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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Purple Minion

mexico
Mexico Box Office: $5.7M OW for Cars 3, $2.5M for Baywatch.

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TOP MOVIES OF ALL TIME from 2004 (lc, audience)

 

INFO FOR 2016

 

INFO FOR 2015
 

Spoiler

 

2015 MEXICO BOX-OFFICE STATS - Final Results

  • Audience: 296M tickets sold, +15% vs 2014. #4 market in the world.
  • Gross: 13.793.000,000 lc (US$1,045 as reported by Screen Digest), +14.8% vs 2014. #10 market in the world, #1 Spanish speaking, #1 in Latin America.
  • Average Ticket Price: 46.54 lc (US$3.20 as reported by Screen Digest), -0.4% vs 2014. 6th cheapest in the world.
  • 6067 movie theatres, #4 in the world, +250 vs 2014.
  • The average Mexican goes to the movies 2.46 times per year.

 

TOP 10 MOVIES 2015 (lc in '000s)

01 784.08 Avengers: Age of Ultron

02 779.29 Furious 7

03 724.29 Minions

04 685.84 Jurassic World

05 485.87 Inside Out

06 464.97 San Andreas

07 400.16 Hotel Transylvania 2

08 384.00 Star Wars: The Force Awakens

09 332.39 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

10 244.24 Antman

 

More details in this PDF.

 

 

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TOP MOVIES 2017 (lc, up to 18 Jun)

01 673,590,000 Fate of the Furious

02 565,690,000 Beauty and the Beast

03 455,090,000 How To Be a Latin Lover

04 437,590,000 Baby Boss

05 353,450,000 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

06 349,450,000 Wonder Woman

07 291,670,000 Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge

08 271,920,000 Kong: Skull Island

09 270,730,000 Logan

10 170,680,000 Assassin's Creed

11 168,480,000 The Mummy

12 168,160,000 The Lego Batman Movie*

13 163,800,000 The Great Wall

14 159,620,000 Split*

15 142,850,000 Resident Evil: The Last Chapter

16 128,830,000 xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

17 125,630,000 50 Shades Darker

18 123,370,000 3 idiotas

19 118,090,000 A Dog's Purpose

20 114,830,000 Power Rangers

21 111,100,000 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

22 107,670,000 Rings

23 103,380,000 Cars 3

24 102,770,000 Alien Covenant

25   99,940,000 Smurfs: The Lost Village

26   97,300,000 Ghost in the Shell

27   92,810,000 Todos queremos a alguien

28   79,310,000 La La Land

29   76,970,000 Allied

30   71,160,000 Monster Trucks

* Totals up to 19 March.

 

TOP MOVIES 2017 (audience, up to 15 Jun)

01   14,130,000 Fate of the Furious

02   11,270,000 Beauty and the Beast

03   10,240,000 How To Be a Latin Lover

04     9,980,000 Baby Boss

05     6,990,000 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

06     6,940,000 Wonder Woman

07     5,850,000 Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge

08     5,710,000 Kong: Skull Island

09     5,320,000 Logan

10     3,720,000 The Lego Batman Movie*

11     3,480,000 The Mummy

12     3,460,000 The Great Wall

13     3,320,000 Assassin's Creed

14     3,220,000 Split*

15     2,940,000 Resident Evil: The Last Chapter

16     2,740,000 xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

17     2,690,000 Power Rangers

18     2,640,000 3 idiotas

19     2,600,000 A Dog's Purpose

20     2,490,000 50 Shades Darker

21     2,370,000 Rings

22     2,340,000 Smufs: The Lost Village

23     2,220,000 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

24     2,090,000 Alien Covenant

25     2,010,000 Cars 3

26     1,920,000 Todos queremos a alguien

27     1,730,000 Monster Trucks

28     1,690,000 Ghost in the Shell

29     1,400,000 Allied

30     1,280,000 La La Land

* Totals up to 19 March.

 

Edited by Purple Minion

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Mexico BO is going to explode in 2 weeks time

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The average ticket prices are quite low in Mexico. :o

They are...But they sure love to go to their movies
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Méjico sera un muy prometidor mercado en el futuro, puedo verlo.

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Mexico did something wonderful two years ago by making Toy Story 3 their highest grossing movie ever. They can do it again by watching Titanic in 3D.

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mexican buzz is not repeatable

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MEXICO BO 2012 (FOR THE MOMENT) :1-Journey 2 : $12.6 million2-John Carter : $11.8 million3-Wrath of the Titans : $11.7 million4-The Hunger Games : $10.4 millionNot the most impressive numbers, they wait for Spiderman.

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Méjico sera un muy prometidor mercado en el futuro, puedo verlo.

ehhh. Sure thing

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MEXICO BO 2012 (FOR THE MOMENT) :1-Journey 2 : $12.6 million2-John Carter : $11.8 million3-Wrath of the Titans : $11.7 million4-The Hunger Games : $10.4 millionNot the most impressive numbers, they wait for Spiderman.

And Avengers.. It will be big there.IM2 almost did 20 mill there.with 3D i expect around 27-30 there

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$30 million for Transformers 3 there, so we can expect good numbers for Battleship ($20 million?)

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Hollywood Reporter

Mexico

While Mexico has been eclipsed by Brazil as the biggest moviegoing market in Latin America, it remains a vibrant and key territory. And if there's a premier 3D family market anywhere, it's Mexico, where Fox's Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked has earned north of $6 million. But challenges loom in 2012: There are economic woes, and the advent of broadband is dramatically increasing digital piracy in Mexico and across all of Latin America.

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Mexico did something wonderful two years ago by making Toy Story 3 their highest grossing movie ever. They can do it again by watching Titanic in 3D.

Toy Story 3 made 59m there, it looks unreachableWhich film do you think can be able to outgross that record?

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Mexico did something wonderful two years ago by making Toy Story 3 their highest grossing movie ever. They can do it again by watching Titanic in 3D.

that movie should be the highest grossing movie everywhere!

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that movie should be the highest grossing movie everywhere!

Agree, great movie.And it had great numbers in the US and Japan.The Mexican numbers are unbelievable for this movie! Gracias a los mexicanos :)

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Toy Story 3 made 59m there, it looks unreachableWhich film do you think can be able to outgross that record?

It's impressive!

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April 13-151-Titanic 3D : $1.9m2-Wrath of The Titans : $1.8m (total : $15.4m)3-Mirror Mirror : $1.2m (total : $4.4m)4-American Reunion : $1.1m (total : $3.7m)

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China has about 10 times the population of Mexico and look how different Titanic 3D peformed.

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China has about 10 times the population of Mexico and look how different Titanic 3D peformed.

What's your point?

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Titanic already made $27m here, so it is no wonder that Titanic3D makes in Mexico less than in China divided by 10.

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