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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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How impressed I am about The Shack, this movie has such incredible legs, and despite a relatively low start it reached $21m!

That's incredible!

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2 hours ago, Fullbuster said:

How impressed I am about The Shack, this movie has such incredible legs, and despite a relatively low start it reached $21m!

That's incredible!

The book is very popular here. A lot of people were interested in seeing the movie and WOM was great like other religious movies.

But $21 million is really impressive!

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7 hours ago, Apollo2xx said:

The book is very popular here. A lot of people were interested in seeing the movie and WOM was great like other religious movies.

But $21 million is really impressive!

 

Oh I see, I didn't even know it came from a book.

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Thursday's top 5. Obviously POTC5 is on top.

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Furious 8 is close to the end, next week with Wonder Woman should its last weekend before disappearing, this weekend has apparently been weak for it.

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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 : $5.7m OW

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It's less than I expected, that seems pretty disappointing...

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17 minutes ago, Fullbuster said:

It's less than I expected, that seems pretty disappointing...

 

 

How much did it make in local currency? 

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5 minutes ago, John Marston said:

 

 

How much did it make in local currency? 

We won't know the exact number before tomorrow but it will be around R$18.5m

Better than POTC4 (R$13.5m) but inflation strongly helped, in admissions it's likely to get a bit less.

POTC4 grossed $30m but with the huge swing in exchange rates since then and Wonder Woman next week POTC5 won't reach $20m IMO.

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