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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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Purple Minion

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

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44 minutes ago, Purple Minion said:

Weekly numbers. Good holds for all movies, Goosebumps a pleasant surprise. HT2 should cross MX$400M by next week!

This weekend is all about Spectre, how much will Crimson Peak fall and how will The Little Prince perform.

 

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But The Little Prince opens wide until November 13th, this weekend is just a small preview of saturday and Sunday.

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Notably, in Mexico where a key sequence of the film was shot during last year’s Day Of The Dead celebrations, Spectre more than doubled the 2012 debut of Skyfall with $4.5M.

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Spectre more than doubled Skyfall's OW in lc! 74,654,952 vs 34,980,914. At 2012 ER, it would have opened with US$5.75M. Full weekend numbers coming soon.

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1 hour ago, Purple Minion said:

Spectre more than doubled Skyfall's OW in lc! 74,654,952 vs 34,980,914. At 2012 ER, it would have opened with US$5.75M. Full weekend numbers coming soon.

What kind of total can we expect? $15m?

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I suspect this will be very front-loaded and will lose a lot of screens when MJ2 gets released. US$15M is doable but would be at the highest end of estimates.

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Could someone update the thread's title? Ta!

Weekend numbers. Spectre did less than I thought, 2nd week will be key for longevity ... no idea how many previews screens for Little Prince but results are so so.

 

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Monday Top 5: Spectre, Crimson, Hunter, Don Gato, Goosebumps.

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Rentrak is being quite generous on Twitter! Tuesday BO Top 5: Spectre, Crimson, Witch Hunter, Sicario, Don Gato. 

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Weekly stats. Spectre slowed down a bit, while Witch Hunter is showing strong legs.

 

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The Little Prince inaugurated Friday(13/11) There is already a number of its opening?

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Just for last weekend's preview. We may know later on if it's reported online or for sure tomorrow evening when CANACINE reports it.

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Weekend results!

 

Deadline

  • Spectre: #1, over US$2M weekend, US$8.3M total; surpassing the lifetime total of Skyfall by 7% in lc.
  • Little Prince: #2, no numbers.
  • Crimson Peak: #3, US$600K weekend, US$5.1M total.
  • Scouts Guide to Zombie Apocalypse: US$360K from 196 locations

 

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2 hours ago, Purple Minion said:

Weekend results!

 

Deadline

  • Spectre: #1, over US$2M weekend, US$8.3M total; surpassing the lifetime total of Skyfall by 7% in lc.
  • Little Prince: #2, no numbers.
  • Crimson Peak: #3, US$600K weekend, US$5.1M total.
  • Scouts Guide to Zombie Apocalypse: US$360K from 196 locations

 

 

The Little Prince in second place? Although we have not yet the numbers, really believed that animation could take the first place of Spectre.  :P

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Numbers here (without the fancy colours!). Spectre fell about 50% and it's on its way to US$10M. Bit disappointing for The Little Prince, maybe the previews didn't help much or Spectre is taking all the theatres. At this rate a US$6M total would be a great achievement. 4 new openers, all below US$400K.

 

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However, Monday was a bank holiday so we could expect interesting weekly numbers by Friday. Rentrak tweeted that the Top 10 from Fri to Mon was the same as the one above.

 

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Do you believe in a total of US $ 6 million? I believe that The Little Prince can do more, close to $ 10 million (hope I'm correct ^_^). 

 

If we add the last week of previews (US $ 348,000), which is common in other countries, The Little Prince would have been in the first place this weekend.

 

Spectre (US $ 2,255.295) vs (US $ 2,316.871) The Little Prince

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5 hours ago, Gabriel Sales said:

Do you believe in a total of US $ 6 million? I believe that The Little Prince can do more, close to $ 10 million (hope I'm correct ^_^). 

 

If we add the last week of previews (US $ 348,000), which is common in other countries, The Little Prince would have been in the first place this weekend.

 

Spectre (US $ 2,255.295) vs (US $ 2,316.871) The Little Prince

No, The Good Dinosaur and MJ2 will kill it.

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Weekly numbers! The Monday bank holiday helped most of the films. The Little Prince got a bigger audience than Spectre, but lower ticket prices pushed it down the gross table. All eyes on MJ2 this weekend.

 

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On 20/11/2015 17:48:15, Purple Minion said:

Weekly numbers! The Monday bank holiday helped most of the films. The Little Prince got a bigger audience than Spectre, but lower ticket prices pushed it down the gross table. All eyes on MJ2 this weekend.

 

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What could you tell about MJ2? :)

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Weekend numbers!

 

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MJ2 OW is 150,105,411 in lc, down 9.2% from MJ1's 163M according to @BoxOfficeMX. The fall in audience is even steeper, 12%. 

The Little Prince jumps back into #2, good hold. Unfortunately TGD will obliterate it this weekend.

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5 minutes ago, Purple Minion said:

Weekend numbers!

 

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MJ2 OW is 150,105,411 in lc, down 9.2% from MJ1's 163M according to @BoxOfficeMX. The fall in audience is even steeper, 12%. 

The Little Prince jumps back into #2, good hold. Unfortunately TGD will obliterate it this weekend.

Horrible for MJ2, th fall in dollars must be horrendous!

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