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

I don’t have friends. I got Derby | Week 15

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Wow, new game is up quickly this week!

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Actually remembered to play this week... *sigh* I am terrible at remembering this.

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Posted (edited)

player sheet

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ceQC19_B31Efw7ESnmuOZR4O3TIP3n6vBIKw_NtSR04/edit?usp=sharing

 

Deadline. Friday 11pm. Sans Get out.

Out of 90% possible

 

DHD dangling the carrot for @Rolling Thunder

1        Rolling Thunder    84.97
2        M37    84.06
3        JMorphin    83.26
4        Matrix4You    82.45
5        moviecriticguy    81.79
6        TalismanRing    80.69
7        Padre    80.14
8        Wildbill    79.86
9        POTUS    79.68
10        Keanu    79.59
11        Simionski    79.56
12        8wombi7    79.34
13        CJohn    78.60
14        Iraf    78.39
15        darkelf    78.27
16        Bates    78.21
17        narniadis    78.05
18        aabattery    76.95
19        WrathOfHan    76.67
20        ChipMunky    76.38
21        boxofficeth    75.63
22        Tower    75.62
23        Fancyarcher    75.59
24        PanaMovie    75.26
25        luxneji    74.53
26        Boxx93    73.23
27        Lights Camera Action    72.48
28        kayumanggi    71.58
29        harryHERTZ    71.48
30        lilmac    71.29
31        thelich343    69.61
32        Momo    68.32
33        cannastop    67.87

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Friday studio estimates

1    moviecriticguy    91.06
2    M37    90.73
3    POTUS    90.18
4    JMorphin    89.53
5    Padre    89.45
6    Rolling Thunder    88.16
7    Matrix4You    87.67
8    Simionski    86.66
9    TalismanRing    86.61
10    Bates    86.17
11    Iraf    85.94
12    8wombi7    85.40
13    Keanu    85.21
14    CJohn    85.09
15    Wildbill    84.27
16    luxneji    84.23
17    darkelf    83.77
18    aabattery    83.59
19    WrathOfHan    83.10
20    Lights Camera Action    82.37
21    ChipMunky    81.99
22    lilmac    80.83
23    harryHERTZ    80.44
24    boxofficeth    80.17
25    Fancyarcher    79.69
26    kayumanggi    79.26
27    PanaMovie    78.57
28    Tower    77.79
29    narniadis    77.64
30    Boxx93    76.75
31    thelich343    75.62
32    Momo    70.11
33    cannastop    69.30
34    AndyLL    0.00

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I guess since Split added 200K, my prediction of 3.21 for GO was in the right direction.  Wish there was a way to verify how many double showing GOTG2 gets...

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Good title, you could've also used "Living life one Derby at a time!" which is a play on the phrase "Living life one quarter mile at a time" from the fast series. 

 

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@AndyLL

 

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?view=&yr=2017&wknd=15&p=.htm

 

<<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 The Fate of the Furious Uni. $98,786,705 - 4,310 - $22,920 $98,786,705 $250 1
2 1 The Boss Baby Fox $16,012,349 -39.3% 3,743 -86 $4,278 $116,793,579 - 3
3 2 Beauty and the Beast (2017) BV $13,705,122 -42.1% 3,592 -377 $3,815 $454,720,873 $160 5
4 3 Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony $6,714,300 -49.2% 3,610 - $1,860 $24,945,059 $60 2
5 4 Going in Style (2017) WB (NL) $6,288,402 -47.3% 3,076 +15 $2,044 $23,318,880 $25 2
6 16 Gifted FoxS $3,079,308 +589.8% 1,146 +1,090 $2,687 $4,449,330 - 2
7 8 Get Out Uni. $2,985,945 -26.4% 1,424 -150 $2,097 $167,615,960 $4.5 8
8 6 Power Rangers (2017) LGF $2,814,175 -54.6% 2,171 -807 $1,296 $80,527,923 $100 4
9 10 The Case for Christ PFR $2,758,271 -30.5% 1,386 +212 $1,990 $8,485,975 - 2
10 7 Kong: Skull Island WB $2,707,371 -51.4% 2,018 -735 $1,342 $161,284,775 $185 6
11 5 Ghost in the Shell (2017) Par. $2,463,906 -66.3% 2,135 -1,305 $1,154 $37,087,189 $110 3

 

 

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Congrats @Matrix4You

 

1 Matrix4You 93.186% 88.653% 93.689% 5.964% 33 10
2 M37 92.907% 94.139% 92.770% 5.685% 32 10
3 Padre 92.491% 96.164% 92.083% 5.269% 31 10
4 Iraf 91.949% 98.775% 91.191% 4.728% 30 10
5 Rolling Thunder 91.788% 96.994% 91.209% 4.566% 29 10
6 moviecriticguy 91.360% 78.227% 92.820% 4.139% 28 10
7 TalismanRing 91.288% 93.714% 91.018% 4.066% 27 10
8 POTUS 91.058% 88.653% 91.325% 3.836% 26 10
9 8wombi7 90.863% 90.859% 90.863% 3.641% 25 10
10 Keanu 90.735% 83.591% 91.529% 3.513% 24 10
11 JMorphin 90.304% 96.245% 89.644% 3.083% 23 10
12 Simionski 90.249% 86.962% 90.614% 3.027% 22 10
13 CJohn 90.090% 83.389% 90.835% 2.869% 21 10
14 Bates 89.990% 76.506% 91.488% 2.768% 20 10
15 Wildbill 89.071% 92.702% 88.668% 1.849% 19 10
16 aabattery 88.917% 84.604% 89.396% 1.695% 18 10
17 ChipMunky 88.575% 94.423% 87.925% 1.354% 17 10
18 darkelf 88.096% 98.775% 86.909% 0.874% 16 10
19 luxneji 87.828% 88.248% 87.781% 0.606% 15 10
20 WrathOfHan 86.444% 93.714% 85.637% -0.777% 14 10
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Oh wow, I lost lost? 

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almost perfectly balanced :)

8wombi7  90.863%  90.859%  90.863%

 

congrats @Matrix4You on yet another victory!

       
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18 hours ago, Rolling Thunder said:

Oh wow, I lost lost? 

Yup. Deadline early numbers are a bitch then you derby

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