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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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Brazil Box Office Thread | Pirates of the Caribbean 5 this week, Wonder Woman next week. The start of a dynamic summer :D

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This weekend will be interesting, on Thursday we'll have 2 big movies : Fifty Shades of Grey 2 vs Lego Batman!

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YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS 800 pages, first thread of the International Forum to reach that number :D

 

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My Mom is a Character 2 entered the top 20 of all time in admissions, passing Finding Dory. He won't enter the top 10, it would need 9.846m admissions for that.

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REMINDER : 50 Shades of Grey grossed $31.4m / R$87m in Brazil. I expect the second movie to lose steam but I could be wrong, the exchange rate won't help at all in USD, in local currency it could resist.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on May 4 in Brazil. I really hope it will gross at least $25m, I would be disappointed otherwise...Sure,GOTG1 grossed $16m with a much better ER but still...If it can reach $30m I'd be really happy :)

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23 hours ago, Fullbuster said:

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Moana still held on very well this  last weekend and reached R$67.8m, making it by far the highest-grossing WDAS movie (Frozen is second with R$51.7m) and the 29th bigggest movie of all time. It also passed Fantastic Beasts and X-Men DOFP and X-Men Apocalypse. The movie will probably pass Ice Age 5 (a prowess given how popular this franchise is there) and enter the top 25 of all time :o

 

Congrats Moana and thank you Brazil :D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I knew Brazilians have awesome taste on movies! 

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43 minutes ago, Dingdong123 said:

 

I knew Brazilians have awesome taste on movies! 

 

Ahaha not always my dear, not always :P Still, when it comes to animated movies they started to open their minds and WDAS/Pixar movies are increasingly successful, I'm really glad about it :)

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Some important release dates :

 

Logan : March 2

Kong Skull Island : March 9

Beauty and the Beast : March 16

Ghost in the Shell : March 30

The Smurfs The Lost Village : April 6

Fast & Furious 8 : April 13

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 : April 27

 

March & April will be so fascinating to follow :o

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20 minutes ago, Fullbuster said:

Some important release dates :

 

Logan : March 2

Kong Skull Island : March 9

Beauty and the Beast : March 16

Ghost in the Shell : March 30

The Smurfs The Lost Village : April 6

Fast & Furious 8 : April 13

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 : April 27

 

March & April will be so fascinating to follow :o

 

My forecasts, in USD :

 

Logan : $20-25m

Kong Skull Island : $15m

Beauty and the Beast : $20-25m

Ghost in the Shell : $10-12m

The Smurfs The Lost Village : $15-20m

Fast & Furious 8 : 40-45m

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 : 25-30m

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56 minutes ago, Fullbuster said:

 

My forecasts, in USD :

 

Logan : $20-25m

Kong Skull Island : $15m

Beauty and the Beast : $20-25m

Ghost in the Shell : $10-12m

The Smurfs The Lost Village : $15-20m

Fast & Furious 8 : 40-45m

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 : 25-30m


Don't you think that the animated movies like The Smurfs have more potential?

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4 minutes ago, Amy said:


Don't you think that the animated movies like The Smurfs have more potential?

 

Hi Amy :) 

 

Well, it has the potential to do very well and I could underestimate it, I'm cautious because of the 2 previous movies : the first one was a real success but the second one collapsed in comparison...Smurfs 1 grossed $32.8m and Smurfs 2 $14.5m, as you can see it's quite a gap.

 

If Smurfs The Lost Village benefits from good reviews then everything is possible :)

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La La Land reached 985,000 admissions last weekend, it will pass 1m admissions.

 

That's really great given the limited number of screens.

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RINGS : 521,000 admissions OW.

A pretty good start.

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This last weekend Resident Evil 6 reached 886,000 admissions.

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1 hour ago, Fullbuster said:

This last weekend Resident Evil 6 reached 886,000 admissions.

I that good? How it compares to the previous movies final attendance ? I don't have numbers...

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29 minutes ago, janeeek1538 said:

I that good? How it compares to the previous movies final attendance ? I don't have numbers...

RE5 had sold 963k adm and RE4 860k adm in the same point in time. RE6 opened higher than RE4, but it's already trailing past it in the weekends, RE6 did 220k last weekend while RE4 did 231k.

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1 hour ago, Goffe said:

RE5 had sold 963k adm and RE4 860k adm in the same point in time. RE6 opened higher than RE4, but it's already trailing past it in the weekends, RE6 did 220k last weekend while RE4 did 231k.

 

That's pretty much meh given it's the final movie of this franchise.

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MOANA reached 4,824,000 admissions, meaning that 5 million admissions is a lock, fantastic :D

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Happy BDay, RTH. Wish you a lot of hot men in your life.  Resultado de imagem para tom hardy sexy gifs

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