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Brokeback Mountin Bombs at Box Office; Holiday BO smells
data from Box Office Mojo ^ | 12/17/05 | Dangus

Posted on 12/17/2005 11:10:22 AM PST by dangus

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To: dangus

I'll go see Narnia during its first run and plan to see Harry Potter again. None of the other films mentioned interest me, although I might get Kong on DVD when it is released.


51 posted on 12/17/2005 11:32:24 AM PST by GreyFriar ((3rd Armored Division -- Spearhead))
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To: Tench_Coxe
I don't get it.

BUT I DON'T WANT TO!!!

52 posted on 12/17/2005 11:34:35 AM PST by Pete'sWife (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: dangus

King Kong was actually quite good. Maybe not as good as the hype, but very good, nonetheless.


53 posted on 12/17/2005 11:34:48 AM PST by mysterio
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To: dangus

Yes, this will be THE movie that reverses Hoolywood's enormous decline.


54 posted on 12/17/2005 11:34:57 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: dangus

I guess you could say it isn't only the Mountain that is broke.


55 posted on 12/17/2005 11:35:29 AM PST by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: apackof2

narnia was soooo coooooooool!
and the best part for me was the director did not hide all the cool scenes in shadows and darkness.
it's amazing what the light of day can reveal!


56 posted on 12/17/2005 11:35:37 AM PST by 537cant be wrong (vampires stole my lunch money !)
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To: FormerACLUmember

Hollwyood isn't in decline. It's just that domestic box office doesn't mean as much as it used to...


57 posted on 12/17/2005 11:36:46 AM PST by durasell
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To: bnelson44
They aren't cowboys eithers. They herd sheep. They are shepards.

RANGE WAR!!!

58 posted on 12/17/2005 11:37:26 AM PST by socal_parrot
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To: Pete'sWife
Reference to a South Park episode referring to indy movies. One of the characters ( Cartman )states: "No dude, independent films are those black and white hippie movies. They're always about gay cowboys eating pudding."
59 posted on 12/17/2005 11:37:37 AM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: dangus

The set of guys willing to plunk down $20 to see a gay cowboy movie is pretty small.


60 posted on 12/17/2005 11:38:20 AM PST by JoeGar
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To: Tadhg

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

by Phil Hall
(2005-11-27)

snip


“Brokeback Mountain” takes great pains to avoid gay stereotypes, but it has no problems plugging in regional stereotypes that are equally offensive. In this film, all Texans are vulgar and wear tacky clothing, all Wyoming natives stand around like zombies and wear cheap clothing, and Mexicans are sleazy and oversexed (Jack crosses over to Juarez and strolls down a street overpopulated with male prostitutes). Yee-hah, indeed.

http://tinyurl.com/d7jvn





http://www.filmthreat.com

Truth in Entertainment


61 posted on 12/17/2005 11:38:44 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Baynative
"Don't matter none", came the reply. "I'ts jez gonna be you an me!"

Hmmm I don't think Shania Twain had that in mind!

I'm having me a party
(I don't think I can come)
Uh,uh, this ain't just any kind of party
(Nah, I think I'll stay at home)
Uh, oh, no It's gonna be really, really hot
(Startin' to sound good)
I'm gonna put you on the spot
(Baby, maybe I should)
Yeah, there'll be lots of one on one
(Guess I could be there)
Come on and join the fun
(What should I wear?)
I'll tell you that it..

[BRIDGE:]
It doesn't matter what you wear
'Cause it's only gonna be
you and me there (Whoa!)

[CHORUS:]
I'm having a party
A party for two
Invitin' nobody
Nobody but you.........

62 posted on 12/17/2005 11:38:59 AM PST by apackof2 (You can stand me up at the gates of hell, I'll stand my ground and I won’t back down)
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To: texson66

can you make a U-turn?
no but i can make her mother bat an eye!


63 posted on 12/17/2005 11:39:20 AM PST by 537cant be wrong (vampires stole my lunch money !)
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To: dangus

Here's a little ballad from my imaginary soundtrack:
Homo...........homo on the range,
Where the sheep and the shepherds do play,
Where never you'll see,
A man standing to pee,
And everything's merry and gay.


64 posted on 12/17/2005 11:39:26 AM PST by weeder
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To: Tadhg

lined up back to back?
nuts to butts i think!


65 posted on 12/17/2005 11:40:26 AM PST by 537cant be wrong (vampires stole my lunch money !)
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To: Siegfried The Red

Just idle speculation on my part, but what if there were movies made that have some basis in reality? What started out as a bad joke, two queer cowboys, doesn't that send off some kind of discordance with most people's idea of the West?

The entire tale was meant to be a mean-spirited spit-in-your-face parody of the rather isolated life of most range riders, as if the very isolation were the inspiration for deviant desire. After all, who's going catch you out there? Sheer fantasy on the part of the script writers.


66 posted on 12/17/2005 11:40:39 AM PST by alloysteel
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To: durasell
I forgot about that, But its Hollywood, this will be back in one form or another. Crime fighting gay singing cowboys.
67 posted on 12/17/2005 11:40:41 AM PST by 359Henrie
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To: dangus

I think you'll see that Karl Rove had a lot to do with this. Many Americans have been glued to their TV's on a incidents that Rove him manipulated to happen during the opening of this movie. The Iraqi Elections for one. Then, even though Bush had taken responsibility before for freeing the Iraqi people, he did so again just before the weekend. Many other stories unfolding as well. Surely Backdoor Mountain would have done much better if Karl Rove wasn't behind the scenes manipulating the news during its debut. Heck, it would have surpassed Titanic's total income by now under normal circumstances!

http://jednet207.tripod.com/PoliticalLinks.html


68 posted on 12/17/2005 11:41:21 AM PST by MaineVoter2002 (http://jednet207.tripod.com/PoliticalLinks.html)
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To: dangus

At this rate, they might as well release "Gigli II".


69 posted on 12/17/2005 11:41:23 AM PST by martin_fierro (Famous Insomniac)
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To: Tadhg
It is "ground breaking".

Never before has Hollywood been so blatant in pushing the NAMBLA agenda.
70 posted on 12/17/2005 11:42:07 AM PST by cgbg (MSM and Democratic treason--fifty years and counting...)
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To: bnelson44

When I lived in New Mexico I learned the three biggest lies in the state, or any other western state. The wind doesn't blow in New Mexico. My 4x4 is paid for. I was just helping that ole ewe over the fence.


71 posted on 12/17/2005 11:42:09 AM PST by oldreporter
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To: 359Henrie

Hollywood is trying to figure out how to make low budget movies with "name brand stars." Personally, I don't think they can do it.


72 posted on 12/17/2005 11:43:30 AM PST by durasell
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To: dangus; All
A gross of $11,000 per screen is quite good. If you're an autumn Wide Release, opening on 3500 screens across the country. When a movie opens on only 69 of the nation's largest theaters in a few dozen of the largest cities, with almost all of your target audience within range of those theaters, it's pretty bad.

Umm, no, actually, it's not, and you obviously don't know what you are talking about.

$11,000 per theater, especially the arthouse theaters where a movie like that is likely to play, is probably a sellout audience at most theaters.

The opposition to this film on FR really surprises me. I thought we took a 'live and let live' position. Who cares if it's about gay cowboys? I'm sure there are gay cowboys somewhere out there. If they want a movie, good for them. Might actually be good. I'm not gonna take kids to see it, but its stupid to say that there shouldn't be a movie on that topic.

73 posted on 12/17/2005 11:44:32 AM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: bnelson44
They aren't cowboys eithers. They herd sheep. They are shepards.

Points to consider:

  1. They live in Wyoming
  2. They were cowboy hats
  3. They work on a ranch.
That is close enough to a cowboy. If you can call it boston cream pie when it is really cake, you can call these guys cowboys. Gay cowboys. I will leave the rest as an exercise.
74 posted on 12/17/2005 11:44:43 AM PST by murdoog
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To: Siegfried The Red

I think Kong was better-suited to a summer release than a Christmas release.


75 posted on 12/17/2005 11:46:36 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: bnelson44
They aren't cowboys eithers. They herd sheep. They are shepards.

Ewe; how...tripe. I mean, TRITE. Bwaaaaahahahaaaaaa!

76 posted on 12/17/2005 11:46:37 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: durasell

They just need to make movies we want to see.


77 posted on 12/17/2005 11:46:49 AM PST by 359Henrie
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To: Siegfried The Red

Narnia was wonderful! I really enjoyed it.


78 posted on 12/17/2005 11:47:30 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Cicero

Interesting, I thought it was a bit dark, but in many ways better than the last two.


79 posted on 12/17/2005 11:49:07 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: andyk
They aren't cowboys either. They herd sheep. They are shepards.

Gay shepards! Now there's a box office draw!

80 posted on 12/17/2005 11:49:27 AM PST by dropzone
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To: dangus

It's gonna be "broke on their ass" for the producers of this joke of a film.


81 posted on 12/17/2005 11:49:50 AM PST by dc-zoo
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To: 359Henrie

Guys are paid millions and millions of dollars to figure out who "we" is/are. Is "we" the seven largest markets in the U.S. with a disprorptionate amount of the U.S. population and the highest amount of discretionary income? Is "we" the world, which would include western and eastern europe as well as parts of Asia? Is "we" the hugely rich teen market in the U.S.?


82 posted on 12/17/2005 11:50:36 AM PST by durasell
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To: dangus

It's sure to get the Best Picture Oscar now that it's losing money.


83 posted on 12/17/2005 11:51:04 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: longtermmemmory

I remember every Hollywood type critic talking about how the Passion was going to be a huge bomb, and the same peoplewere saying Brokeback Mountain was going to bethis monster hit. Hollywood puts out more and more movies that alienate more and more people and we are charged more and more money to see their product which isn'tthat great anyway. Then they blame everyone but themselves for their sinking profits. THat said, I'm taking my son to see Narnia after church tomorrow.


84 posted on 12/17/2005 11:51:30 AM PST by chae (R.I.P. Eddie Guerrero He lied, he cheated, he stole my heart)
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To: finnman69

Normally this time of year our theater is packed and you have to get there at least a half hour early, when we saw Narnia last week the theatre was almost empty. I really think people are boycotting Hollywood in general and someone, somewhere, had better wake up, take notice, and tell these 'actors' to keep their mouths shut, zipped, locked, glued, or they are all going down in flames. They have begun to take their own press too seriously -- not to mention, when you shell out $25 for two people to go to a show with coke and popcorn, most of us don't want to spend it to watch someone we've begun to loathe. That said, I'm anxious to see Kong.


85 posted on 12/17/2005 11:52:04 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: bnelson44

Just what I thought. Stinking sheep hearders who likely molest their flock.


86 posted on 12/17/2005 11:52:04 AM PST by dc-zoo
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To: dropzone

Reality will get you no where.


87 posted on 12/17/2005 11:52:54 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: apackof2

"Personally, I think millions of men are just itching to see Bareback Mountain"

Maybe those 20 million Chinese men who can't get a date due to the lack of female babies years ago.


88 posted on 12/17/2005 11:53:47 AM PST by takbodan (.)
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To: dangus

Target audience? Gay cowboys?

Ha ha ha ha ha!


89 posted on 12/17/2005 11:54:07 AM PST by airborne (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't!)
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To: murdoog

Points to consider:

1) Cowboys don't like sheep they ruin the range
2) Cowboys would not be caught dead calling shepards cowboys
3) No one who lives West of the Mississippi should make this mistake





90 posted on 12/17/2005 11:54:10 AM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: FastCoyote

"Personally, I think millions of men are just itching to see Bareback Mountain"

Yeah, it's a great date film for same-sex couples. That leaves out somewhere around 90% of the population.


91 posted on 12/17/2005 11:55:24 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: bnelson44
They aren't cowboys eithers. They herd sheep.

Figures they'd be after sheep!

EWE!

92 posted on 12/17/2005 11:55:50 AM PST by airborne (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't!)
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To: dropzone

I don't know. I haven't seen it yet, but it doesn't sound any different or better than any other star crossed lovers sappy BS crapola chick flick. It just has two guys instead. I think if it didn't have two gay guys in it, nobody would pay attention to it at all.

Mediocrity can sell if you add a bit of PC to it, I guess.

I would say this movie probably sucks, but I think sucking is the reason why so many people are going to see it. It's just the left's unhealthy obsession with sex again.

If you want to see a movie about sex be intellectually honest and go get some porn. And let's face it. It's about sex. Without the homosexuality factor, this movie would be just another sappy unoriginal romance. Liberals, in fact, probably would hate it because it's about people in flyover land.


93 posted on 12/17/2005 11:56:02 AM PST by Siegfried The Red (Subgeniuses are the last TRUE Americans!)
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To: dangus
Syriana also fell hard, too... ($1.6 million).

Woo hoo!

94 posted on 12/17/2005 11:56:02 AM PST by Ichneumon
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To: Ichneumon

Kind of like George did when he flipped back in that chair and almost broke his neck. Bad omen. :)


95 posted on 12/17/2005 11:57:17 AM PST by Siegfried The Red (Subgeniuses are the last TRUE Americans!)
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To: dangus

I'm salivating for Narnia to come out on DVD.


96 posted on 12/17/2005 11:57:24 AM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: Cicero
I'm really disappointed in the movies Hollywood has been releasing the past 20 years or so. Most of them are truly awful. I have a big fancy big-screen TV with DVD but all my wife and I generally watch on it is NFL football or DVDs of certain TV shows like "The Sopranos," "NYPD Blue" or "Deadwood."

It's a sad statement that many TV shows are superior to the big-budget films being put out these days by Hollywood. We even watch older shows on DVD like "The Waltons", "Columbo" and even "Adam-12."

Other than the "Lord Of The Rings" trilogy (which DID have its flaws) and some slapstick comedies in the "What About Bob" vein, there really haven't been very many movies made since 1980 that I would actually purchase on DVD.

I am very disappointed in the "Harry Potter" films. The films don't even begin to do the books justice. The kid they picked to play Harry Potter is mediocre actor at best and the films practically ignore the antagonist characters like Snape and Draco Malfoy that make the books such compelling reading.

It's good to see such an obvious ploy by Hollywood to "normalize" homosexuality fall flat (Brokenback Mountain). I can't imagine any self-respecting man wanting to go to that one.

Anyway, it's a good thing I have plenty of other hobbies besides watching movies.

97 posted on 12/17/2005 11:57:29 AM PST by SamAdams76 (What Would Howard Roarke Do?)
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To: dangus
IMHO, the overuse of computer enhanced images has ruined the movies.

If you look back at, say, some of the early Bond movies, the explosions, etc. were obviously not "real." But they looked real, and most importantly, plausible. Not so today. Everything is over-enhanced and overdone. And apparently the movie going public doesn't like it.

98 posted on 12/17/2005 11:58:48 AM PST by upchuck (Article posts of just one or two sentences do not preserve the quality of FR. Lazy FReepers be gone!)
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To: dropzone

I liked the scene where the guy cried when his sheep left him.


99 posted on 12/17/2005 11:59:43 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: dangus

I thought it was called 'Bareback Mountain'?


100 posted on 12/17/2005 12:00:07 PM PST by Right Wing Professor
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