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Hollywood: 'Brokeback'óNo Bump
Newsweek/MSNBC ^ | 3/6/06 | Sean Smith

Posted on 03/01/2006 5:24:30 PM PST by wagglebee

March 6, 2006 issue - An Oscar nod for Best Picture often means big box-office increases, but "Brokeback Mountain" hasn't gotten the kind of bump insiders expected. Unlike last year's "Million Dollar Baby," which saw an 88 percent increase between the noms and Oscar night, and "Chicago," which shot up 100 percent, the grosses for "Brokeback" have actually been declining every weekend.

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Projected to reach the $100 million mark before the Oscars, it'll now be lucky to touch $80 million.

They just don't get it! They can push the movie all they want, but most Americans still don't want to see it!

1 posted on 03/01/2006 5:24:32 PM PST by wagglebee
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To: DirtyHarryY2K; DBeers

Homosexual Agenda ping.


2 posted on 03/01/2006 5:25:03 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

Hollywood "broken", period.


3 posted on 03/01/2006 5:25:29 PM PST by Supernatural (Lay me doon in the caul caul groon, whaur afore monie mair huv gaun)
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To: wagglebee

..and this is a surprise because........?


4 posted on 03/01/2006 5:26:58 PM PST by Guenevere
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To: wagglebee

People in general don't like homosexuality nor do they like homosexuals pushing their sexuality around in inappropriate places like the work place or schools.

That is not being homophobic, it is having good taste and conventional ethics.

From the religious side we are to love the sinner and reject the sin, not highlight it and ADULTERY in a movie.


5 posted on 03/01/2006 5:27:27 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: wagglebee

Its already made a huge profit.


6 posted on 03/01/2006 5:28:36 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: marajade

The leftists behind the homosexual agenda don't care about how much money this propaganda movie does or doesn't make, they wanted to expose as many people as possible to homosexuality -- and on that level, they have failed.


7 posted on 03/01/2006 5:32:03 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: marajade

Yep. Already made $126 million with $14 million production costs.

It's just a movie - I don't understand why its existence upsets people. I'm not fond of the Mafia, but the Godfather was a great flick.


8 posted on 03/01/2006 5:35:24 PM PST by Bubbatuck
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To: wagglebee

Hollywood is always about profit.


9 posted on 03/01/2006 5:36:26 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Bubbatuck

Never seen Godfather or Brokeback Mtn.


10 posted on 03/01/2006 5:37:12 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: wagglebee

Once the queers got tired of seeing it for the 10th time, it broke the back of the ticket sales.


11 posted on 03/01/2006 5:40:20 PM PST by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath (My Homeland Security: Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper)
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Only one solution to increase the revenue- request that all liberal public skool teachers drag their grade school children to see the movie without parental consent- pay full price, paid by tax payers. (/lib talk at a squeeling halt)


12 posted on 03/01/2006 5:45:45 PM PST by Mark (What at first was plunder assumed the softer name of revenue.- Thomas Paine, 1792)
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To: marajade
Hollywood is always about profit.

The only movie to come out of Hollywood in the past several years that could possibly be considered a blockbuster is "The Passion of the Christ" and "mainstream" Hollywood did everything it could to discredit it before it was even released. The only "agenda" driven movies that have ever been really successful in Hollywood are pro-American patriotic movies along the lines of "Rambo" and "Red Dawn." The other blockbusters have always been purely for entertainment, they may not be "artistic masterpieces" but they make money.

13 posted on 03/01/2006 5:51:44 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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Um Dude where have you been? The LOTR triology? SW I, II, and III?


14 posted on 03/01/2006 5:53:58 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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the grosses for "Brokeback" have actually been declining every weekend.

Gee I wonder why? After every gay man in America has seen it ten times, what audience is left?

15 posted on 03/01/2006 5:55:40 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: wagglebee

They'd already pumped this dead sheep for all it was worth. The other movies hadn't been endlessly hyped for four straight months. Heck, on FR, we're tired of even making fun of it. Leno's out of jokes. The east and left coast liberals who saw it once a week for six straight weeks to raise the box office numbers are so tired of it, they're probably paying to see it, then sneaking in to watch Curious George.


16 posted on 03/01/2006 5:59:47 PM PST by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: marajade

You are absolutely right, LOTR and Star Wars were huge hits, and I was mistaken in that respect. However, they were not "agenda driven" (although LOTR clearly has Christian undertones, but non-Christians could easily ignore these). And the most recent Star Wars movies would not be considered "blockbusters" compared to the original three (especially Episode IV).


17 posted on 03/01/2006 6:00:00 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

Um Chronicles of Naria made a huge profit.


18 posted on 03/01/2006 6:02:45 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: marajade

I really don't get your point.


19 posted on 03/01/2006 6:04:27 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

Christian under tones?


20 posted on 03/01/2006 6:05:10 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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