WrathOfHan look at you

 

1 WrathOfHan 87.03
2 TalismanRing 86.67
3 Matrix4You 86.38
4 kayumanggi 86.10
5 Bates 85.23
6 lilmac 85.10
7 PanaMovie 81.56
8 darkelf 81.56
9 Wildbill 79.46
10 moviecriticguy 79.05
11 Padre 78.58
12 boxofficeth 78.25
13 Exxdee 78.13
14 Fancyarcher 77.99
15 Tower 77.86
16 AABATTERY 77.81
17 Simionski 77.69
18 JMorphin 77.47
19 POTUS 76.84
20 Rolling Thunder 76.26
21 narniadis 76.17
22 Piku-Banerjee 75.99
23 8wombi7 75.69
24 CJohn 75.62
25 Boxx93 75.14
26 Blankments 74.44
27 ChipMunky 74.38
28 ASHvsSMART 72.97
29 luxneji 72.50
30 MichiganJFrog 72.03
31 bapi 71.41
32 AndyLL 70.96
33 Keanu 70.29
 Lights Camera Action 68.95

 

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On ‎2‎/‎18‎/‎2017 at 11:45 PM, WrathOfHan said:

:ohmygod: 

and the lead narrows with weekend estimates

 

hanging-by-a-thread-kitten-demotivationa

 

1 WrathOfHan 89.60
2 Matrix4You 89.44
3 Bates 88.81
4 TalismanRing 88.77
5 kayumanggi 87.55
6 lilmac 86.77
7 PanaMovie 85.86
8 Wildbill 83.61
9 darkelf 83.55
10 Fancyarcher 83.34
11 Simionski 82.80
12 AABATTERY 82.26
13 Exxdee 82.20
14 boxofficeth 81.63
15 POTUS 81.59
16 JMorphin 81.48
17 CJohn 81.18
18 Rolling Thunder 80.87
19 moviecriticguy 80.84
20 Tower 80.54
21 Piku-Banerjee 80.48
22 Boxx93 79.92
23 narniadis 79.86
24 Padre 79.74
25 8wombi7 78.56
26 ChipMunky 77.73
27 Blankments 77.35
28 MichiganJFrog 77.11
29 ASHvsSMART 76.33
30 luxneji 75.28
31 bapi 75.27
32 Keanu 74.33
33 Lights Camera Action 70.62
 AndyLL 69.63

 

 

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@AndyLL

 

 

February 17-19, 2017  

 

<<Last Weekend <Last Year View Index: By Year | By Weekend  
TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 1 The LEGO Batman Movie WB $32,655,114 -38.4% 4,088 - $7,988 $97,221,428 $80 2
2 2 Fifty Shades Darker Uni. $20,276,260 -56.5% 3,714 +4 $5,459 $88,972,715 $55 2
3 N The Great Wall Uni. $18,469,620 - 3,326 - $5,553 $18,469,620 $150 1
4 3 John Wick: Chapter Two LG/S $16,216,961 -46.7% 3,113 - $5,209 $58,409,044 - 2
5 N Fist Fight WB (NL) $12,201,873 - 3,185 - $3,831 $12,201,873 - 1
6 5 Hidden Figures Fox $7,218,957 -9.8% 2,217 -450 $3,256 $142,710,787 $25 9
7 4 Split Uni. $7,159,970 -24.8% 2,445 -516 $2,928 $123,725,500 $9 5
8 6 A Dog's Purpose Uni. $5,713,775 -21.4% 2,400 -625 $2,381 $50,829,285 $22 4
9 8 La La Land LG/S $4,590,758 -7.1% 1,587 -478 $2,893 $133,594,824 $30 11
10 N A Cure for Wellness Fox $4,356,941 - 2,704 - $1,611 $4,356,941 $40

1

12 7 Rings                                Par             . $2,348,423  -58.4%        1,560 -    1,371  $1,505 $25,771,641 $25 3
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Hard to believe.... I demand a recount....

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40 minutes ago, AndyLL said:

Hard to believe.... I demand a recount....

 

But you won the Electoral College - BIGLY  ;)

 

Andy, could you update the yearly and monthly charts with 2017?

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@WrathOfHan ...

 

1 WrathOfHan 89.781% 79.014% 94.395% 8.803% 34 10
2 Matrix4You 89.471% 78.848% 94.024% 8.493% 33 10
3 TalismanRing 88.887% 81.138% 92.208% 7.909% 32 10
4 kayumanggi 87.965% 78.944% 91.831% 6.987% 31 10
5 Bates 87.015% 80.653% 89.742% 6.037% 30 10
6 lilmac 86.209% 77.943% 89.752% 5.231% 29 10
7 PanaMovie 85.999% 78.853% 89.062% 5.021% 28 10
8 Wildbill 83.727% 80.846% 84.962% 2.749% 27 10
9 darkelf 83.715% 70.867% 89.221% 2.737% 26 10
10 Simionski 83.471% 59.164% 93.889% 2.493% 25 10
11 Fancyarcher 82.876% 84.403% 82.222% 1.898% 24 10
12 boxofficeth 82.491% 57.072% 93.384% 1.513% 23 10
13 AABATTERY 82.337% 68.884% 88.103% 1.359% 22 10
14 POTUS 81.709% 55.902% 92.769% 0.731% 21 10
15 Tower 81.244% 68.824% 86.566% 0.266% 20 10
16 Exxdee 80.907% 56.454% 91.387% -0.071% 19 10
17 JMorphin 80.789% 60.214% 89.607% -0.189% 18 10
18 moviecriticguy 80.613% 59.828% 89.521% -0.365% 17 10
19 CJohn 80.289% 55.878% 90.751% -0.689% 16 10
20 Rolling Thunder 80.258% 62.199% 87.998% -0.720% 15 10
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Marginal improvement! Next week is my week. I can feel it.

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Wow, floored Matrix continues to perform this well! 

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I forgot to update my predictions after theatre counts were announced and thought that maybe Rings would kill me but in the end i should've worried more about the openers :)

 

congrats @WrathOfHan!

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