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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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Why do I think that you're about to suggest something very Derby, Mr. Toretto? | Week 16

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This week is going to be a bloodbath

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Maybe this isn't the best week to come back after not playing for a while...

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12 minutes ago, elcaballero said:

Maybe this isn't the best week to come back after not playing for a while...

 

It's precisely the right time because if you bomb you'll just be one of many but if you pick right you rack up some good points.

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Posted (edited)

On 4/20/2017 at 0:25 AM, TalismanRing said:

This week is going to be a bloodbath

@Matrix4You is hot. If he's right again it will be a blood bath for most. look at these picks or he gets seriously killed

                                                          M4U   D Ave

Matrix4You    Born in China                    6       5.07
Matrix4You    Phoenix Forgotten             2.5     1.86
Matrix4You    The Promise (2017)           5        3.4
Matrix4You    Unforgettable                  12        8.42
Matrix4You    Fate of the Furious           35.1   36.81
Matrix4You    The Boss Baby                 11        9.89
Matrix4You    Beauty and the Beast         8.8      8.45
Matrix4You    Smurfs: The Lost Village     3.8      3.72
Matrix4You    Going in Style (2017)          4        3.8
Matrix4You    Get Out                             1.79    1.94

Player sheet

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Akhfv-YTtlkPt3Td52dVGziiHY90pFYpST4dQgRAEmQ/edit?usp=sharing

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@POTUS 

 

LOL, I will always be a loonie when it comes to predicting openers.  Should have went 4.5 with Promise and 10 with Unforgettable.  I wonder if getting 100% in this game is equivalent to winning the lottery.

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Get Out not reported. Out of 90

 

1        TalismanRing    75.73
2        Padre    74.17
3        boxofficeth    72.29
4        Wildbill    70.85
5        The Fast and the Furiosa    70.22
6        WrathOfHan    70.20
7        Simionski    69.75
8        Bates    69.49
9        JMorphin    69.02
10        aabattery    68.85
11        moviecriticguy    68.56
12        Wrath    68.47
13        8wombi7    68.22
14        Derby Average    68.21
15        Rolling Thunder    67.25
16        kayumanggi    67.19
17        Boxx93    66.31
18        POTUS    66.14
19        elcaballero    66.00
20        BoilingHotCoffee    65.13
21        Matrix4You    64.78
22        ChipMunky    64.78
23        cannastop    63.65
24        Momo    63.26
25        Lights Camera Action    62.52
26        darkelf    61.91
27        Keanu    61.64
28        Exxdee    60.19
29        flyingace98    60.17
30        Fancyarcher    59.29
31        thelich343    47.13
 

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the horror :sarah:

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Posted (edited)

3 hours ago, aabattery said:

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Love that movie

Inspired me to never work for a corporation.

And like the movie, my indifference caused them to recruit me even more

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Posted (edited)

Worst weekend ever?

 

edit: NVM, one movie is missing

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Posted (edited)

3 hours ago, cannastop said:

Worst weekend ever?

 

edit: NVM, one movie is missing

10 movies now. For @TalismanRing it ain't no big thing, just another week. @Matrix4You my go bottom tier.

Just once I'd like to see @Bates in the bottom 3rd. Just once!

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In Singapore airport off to play with the big kitty's in south africa. See ya after weekend estimates.

    Friday studio est    
1    TalismanRing    88.31
2    The Fast and the Furiosa    85.24
3    Padre    85.11
4    boxofficeth    82.80
5    Bates    82.34
6    Wildbill    82.32
7    Wrath    81.98
8    8wombi7    81.12
9    Derby Average    81.08
10    Rolling Thunder    80.79
11    POTUS    80.69
12    WrathOfHan    80.22
13    Simionski    80.03
14    JMorphin    79.40
15    moviecriticguy    79.21
16    kayumanggi    78.44
17    BoilingHotCoffee    78.28
18    aabattery    77.53
19    Boxx93    77.21
20    Matrix4You    75.41
21    Momo    75.11
22    elcaballero    74.91
23    Exxdee    74.30
24    ChipMunky    74.06
25    cannastop    73.64
26    darkelf    73.47
27    flyingace98    73.24
28    Keanu    72.89
29    Lights Camera Action    69.60
30    Fancyarcher    66.85
31    thelich343    55.27

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Hmmmm. Scores got worse. Derby Average is a great player! A lot of top 5s

1        The Fast and the Furiosa    84.60
2        TalismanRing    84.14
3        Padre    81.43
4        boxofficeth    80.00
5        Derby Average    79.54
6        POTUS    79.36
7        Bates    79.00
8        Wrath    78.82
9        Wildbill    78.01
10        8wombi7    77.71
11        BoilingHotCoffee    77.41
12        Rolling Thunder    76.96
13        JMorphin    76.07
14        kayumanggi    75.77
15        WrathOfHan    75.74
16        Simionski    75.49
17        Boxx93    75.45
18        Matrix4You    75.32
19        flyingace98    75.08
20        Exxdee    75.04
21        moviecriticguy    74.71
22        Keanu    74.52
23        aabattery    74.20
24        darkelf    72.86
25        ChipMunky    72.55
26        Momo    70.82
27        elcaballero    70.09
28        cannastop    69.34
29        Lights Camera Action    68.82
30        Fancyarcher    64.01
31        thelich343    54.37

 

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30 minutes ago, POTUS said:

Hmmmm. Scores got worse. Derby Average is a great player! A lot of top 5s

1        The Fast and the Furiosa    84.60
2        TalismanRing    84.14
3        Padre    81.43
4        boxofficeth    80.00
5        Derby Average    79.54
6        POTUS    79.36
7        Bates    79.00
8        Wrath    78.82
9        Wildbill    78.01
10        8wombi7    77.71
11        BoilingHotCoffee    77.41
12        Rolling Thunder    76.96
13        JMorphin    76.07
14        kayumanggi    75.77
15        WrathOfHan    75.74
16        Simionski    75.49
17        Boxx93    75.45
18        Matrix4You    75.32
19        flyingace98    75.08
20        Exxdee    75.04
21        moviecriticguy    74.71
22        Keanu    74.52
23        aabattery    74.20
24        darkelf    72.86
25        ChipMunky    72.55
26        Momo    70.82
27        elcaballero    70.09
28        cannastop    69.34
29        Lights Camera Action    68.82
30        Fancyarcher    64.01
31        thelich343    54.37

 

 

What's the avg like w/o that bogus 12.8% Sunday drop for Phoenix.  :lol:

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12 minutes ago, TalismanRing said:

 

What's the avg like w/o that bogus 12.8% Sunday drop for Phoenix.  :lol:

Took phoenix down to 1.9. 27% drop

Derby Average is doing the same. You take back the lead

1        TalismanRing    84.53 
2        The Fast and the Furiosa    84.07
3        Padre    81.62
4        boxofficeth    80.47
5        Derby Average    80.03
6        POTUS    79.86
7        Wrath    79.31
8        Bates    79.31
9        Wildbill    78.25
10        8wombi7    78.11

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TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 1 The Fate of the Furious Uni. $38,408,415 -61.1% 4,329 +19 $8,872 $163,304,635 $250 2
2 2 The Boss Baby Fox $12,712,144 -20.6% 3,697 -46 $3,439 $136,954,014 - 4
3 3 Beauty and the Beast (2017) BV $9,662,645 -29.5% 3,315 -277 $2,915 $470,787,029 $160 6
4 5 Going in Style (2017) WB (NL) $4,910,895 -21.9% 3,038 -38 $1,616 $31,671,738 $25 3
5 4 Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony $4,880,377 -27.3% 2,737 -873 $1,783 $33,418,362 $60 3
6 N Born in China BV $4,790,367 - 1,508 - $3,177 $4,790,367 - 1
7 N Unforgettable (2017) WB $4,785,431 - 2,417 - $1,980 $4,785,431 $12 1
8 6 Gifted FoxS $4,558,508 +47.5% 1,986 +840 $2,295 $10,773,300 - 3
9 N The Promise (2017) ORF $4,095,718 - 2,251 - $1,820 $4,095,718 $90 1
10 28 The Lost City of Z BST $2,121,540 +1,825.6% 614 +610 $3,455 $2,270,953 - 2
11 N Phoenix Forgotten CLF $1,816,499 - 1,592 - $1,141 $1,816,499 $2.8 1
12 7 Get Out Uni. $1,668,555 -44.1% 965 -459 $1,729 $170,306,700 $4.5 9
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1 TalismanRing 84.937% 82.364% 86.652% 9.755% 30 10
2 The Fast and the Furiosa 83.062% 74.777% 88.585% 7.880% 29 10
3 Padre 82.562% 70.079% 90.884% 7.380% 28 10
4 boxofficeth 81.763% 78.522% 83.924% 6.581% 27 10
5 Wrath 80.082% 84.016% 77.460% 4.900% 26 10
6 Wildbill 79.150% 72.139% 83.825% 3.968% 25 10
7 POTUS 79.067% 71.300% 84.244% 3.884% 24 10
8 Bates 79.053% 68.410% 86.148% 3.870% 23 10
9 8wombi7 77.862% 71.246% 82.272% 2.679% 22 10
10 WrathOfHan 77.158% 72.552% 80.229% 1.976% 21 10
11 Rolling Thunder 77.003% 63.900% 85.738% 1.820% 20 10
12 kayumanggi 76.877% 70.957% 80.823% 1.694% 19 10
13 Simionski 76.797% 58.934% 88.706% 1.615% 18 10
14 BoilingHotCoffee 76.466% 70.361% 80.536% 1.284% 17 10
15 JMorphin 76.188% 74.025% 77.630% 1.006% 16 10
16 moviecriticguy 76.147% 59.857% 87.008% 0.965% 15 10
17 aabattery 75.954% 75.105% 76.520% 0.772% 14 10
18 Boxx93 75.546% 71.185% 78.454% 0.364% 13 10
19 Matrix4You 73.660% 53.856% 86.863% -1.522% 12 10
20 flyingace98 73.010% 56.976% 83.699% -2.172% 11 10
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Just a quick Summer Game drive by, then I will get back to remembering the deadline for this, 8 hours after the deadline...

 

http://forums.boxofficetheory.com/topic/23597-the-summer-game-its-is-coming-and-it-is-glorious-opening-preseason-deadline-is-thursday-april-27th-1159pm-forum-time/

 

There's still time to get everything in :)

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