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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iJackSparrow

Wonder Woman's Opening Weekend OVER $150m Club

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I'm a superhero fan. It doesn't matter the publisher, it doesn't matter if it's either the Big Two, Image, Dark Horse or Valiant. I love the superhero genre and very much like Joss Whedon, I don't believe in transcending the genre, I believe in the genre. It warms my heart how overwhelmingly positive Wonder Woman's initial reception is, and I feel that we are in a very similar situation we were last year with Deadpool: it's simply the right film at the right time. My original prediction for Wonder Woman is this:

 

 

On 2017-4-29 at 3:38 AM, iJackSparrow said:

I think reviews for this will be GREAT. I have a very strong feeling this will be the first DCEU film that will reach beyond hardcore fanboys, so my early predictions for its box office run at the moment:

 

Previews Thursday: $21m 

Friday: $45m 

Saturday: $39m

Sunday: $33m

 

I expect some frontloadness in the preview numbers because superhero fans are eager for a good DCEU film and a good Wonder Woman film. I also expect reviews to be great, ranging around 75%-85% score on RT, so that will definitely help with its box office run. I don't think The Mummy will steal Wonder Woman's thunder at all, so it'll be a relatively easy road for Wonder Woman until Transformers comes around, and even that I don't think will have too much of a bad effect. I see this having a stronger multiplier than Man of Steel, so from a 138m OW I can see this having between a 2.4 to 2.6 multiplier, between 331m to $358m domestically. I basically see Wonder Woman topping at the very least BvS for bigger box office grossing film among the DCEU films (domestically). 

 

 

But I'm thinking it could go higher. I think it could go higher because the timing it's just right. Patty Jenkins is about to become an A list director and the world needs Wonder Woman now more than ever. I feel that these positive reactions are just the tip of the iceberg and there's more to come, so while I'm KEEPING my $138m prediction for the derby and stuff like that, I thought this would make for a good club:

 

Wonder Woman has in my opinion a real shot of grossing north to $150m opening weekend. And no, this is NO easy feat. This is one hell of a great feat and even if falls short to do that, Wonder Woman's real job is what it's already happening: being a great film, a film that proves that the DCEU is worth it. 

 

#TeamJenkins

 

$150.1m @iJackSparrow

@aabattery

 

#TeamHades

 

$90m @John Marston

$105m @TheMovieman

$90m-$100m @a2knet

$149m @damnitgeorge08

@Water Bottle

 

Who's with me? 

 

 

Club closes in May, 31st 7pm PST. 

Edited by iJackSparrow

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No Marvel vs DC clubs are allowed. Can I suggest making it 150M, achieves the same objective and does not cause flame wars.

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Unlocking so you can make the updates to the club.

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Out. 90m

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Screw it. I'll go in. It's extremely unlikely but it would be cool to see. But I'd be very surprised if this club actually succeeds haha.

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WAY WAY WAY OUT.

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Out. $105M.

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Out, 90-100

 

At least 70-80 ow, and at most 110-120 imo.

So will go Out with 90-100.

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The early critics reactions are very positive. So this might bring in close to 90 million on it's opening weekend.


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120m, so out. 

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150? That's just someone's innocent dreams. 105-115 mln is a good aim.

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More like half of that. Out.

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This formula,

(GOTG2 real OW / GOTG2 fantasy OW ) * WonWom fantasy OW = WonWom real OW

gives

146.5/185*150 = 119

;)

 

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7 minutes ago, a2knet said:

This formula,

(GOTG2 real OW / GOTG2 fantasy OW ) * WonWom fantasy OW = WonWom real OW

gives

146.5/185*150 = 119

;)

 

Is this about me? I'm flattered 

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Way out on this one. It Could break $100m if everything goes right, but that's pretty much the upper limit IMO. 

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