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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TalismanRing

THUR #s (4.20.17): F8-4.5

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Daily Domestic Chart for Thursday April 20th, 2017

← Previous Chart Chart Index  
 
    Movie Distributor Gross Change Thtrs. Per Thtr. Total Gross Days
1 (1) The Fate of the Furious Universal $4,543,550 -7% 4,310 $1,054   $124,896,220 7
2 (2) The Boss Baby 20th Century Fox $1,346,432 -2% 3,743 $360   $124,241,870 21
3 (3) Beauty and the Beast Walt Disney $1,291,184 -1% 3,592 $359   $461,124,384 35
- (4) Going in Style Warner Bros. $760,050 -3% 3,076 $247   $26,760,843 14
- (5) Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony Pictures $658,094 -3% 3,610 $182   $28,537,985 14
- (6) Gifted Fox Searchlight $404,187 +3% 1,146 $353   $6,214,792 14
- (7) The Zookeeper’s Wife Focus Features $250,585 -6% 1,057 $237   $11,764,150 21
- (9) Kong: Skull Island Warner Bros. $241,032 -1% 2,018 $119   $162,423,946 42
- (8) Ghost in the Shell Paramount Pictures $240,060 -3% 2,135 $112   $38,231,504 21
- (11) Get Out Universal $223,995 n/c 1,424 $157   $168,638,145 56
- (12) Logan 20th Century Fox $163,855 -4% 1,415 $116   $222,428,262 49
- (14) Life Sony Pictures $59,924 -7% 605 $99   $28,873,510 28
- (15) Colossal Neon $36,422 -9% 98 $372   $773,104 14
- (-) The Lego Batman Movie Warner Bros. $33,013 +3% 344 $96   $173,972,739 70
- (-) T2: Trainspotting Sony Pictures $30,801 -14% 331 $93   $2,119,870 35
- (-) Their Finest STX Entertainment $30,653 +4% 52 $589   $584,334 14
- (-) Tommy’s Honour Roadside Attractions $25,956 -15% 167 $155   $331,105 7
- (-) Hidden Figures 20th Century Fox $23,423 +6% 194 $121   $168,647,514 117
- (-) CHiPS Warner Bros. $23,261 +2% 393 $59   $18,013,648 28
- (-) Spark: A Space Tail Open Road $13,032 -5% 365 $36   $175,673 7
- (-) Lion Weinstein Co. $11,865 +5% 147 $81   $51,571,870 147
- (-) A Dog’s Purpose Universal $9,330 -7% 149 $63   $64,059,050 84
- (-) Split Universal $6,060 -10% 128 $47   $137,853,380 91
- (-) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Walt Disney $5,598 +12% 121 $46   $532,091,909 126
- (-) Raw Focus World $5,055 +20% 32 $158   $473,769 42
- (-) The Belko Experiment BH Tilt $4,995 -34% 88 $57   $9,612,745 35
- (-) Sing Universal $4,955 -1% 132 $38   $270,252,320 121
- (-) Moana Walt Disney $3,128 +20% 65 $48   $248,734,321 149
- (-) Before I Fall Open Road $3,005 +3% 70 $43   $12,206,994 49
- (-) My Entire High School Sinki… GKIDS $2,010 +26% 3 $670   $19,836 7
- (-) Neruda The Orchard $1,548 +3% 14 $111   $929,556 126
- (-) 20th Century Women A24 $1,162 -19% 7 $166   $5,656,492 117
- (-) Moonlight A24 $1,080 -20% 12 $90   $27,834,858 182
- (-) Manchester-by-the Sea Roadside Attractions $836 +283% 2 $418   $47,694,702 154
- (-) All These Sleepless Nights The Orchard $690 -11% 5 $138   $14,083 14
- (-) The Founder Weinstein Co. $489 +4% 10 $49   $12,783,234 111
- (-) Donald Cried The Orchard $250 +4% 7 $36   $59,822 49

 

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Where the hell are the numbers for openers :lol: 

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8 minutes ago, DAJK said:

Where the hell are the numbers for openers :lol: 

 

This is the sad always neglected Thur #s topic. 

 

Numbers for all the great new openers (hah!) will be in Friday's topic.  Unless they had good preview numbers we'll probably have to wait until around 1pm PST for Deadline to throw some numbers against the wall and see if they stick. :P

 

 

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@TalismanRing plz update the title

FF8:4.54M dropped by 7%!! less than FF6!! NOT GOOD FOR THE WEEKEND!!

GIFTED UP FROM LAST THURSDAY!! Wish this will end above 20M!!

 

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65%+ drop is coming unless it has huge Fri and Sat jumps.

F8 finishes below $200M DOM?

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8 minutes ago, bladels said:

65%+ drop is coming unless it has huge Fri and Sat jumps.

F8 finishes below $200M DOM?

Nah, i don't think it goes below. If something like Spectre could get to $200M DOM with a lower opening weekend, F8 could go over that film. 

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2 minutes ago, MrFanaticGuy34 said:

Nah, i don't think it goes below. If Spectre could get to $200M DOM with a lower opening weekend, F8 could go over Spectre. 

I don't think it will go under $200M either but it has been dropping harder than BvS which has 1.99x multiplier. F8 needs 2.025x multiplier to go over $200M

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2 minutes ago, bladels said:

I don't think it will go under $200M either but it has been dropping harder than BvS which has 1.99x multiplier. F8 needs 2.025x multiplier to go over $200M

Relax and calm down. I know F8 will find a way somewhere to reach over that mark. 😉

 

Spectre got to $200M quietly.

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12 minutes ago, MrFanaticGuy34 said:

Relax and calm down. I know F8 will find a way somewhere to reach over that mark. 😉

 

Spectre got to $200M quietly.

 

 

Spectre's corpse was dragged over the finish line in the most glaring way possible.  It's not a comparable run though since that had Thanksgiving Holidays and then at the end some Christmas/New Years.

 

A better comparison would be Godzilla which opened to $93m and eventually dragged over $200m even with a near 67% drop on Memorial Day w/e where it did a bit less than $31m.

 

 

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17 minutes ago, bladels said:

I don't think it will go under $200M either but it has been dropping harder than BvS which has 1.99x multiplier. F8 needs 2.025x multiplier to go over $200M

How about Fast Five at $210m (2.125x)?

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11 minutes ago, TalismanRing said:

 

 

Spectre's corpse was dragged over the finish line in the most glaring way possible.  It's not a comparable run though since that had Thanksgiving Holidays and then at the end some Christmas/New Years.

 

A better comparison would be Godzilla which opened to $93m and eventually dragged over $200m even with a near 67% drop on Memorial Day w/e where it did a bit less than $31m.

 

 

True. But i chose Spectre as a comparison mainly due to both Fast 8 & that film being non-CGI spectacle action-films.

 

And yes...Godzilla is a pretty much closer comparison in terms of opening weekends, but that's more of a monster/creature-feature film that was more sold on it's brand-name and Godzilla itself. 

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I will revel in Gifted's crazy great hold from last week (before Friday numbers come in and possibly dampen my enthusiasm)

 

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F8 might drop 70% this weekend

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Big drop incoming! 

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F8 leaves Boss Baby in the rearview mirror!

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Today is a sad day for Star Wars lovers.

For the first time in the last 40 years, Star Wars is outside the top 10 in USA

I don´t think any movie will achieve this again, being 40!!!!!! years between top 10 earners....

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F8 continues to trend towards a steep 2nd weekend drop.

 

BatB is starting to hold really, really well. I could see a weekend close to $9M.

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How close are we to a lock that Logan tops F8 domestically?

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Any word on the international numbers for F8 on Thursday?

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