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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 want your Derby, man, I want those things you see through. | Week 14

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Finally going with non ridiculous holdovers, so I think I'll do well.

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What movie is that title based off?

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2 hours ago, DMan7 said:

What movie is that title based off?

 

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all the predix looked pretty crammed together.  Case for Christ will be the make or break

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Posted (edited)

44 minutes ago, Matrix4You said:

all the predix looked pretty crammed together.  Case for Christ will be the make or break

yup  all of the top players are 94-96% off the derby average except for you, que pasa? Im thinking the little blue men are hunting Derby, I went with 12m.  Edit @Matrix4You I see what you did. Youre high on Christ. @cjohn got high on Life and faced derby death. I hope you're not crucified, well then again.....:)

@aabattery has a top 5 shot. I can feel it

Player sheet

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1J-9wijZOmxub0ty9NHysssQwRxQpu5f1yPleTqqZozE/edit?usp=sharing

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Derby killer cometh

PanaMovie 91.51
Tower 94.50
Matrix4You 89.80
8wombi7 94.69
WrathOfHan 93.88
Exxdee 91.84
kayumanggi 96.45
Wrath 93.47
luxneji 75.22
POTUS 94.07
TalismanRing 93.46
Simionski 93.53
darkelf 93.88
Boxx93 91.54
ChipMunky 90.84
Rolling Thunder 86.16
moviecriticguy 96.06
Wildbill 89.18
boxofficeth 91.68
Bates 94.97
cannastop 88.87
M37 88.67
aabattery 92.69
Lights Camera Action 82.26
Padre 90.65
Fancyarcher 89.79
Xillix 94.84
Momo 63.99
keroque 81.65
flyingace98 92.72
RiffRanger 82.60
Derby Avreage 100.00

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@POTUS  My Christ predic is only a 4K avg.  Everyone went lower so I could make or break the weekend.  But I also predicted about 4.4 for Get Out and Logan so I should stray far from avg.

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I should have put 6.5 for PR, not 6.87.  I am so screwed!

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14 minutes ago, Matrix4You said:

@POTUS  My Christ predic is only a 4K avg.  Everyone went lower so I could make or break the weekend.  But I also predicted about 4.4 for Get Out and Logan so I should stray far from avg.

yes, Big holds could happen with soft openers. youre hot, good luck

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2 minutes ago, Matrix4You said:

I should have put 6.5 for PR, not 6.87.  I am so screwed!

Australia was right in portending TBB at 50m. I wussed out and went with 40m last week. Would have been nearly tied with you.

Australia and UK are screaming 10m for smurfs. I wussed again with 12m, almost went with 10m. A sure Derby win if that happens

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9 hours ago, AndyLL said:

 

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Cool I remember it now. lol

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Just to let people know @JMorphin had technical issues and PMed me his picks.  I'll  put them in tonight.

 

Anyone that has issues should always contact me and send picks.  However it will be up to me on if I'll include them or not depending on how close they are to the deadline and my mood at the time.

 

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Um, this is weird, but I just checked my predicts for this week, and they don't look right.

 

I'm doing the Box Office Survivor game, and there's a lot of overlap each week with similar deadlines so the last couple of weeks I've done a list Thursday night and used the same answers for both. Last week my guesses were indeed exactly the same for the same movies, but this week, they're all *completely* different. Is there any chance my numbers somehow got mixed up with someone else's?

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Posted (edited)

15 hours ago, Matrix4You said:

@POTUS  My Christ predic is only a 4K avg.  Everyone went lower so I could make or break the weekend.  But I also predicted about 4.4 for Get Out and Logan so I should stray far from avg.

Deadline at noon says 5m for Jesus 

Nice call. I put in 14 for Smurfs, GiS 10, JC 5.  Smurfs could be below 12m. Hard to gauge previews. They started at 5pm.

 

Matrix4You    27.69
keroque    26.93
boxofficeth    26.51
TalismanRing    26.46
Bates    26.29
POTUS    26.27
Wrath    26.21
RiffRanger    25.86
Derby Avreage    25.84

 

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deadline numbers are out, I have above 90 so I guess I'm happy.  Who knows if half of y'all have 90+, though :P

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Posted (edited)

18 minutes ago, JMorphin said:

deadline numbers are out, I have above 90 so I guess I'm happy.  Who knows if half of y'all have 90+, though :P

Bad news. 90 is 11th

More bad news. You're picks were zero when I downloaded them. Check your account.

@Matrix4You nailed Christ at 4.6m. I had to.....

1      boxofficeth    95.81
2        Matrix4You    94.25
3        TalismanRing    94.22
4        Bates    93.06
5        Wrath    92.70
6        POTUS    91.81
7        flyingace98    91.73
8        Padre    91.53
9        kayumanggi    91.52
10        Boxx93    90.99
11        Derby Avreage    90.80
12        darkelf    90.21
13        8wombi7    89.89
14        Tower    89.47
15        moviecriticguy    89.14
16        Xillix    88.86
17        WrathOfHan    87.63
18        cannastop    87.40
19        M37    87.23
20        aabattery    86.67
21        PanaMovie    86.62
22        Simionski    86.27
23        Exxdee    85.35
24        Fancyarcher    84.79
25        keroque    84.76
26        Wildbill    84.56
27        ChipMunky    83.41
28        Rolling Thunder    83.09
29        RiffRanger    81.48
30        Lights Camera Action    77.12
31        luxneji    69.99
32        Momo    62.86

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oh no worries @POTUS, Andy said he'll put me in since I told him right away.  Some glitch, I guess.  I may squeak into the top 10 yet :)

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GIS massively underperformed as I predicted $19m for it. 

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Fri estimates

1    Bates    93.42
2    boxofficeth    93.22
3    M37    93.16
4    Wrath    93.10
5    TalismanRing    92.52
6    Derby Avreage    92.06
7    POTUS    91.85
8    Matrix4You    91.72
9    kayumanggi    91.70
10    flyingace98    91.27
11    Padre    91.22
12    Exxdee    90.92
13    Boxx93    90.73
14    darkelf    90.51
15    Tower    90.43
16    aabattery    89.98
17    moviecriticguy    89.91
18    Xillix    89.47
19    8wombi7    89.40
20    ChipMunky    89.18
21    Rolling Thunder    87.96
22    WrathOfHan    87.86
23    Simionski    86.80
24    cannastop    86.39
25    PanaMovie    86.38
26    Wildbill    85.17
27    Fancyarcher    84.97
28    Lights Camera Action    83.50
29    keroque    81.07
30    RiffRanger    80.83
31    luxneji    72.25
32    Momo    67.30

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Wonder why the Derby average is so high with 3 openers? 

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