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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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Fullbuster

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Brazil Box Office Thread | Wonder Woman is finally there, pretty strong opening day!

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17 minutes ago, Fullbuster said:

MJ1's OW in local currency : R$23.6m

MJ2's OW in local currency : R$20.8m

 

It's definitely a big fail :ohmyzod:

Poor Raphie :ph34r::o

 

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1 hour ago, PierreHP said:

I don't think that SW will do much more either.

B)

There is a huge difference though :

 

People expected much from MJ2 in Brazil but nothing of SW7...If SW7 can get MJ2's numbers that will be considered as a real success because we didn't expect that.

 

Given the ER and the fact sci-fi movies mostly bomb in this country any number beyond $10m would be great.

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MJ2's OW is only the six biggest in local currenc this year after Avengers 2 (R$37.1m), Fast & Furious 7 (R$36.9m), Jurassic World (R$23.9m), Fifty Shades of Grey (R$23.1m) and Minions (R$23m)

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1 hour ago, Fullbuster said:

MJ1's OW in local currency : R$23.6m

MJ2's OW in local currency : R$20.8m

 

It's definitely a big fail :ohmyzod:

I have almost sure R$20.8M isn't with wed....

"19 a 22 - por renda"

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Jogos Vorazes é líder absoluto no fim de semana

23 nov 15

Longa arrecadou estimados R$ 20,8 milhões de quinta a domingo, o que o coloca como a sexta maior abertura do ano. Público estimado já encosta no do último James Bond. Público deve ficar um pouco abaixo do episódio anterior.

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8 minutes ago, Fullbuster said:

Why didn't they take Wednesday into account?

I think weekend is Thu-Sun in countries where most movies open on Thursday.

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So, MJ2 got less admissions than MJ1, that's now confirmed, and that's what Sabrina suspected, All hail Queen Sabrina! :lol:

 

MJ1 got 1.9 million admissions in 4 days, MJ2 got 1.6 million admissions in the same 4-day period.

 

When it comes to the Brazilian BO it's the biggest disappointement of the year :wacko:

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19 minutes ago, misafeco said:

I think weekend is Thu-Sun in countries where most movies open on Thursday.

I know but it was always weird to me not to talk them into account given people who watch the movie mostly won't watch it during the OW, unless they're huge fans a la Raphael :D

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2 minutes ago, Fullbuster said:

I know but it was always weird to me not to tak them into account given people who watch the movie mostly won't watch it during the OW, unless they're huge fans a la Raphael :D

So what are the 5 day numbers? $6.8M?

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12 minutes ago, misafeco said:

So what are the 5 day numbers? $6.8M?

Yes, vs $8.8m for MJ1.

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Spectre reached 1.7m admissions, Hotel Transylvania 2 got 3.15m, Peter Pan 1.8m and The Martian 1.8m.

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Apparently they'll be showing the Star Wars movies on broadcast tv which is very rare here. Episode 1 will air this weekend:

 

 

The buzz is real, Fullbuster. Our only movie magazine gave Star Wars 7 its November cover, not MJ2.  :ph34r:

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1 minute ago, Napoleon said:

Apparently they'll be showing the Star Wars movies on broadcast tv which is very rare here. Episode 1 will air this weekend:

 

 

The buzz is real, Fullbuster. Our only movie magazine gave Star Wars 7 its November cover, not MJ2.  :ph34r:

OMG :o It's wonderful to read this dear Napo :lol: I feel SW7 will do pretty well and will beat our expectations, for many young people SW7 could be the new trendy YA franchise in some way, you can feel that with Rei as the main character along with Finn :)

However it's a mistake to start by episode I (1999), the first movie is Episode IV (1978), still a good initiative though..

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29 minutes ago, Fullbuster said:

OMG :o It's wonderful to read this dear Napo :lol: I feel SW7 will do pretty well and will beat our expectations, for many young people SW7 could be the new trendy YA franchise in some way, you can feel that with Rei as the main character along with Finn :)

However it's a mistake to start by episode I (1999), the first movie is Episode IV (1978), still a good initiative though..

Yeah, the new trilogy is not that good, but I think it has a broader appeal, at least here in Brazil, and specially with kids.

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35 minutes ago, Napoleon said:

Yeah, the new trilogy is not that good, but I think it has a broader appeal, at least here in Brazil, and specially with kids.

Possible, we'll see. They should show the TV show Star Wars Rebels, that's pretty great and kids would love that.

This recent trilogy (Ep I to III) has a serious lack of humor though, episode IV to VI were kinda funny :)

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Did you see this, Fullbuster?

 

 

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8 hours ago, Napoleon said:

Did you see this, Fullbuster?

 

 

Yes, several months ago but I won't be able to watch it right away because I didn't watch Arrow season 2 to 4 yet, and The Flash season 2 so I'm a bit late and given that they're all linked...But that's exciting for sure :)

For this week and next I'll focus on Jessica Jones ^^

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goddamn, MJ2 dropped almost 20% in admissions despite having one extra day.

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