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.

Welcome to The Box Office Theory — Forums

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.

AndyLL

Look at her! What if she's the one? The one who will break the Derby? | Week 12

51 posts in this topic

Lego Batman has potential to drop 60% this weekend

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Slamma Jamma had 100K trailer views. I figure maybe 1 in 3 will buy a ticket. It's a shame that one film will wreck so many Derbys. 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Slamma Jamma Derbyramma

 

First rule of Derby ; Don't talk about Derby 

Second rule of Derby; Don't talk about Derby !

Third Rule of Derby;  All films must be wide releases.  Slamma Jamma TC 501.  :sadben:

Fourth rule;  When clueless on a pick aim below the belt and score a point.  Simionski with the lowest blow: 220k

 

Derby Sheet

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eC7FhyAN4M-SDap2XsL1BlGx8pcBcgNmhh_KDlXfLCw/edit?usp=sharing

 

Edited by POTUS
3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

DHD did not report SJ. Scores are out of a possible 90. @aabattery, actuals can only help you this week. @CJohn bold on Life, gets wacked, news at 11.

It ain't over til it's over. Major shifting will occur

 

    DHD Friday night    
1    moviecriticguy    83.07
2    Fancyarcher    82.48
3    Bates    82.01
4    TalismanRing    81.62
5    luxneji    81.30
6    Rolling Thunder    80.97
7    Mike Hunt    80.71
8    8wombi7    80.43
9    Wildbill    80.17
10    POTUS    80.14
11    darkelf    80.11
12    WrathOfHan    79.89
13    kayumanggi    79.62
14    harryHERTZ    79.50
15    BoilingHotCoffee    79.38
16    bapi    78.73
17    Wrath    78.72
18    Tower    78.66
19    boxofficeth    78.41
20    KevinPr    78.34
21    ChipMunky    77.59
22    Boxx93    77.00
23    Keanu    76.73
24    PanaMovie    75.82
25    Matrix4You    75.67
26    Padre    75.64
27    AndyLL    75.49
28    elcaballero    75.08
29    Simionski    74.64
30    JMorphin    74.42
31    cannastop    73.99
32    Lights Camera Action    72.53
33    CJohn    72.20
34    aabattery    71.60

Edited by POTUS
4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

brule-omg.gif

 

Current goal is to get ahead of @CJohn.

Edited by aabattery
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

lol CJohn and aaBattery are predicting .24 and .25 for Slamma Jamma respectively.  The potential is there to get into the top 10

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

8 hours ago, aabattery said:

brule-omg.gif

 

Current goal is to get ahead of @CJohn.

Still trailing

8 hours ago, Matrix4You said:

lol CJohn and aaBattery are predicting .24 and .25 for Slamma Jamma respectively.  The potential is there to get into the top 10

You're right top ten.

  ProBO Projections no Slamma       Slamma Jamma  250k    
1    moviecriticguy    83.98            1    BoilingHotCoffee    91.29
2    Bates    83.52                            2    Rolling Thunder    89.42
3    Mike Hunt    83.26                    3    Bates    88.32
4    Fancyarcher    83.03                4    POTUS    86.95
5    POTUS    82.95                         5    Simionski    86.52
6    WrathOfHan    82.59                6    CJohn    85.03
7    luxneji    82.56                           7    Padre    84.55
8    kayumanggi    82.31                8    moviecriticguy    83.98
9    BoilingHotCoffee    82.09        9    aabattery    83.64
10    TalismanRing    81.89          10    Mike Hunt    83.26
11    Tower    81.79                       11    Fancyarcher    83.03
12    Wildbill    81.61                     12    WrathOfHan    82.59
13    8wombi7    81.54                  13    luxneji    82.56
14    KevinPr    81.09                     14    kayumanggi    82.31
15    Rolling Thunder    80.62       15    TalismanRing    81.89
16    darkelf    80.57                      16    Tower    81.79
17    harryHERTZ    80.48              17    Wildbill    81.61
18    Wrath    80.36                        18    8wombi7    81.54
19    bapi    80.03                           19    KevinPr    81.09
20    boxofficeth    79.74              20    darkelf    80.57
21    Keanu    79.23                        21    harryHERTZ    80.48
22    Boxx93    79.16                     22    Wrath    80.36
23    ChipMunky    78.96               23    Matrix4You    80.18
24    PanaMovie    78.70              24    bapi    80.03
25    AndyLL    78.29                     25    boxofficeth    79.74
26    Simionski    77.72                26    Keanu    79.23
27    elcaballero    77.57              27    Boxx93    79.16
28    Padre    76.55                       28    ChipMunky    78.96
29    Matrix4You    76.18             29    PanaMovie    78.7
30    JMorphin    75.73                 30    AndyLL    78.29
31    cannastop    75.36               31    elcaballero    77.57
32    CJohn    75.03                      32    JMorphin    75.73
33    aabattery    74.04                 33    cannastop    75.36
34    Lights Camera   71.04         34    Lights Camera Action    71.04

 

Slamma 500k

1        moviecriticguy    92.78
2        Bates    91.12
3        POTUS    90.95
4        8wombi7    90.94
5        TalismanRing    89.89
6        Wildbill    89.61
7        WrathOfHan    88.59
8        darkelf    87.57
9        BoilingHotCoffee    87.49
10        Rolling Thunder    86.22
11        ChipMunky    85.96
12        Matrix4You    84.18
13        KevinPr    84.09
14        bapi    84.03
15        Mike Hunt    83.26
16        Fancyarcher    83.03
17        harryHERTZ    82.68
18        luxneji    82.56
19        Padre    82.55
20        kayumanggi    82.31
21        Boxx93    82.16
22        Simionski    82.12
23        Tower    81.79
24        JMorphin    80.73
25        Wrath    80.36
26        CJohn    80.03
27        boxofficeth    79.74
28        elcaballero    79.57
29        Keanu    79.23
30        PanaMovie    78.90
31        aabattery    78.84
32        AndyLL    78.29
33        cannastop    75.36
34        Lights Camera Action    71.04

Edited by POTUS
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went bold on a prediction and I failed. No regrets.

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Slamma $3300 per theater. Not a total disaster.  @aabattery you got your wish.

The usual suspects are no where to be seen in the top 5.

    Studio Estimates    
1    Fancyarcher    91.01
2    Mike Hunt    90.01
3    Wrath    89.94
4    boxofficeth    89.62
5    kayumanggi    88.61
6    KevinPr    87.35
7    Keanu    87.33
8    AndyLL    87.15
9    moviecriticguy    86.55
10    TalismanRing    85.96
11    WrathOfHan    85.86
12    Tower    85.64
13    harryHERTZ    85.28
14    Bates    84.32
15    Wildbill    84.10
16    luxneji    84.05
17    POTUS    83.80
18    cannastop    83.74
19    BoilingHotCoffee    83.73
20    Boxx93    83.48
21    8wombi7    83.36
22    elcaballero    83.30
23    bapi    83.13
24    Rolling Thunder    83.07
25    ChipMunky    82.87
26    PanaMovie    82.80
27    darkelf    82.41
28    Matrix4You    80.12
29    JMorphin    79.48
30    Simionski    79.14
31    Lights Camera Action    78.67
32    aabattery    76.71
33    Padre    76.50
34    CJohn    75.74

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Result under protest for Slamma Jamma. 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Rolling Thunder said:

Result under protest for Slamma Jamma. 

 

@AndyLL with the 8 spot may have had his best ever week.  Not happening. :lol:

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am in the top 20, suckers!

Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, TalismanRing said:

 

@AndyLL with the 8 spot may have had his best ever week.  Not happening. :lol:

 

I have a line out regarding the accuracy of estimate. Will see if I get a response. 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So when I look at the "my predictions" page it has predictions I supposedly made... which I didn't. They're not just the average predictions either. Anyone know wassup with that?

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Xillix said:

So when I look at the "my predictions" page it has predictions I supposedly made... which I didn't. They're not just the average predictions either. Anyone know wassup with that?

 

It means you either are not logged in or that you did not make all 10 predictions which means all predictions were removed.

 

I do not see your name on the weekly list so the latter is likely what happened.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's the thing I didn't join in time to make any predictions... so I was pretty weirded out to see some predictions filled in for me, heh. Thanks.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Xillix said:

That's the thing I didn't join in time to make any predictions... so I was pretty weirded out to see some predictions filled in for me, heh. Thanks.

 

Yeah... it seems to pull up random picks in that case.  I've been meaning to fix that bug.

 

Hope you pick next week.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I plan to! And I am sure I will be terrible at it!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Xillix said:

I plan to! And I am sure I will be terrible at it!

Think positive. You must be @aabattery sibling:D

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would someone mind posting the rankings with Slamma Jamma removed?  Curious to see what it looks like with just 9 films.  Thanks.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.