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

You stabbed the devil in the back. To him this isn't vengeance, this is Derby. | Week 8

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Oh god, I'm in the bottom 3 after winning :kitschjob: 

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still stuck in the middle, blah...

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On ‎2‎/‎22‎/‎2017 at 10:21 AM, AABATTERY said:

Marginal improvement! Next week is my week. I can feel it.

In top 5 for now. Nice Call

12 hours ago, WrathOfHan said:

Oh god, I'm in the bottom 3 after winning :kitschjob: 

You are, as I have said  before, feast or famine. Hope you got some sun on the penthouse balcony, the dungeon is dark. Oh wait! you're 11th. there is still hope.

For now its Donald Trump vs António Costa in battle for the title.

 

 DHD Friday PM 
1 POTUS 90.34
2 CJohn 88.50
3 Blankments 86.18
4 AABATTERY 85.16
5 Simionski 84.53
6 ChipMunky 84.40
7 Bates 84.33
8 8wombi7 83.96
9 JMorphin 83.88
10 Matrix4You 83.56
11 WrathOfHan 81.93
12 Rolling Thunder 81.09
13 Fancyarcher 80.89
14 Exxdee 80.54
15 Wildbill 80.18
16 TalismanRing 79.60
17 boxofficeth 79.47
18 Padre 79.45
19 MichiganJFrog 79.24
20 moviecriticguy 78.40
21 Wrath 78.05
22 Tower 77.56
23 darkelf 77.14
24 cannastop 76.70
25 lilmac 76.03
26 kayumanggi 75.16
27 PanaMovie 74.05
28 Eevin 73.11
29 Boxx93 72.28
30 luxneji 70.32
31 Piku-Banerjee 61.93

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5 minutes ago, POTUS said:

In top 5 for now. Nice Call

 

:jeb!:

 

Now watch as I drop to the bottom once actuals come out!

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8 hours ago, AABATTERY said:

 

:jeb!:

 

Now watch as I drop to the bottom once actuals come out!

you're a rainmaker

 Fri Studio Est. ProBO projections
1 POTUS 92.31
2 ChipMunky 91.49
3 CJohn 91.33
4 Bates 91.08
5 Simionski 89.51
6 8wombi7 89.19
7 Exxdee 88.78
8 Matrix4You 88.69
9 JMorphin 88.28
10 Rolling Thunder 87.50
11 TalismanRing 86.74
12 AABATTERY 86.70
13 boxofficeth 86.55
14 MichiganJFrog 86.50
15 moviecriticguy 85.98
16 WrathOfHan 85.60
17 Fancyarcher 85.48
18 Wildbill 85.19
19 Blankments 85.09
20 lilmac 84.81
21 Wrath 83.38
22 Padre 83.36
23 cannastop 83.33
24 kayumanggi 83.25
25 PanaMovie 82.93
26 darkelf 82.67
27 Tower 82.50
28 Boxx93 81.28
29 Eevin 80.44
30 luxneji 77.09
31 Piku-Banerjee 67.35

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3 minutes ago, POTUS said:

you're a rainmaker

 

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22 hours ago, AABATTERY said:

 

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Wow fell to bottom third from 4th. Amazing call.  Say "I will win the lottery" 10 ten times and buy a ticket!

 

 Studio Estimates 
1 POTUS 93.06
2 Bates 92.19
3 ChipMunky 91.73
4 CJohn 91.21
5 Simionski 89.78
6 Matrix4You 89.00
7 8wombi7 88.56
8 Rolling Thunder 88.29
9 Exxdee 87.75
10 TalismanRing 86.60
11 moviecriticguy 86.25
12 Blankments 86.10
13 WrathOfHan 85.66
14 JMorphin 85.53
15 boxofficeth 85.43
16 MichiganJFrog 85.21
17 Wildbill 84.77
18 Fancyarcher 84.16
19 Padre 83.97
20 cannastop 83.79
21 darkelf 83.62
22 AABATTERY 83.09
23 Wrath 82.86
24 Boxx93 82.81
25 kayumanggi 82.61
26 Tower 81.79
27 PanaMovie 81.66
28 lilmac 81.12
29 Eevin 80.55
30 luxneji 77.99
31 Piku-Banerjee 67.73

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still stuck in the middle :sarah:

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These are the rankings with my special detailed estimates :redcapes:

 

POTUS 92.290
Bates 92.149
Chipmunky 91.651
CJOhn 90.377
Simionski 90.016
8wombi7 89.092
Rolling Thunder 88.979
Matrix4You 88.299
Exxdee 87.926
TalismanRing 87.436
moviecriticguy 86.414
boxofficeth 86.035
Wildbill 85.622
MichiganJFrog 85.557
Blankments 85.275
WrathofHan 84.927
Jmorphin 84.817
Fancyarcher 84.752
darkelf 84.621
Padre 84.472
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hey I did a thing

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@AndyLL

 

February 24-26, 2017
Weekend
 
 

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<<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 N Get Out Uni. $33,377,060 - 2,781 - $12,002 $33,377,060 $4.5 1
2 1 The LEGO Batman Movie WB $19,208,097 -41.2% 4,057 -31 $4,735 $133,214,675 $80 3
3 4 John Wick: Chapter Two LG/S $9,358,982 -42.3% 2,954 -159 $3,168 $74,771,682 - 3
4 3 The Great Wall Uni. $9,125,960 -50.6% 3,328 +2 $2,742 $34,831,600 $150 2
5 2 Fifty Shades Darker Uni. $7,792,655 -61.6% 3,216 -498 $2,423 $103,727,870 $55 3
6 5 Fist Fight WB (NL) $6,571,348 -46.1% 3,185 - $2,063 $23,446,175 - 2
7 6 Hidden Figures Fox $5,805,737 -19.6% 2,022 -195 $2,871 $152,746,541 $25 10
8 9 La La Land LG/S $4,689,292 +2.1% 1,733 +146 $2,706 $140,949,357 $30 12
9 7 Split Uni. $4,098,990 -42.8% 1,901 -544 $2,156 $130,823,885 $9 6
10 11 Lion Wein. $3,832,257 -8.8% 1,802 +260 $2,127 $42,840,594 - 14
11 N Rock Dog LG/S $3,704,749 - 2,077 - $1,784 $3,704,749 - 1
12 8 A Dog's Purpose Uni. $3,572,435 -37.5% 2,089 -311 $1,710 $57,581,040 $22 5
13 N Collide ORF $1,512,824 - 2,045 - $740 $1,512,824 - 1

 

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?yr=2017&wknd=08&p=.htm

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Congrats @POTUS

 

1 POTUS 91.286% 83.900% 94.451% 7.359% 31 10
2 Bates 90.185% 79.351% 94.828% 6.258% 30 10
3 ChipMunky 89.736% 86.251% 91.229% 5.809% 29 10
4 CJohn 89.376% 85.987% 90.828% 5.449% 28 10
5 Matrix4You 88.042% 83.535% 89.973% 4.115% 27 10
6 Rolling Thunder 87.993% 72.680% 94.557% 4.067% 26 10
7 Simionski 87.971% 71.777% 94.910% 4.044% 25 10
8 8wombi7 87.022% 70.627% 94.049% 3.095% 24 10
9 Exxdee 86.071% 74.526% 91.019% 2.144% 23 10
10 TalismanRing 85.670% 70.531% 92.157% 1.743% 22 10
11 Blankments 85.069% 84.832% 85.171% 1.142% 21 10
12 WrathOfHan 84.719% 73.994% 89.316% 0.792% 20 10
13 moviecriticguy 84.561% 71.331% 90.231% 0.634% 19 10
14 cannastop 84.309% 76.546% 87.637% 0.383% 18 10
15 Padre 83.945% 72.767% 88.736% 0.018% 17 10
16 boxofficeth 83.851% 65.319% 91.794% -0.075% 16 10
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I'm surprised we never did Lion.

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did a bad job on the openers, but since most people did i could still catch a place in the top ten!

 

congrats @POTUS!

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14th place. Quite a jump.

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Good lord, I sucked this week. I should've gone much, much lower on Rock Dog and Collide.

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We getting a new game, @AndyLL?

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5 hours ago, ChipMunky said:

We getting a new game, @AndyLL?

 

I thought it was Tuesday:ph34r:

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