Skip to comments.'Brokeback' a Box Office Success So Far
Posted on 12/29/2005 6:11:43 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
LOS ANGELES - Who's afraid of a couple of gay cowboys? Not moviegoers, who helped "Brokeback Mountain" post the highest per-screen average over the film-flush holiday weekend.
The Ang Lee film, which follows the 20-year forbidden romance between two roughneck ranch hands, earned $13,599 per theater, compared with $9,305 for weekend winner "King Kong" and $8,225 for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."
The big question is whether "Brokeback" can maintain its momentum as it moves from selected cities, where audiences are receptive to the subject matter, to suburbs far and wide, where that might not be the case.
Early numbers and early awards buzz establish the picture's staying power, industry insiders say. "Brokeback" earned a leading seven Golden Globe nominations.
"It delivered very strong growth in what is truly a highly unforgiving, competitive, cruel market at this Christmas period," said Jack Foley, president of theatrical distribution for Focus Features. "It showed it has breadth beyond the gay community."
Distributors planned to roll out the film slowly. It opened in just six theaters, where it earned an "unprecedented" $109,000 per venue, said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box office tracker Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc.
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There's a reason they're rolling this movie out so slowly...
I guess when the total box office take is crummy, you talk about sales per screen. There is a reason the movie is on so few screens...a very limited audience. Who really wants to see two gay sheepherders. If there is a sequel, I suggest the sheep go into hiding.
ROTF. Now we know where Baghdad Bob landed....
Hollyweirds contribution to society= normalizing homosexuality, promiscuity and a general lowering of morals.
The hack flacking for this film is unreal! Every other box office tally lists the amount of million$ the film grossed over the period. In order to inflate this one, they have to use the "per-screen average." Pure propaganda.
I guess we all need to keep our fingers crossed for this movie's success, right? Isn't it great that all of those Golden Globe nominations for this movie were announced just in time to help make it successful? barf
All this means is that most of the gays are seeing it. I think everybody knew they would go flock to see the movie, it has a built-in niche audience.
Hmm...because of it's relatively limited release, wouldn't it be more accurate to compare the "per theater" earnings of Kong and Narnia in the same cities where Brokeback was showing? Just a thought.
The lies of the left know no bounds.
Probably to make money...
hmmm... I have NEVER (NEVER NEVER NEVER) heard of this 'per screen' average being used to rate a movie success.
I wonder why
Mel Gibson made a half billion for 'The Passion of the Christ'- what is the total take for this piece of excrement ?
They are trying to compare apples to oranges.
Their marketing strategy is to roll it out to the top homo markets across the U.S. They're almost out of markets. The producers spent $14 million to the movie and the box office take has been $8 million, which means the producers have made approximately $4 million of that. They're still $10 million in the hole (pun not intended!) This movie is a flop, regardless of what the gay media cheerleaders try to say.
I suspect they are going to see it multiple times as winter weather makes picking up one night stands in parks a bit uncomfortable.
This is the homosexual "Titanic," a movie that will be seen 10-20 times by males homos as a date movie and by f*g hags. Since there are far less homos than teen girls, the take at the box office will be miniscule for the pudding eating movie in comparison to ship-sinking special effects.
I wouldn't say it's a flop. It was relatively cheap to make, and there are enough gays who do want to see the movie for it to recover it's costs and make a profit. But it will never play in fly-over country, but it still won't prevent the movie from being profitable.
Once they are gone...It's crickets chirping...
Next they will be toting up the amount of popcorn sold to try and convince the public that this farce is making any money. But, in the end it doesn't matter if this movie totally flops. Hollyweird will hail it as a cinematic "masterpiece" and it will sweep the oscars.
Here's the real story.....
I wonder how many times the "popcorn trick" from Diner is going to happen in those theaters?
Don't like the outcome? Change the rules!
They'll get a good turn-out from the highway, rest-stop crowd.
Right. It's sort of like saying that Rolls Royce makes more money per vehicle produced than Toyota does -- and yet nobody considers Rolls Royce a giant in the auto industry.
It's a financial flop. $14 million to make. $4 million in revenue. $10 million in the hole and the hype is wearing off in the homo markets. Look at the per screen averages.
How is it going to make another $10 million dollars to break even? They're out of homo markets.
Domestic Total as of Dec. 26, 2005: $7,573,000 (Estimate)
Running Time: 2 hrs. 14 min.
Production Budget: $14 million
that doesnt include marketing and * gifts *
Brokebutt, I can't wait to not see it.
What is it with people who think that when normal people are repulsed by the gay life style that they are afraid of it?
It's kind of silly to call a movie a flop a few weeks after its opening when they're still planning to expand it to more theaters. It's like calling a basketball game exceptionally low-scoring after 4 minutes.
All the signs indicate the movie's going to do very well for a small independent film, make its producers some money, and not be seen by the large majority of Americans.
And we're talking millions and millions of free publicity; through the Globe nominations, the evening news spots, the newspaper articles, etc. The MSM is going to the mat with this and maybe theyll make a few bucks on it. More hype than anything else.
BBM has already played to it's demographic and has nowhere else to go. In the end (a year down the road) the producers may make a couple of million bucks.
Assuming it was a year in the making, and 2 years before the full returns are realized, not a great return on $14M dollars, but I suppose a person could do worse.
"Flaming Queers on Blazing Saddles"
If my memory serves me, "limited market roll-outs" are generally subject to "special" (read: higher) pricing per ticket.
The rules are that the makers of the movies need $28 million dollars in box office revenue in order to break even. The box office gross is only around $8 million. Their liberal math skills can't disguise the fact that they're $20 million short of break-even.
"The hack flacking for this film is unreal! Every other box office tally lists the amount of million$ the film grossed over the period. In order to inflate this one, they have to use the "per-screen average." Pure propaganda."
I agree. I have never heard of a movie being evaluated on its "per screen average." There is obviously an agenda.
No kidding. This explains the large per screen average. These deviants' relationships last all of two to three hours and this movie is the perfect venue for finding the next one.
"Homos on the Range"
It will make more money in the home-release categtory. There, it can be watched in the privacy of the home, stopped for "intermission", continued, stopped for "intermission", continued, stopped for "intermission"...
Hollyporn continues to degrade the nation, but the glorification of gays in this sheepherder film is by far their most repugnant effort yet. Disgusting!
Oh, they just have shown this crap in place like Castro district in San Francisco and Back Bay/South End in Boston.
If there is no real momentum, manufacture some...
This is no different than the hundreds of "polls" predicting a huge Kerrey "landslide"...