Skip to comments.(Vanity) Brokeback Mountain, a Curious Attendance Story
Posted on 01/06/2006 3:31:19 PM PST by Balding_Eagle
Did anyone else hear this on the Michael Medved talk radio today?
A man called in, near the end of the hour. He said he had been taken his kids to the theater, and the kids movie they were waiting to see had a very long line. Brokeback Mountain was also showing at that theater. He said he sat near the ticket booth for 35 minutes, as his kids waited in line to buy tickets for their movie.
During that 35 minutes he never heard one person buy a ticket for Brokeback Mountain. However, during that 35 minutes, the SOLD OUT sign came on for Brokeback. Out of curiosity, he went in to the Brokeback theater, and only saw 4 people in there. The theater manager refused to comment when the man questioned him.
Is this how all those theaters are getting such high attendance for Brokeback? Imaginary theater goers?
Perhaps other theater goers can investigate for themselves this weekend.
I can only vouch for the fact that this man called in a related the story as I presented it here, not if its true. Callers can make up stories too. It peaked my interest though.
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Did you see what the 4 guys in the theatre were DOING?
What I've heard is that a movie must make double its budget to break even (because promotion and distribution costs are so steep). In other words, this movie has to make $28 million to break even. It's not even close.
>>>It showed how coming from nothing you could make something of yourself and overcome drinking and drugs.>>>
And two people who cheated and left families for their own selfish reasons.
"Box Office receipts are very hard to manipulate because all the studios get the same numbers."
I can see that. But couldn't whole theaters or "blocks" of tickets be bought up by someone promoting a movie, such as boxes of books can be bought up and counted as "sold" by a publisher pimping a book? That would be manipulating the numbers. They just want "tickets sold" they don't check to see if people are actually in the theater...or do they? I kinda doubt that Hollywood trusts a pimply-faced sixteen year old usher with that critical data, LOL!
That would explain the SOLD OUT theater with four bodies actually in it...if, in fact, that caller was telling the truth.
Y'know, just to cause trouble....
I think the whole movie was based on a joke. I cannot repeat the entire joke, but the punchline is: "Well, Moo-Moo, Buckaroo."
Ivan, you didn't stop by and say 'hello' =(
the old Car Dealership trick. Hurry down, before the AMC Pacers are all gone.
A few days ago, a local radio personality said that everyone who called in could have one of two free prizes (their choice). One was two tickets to see Bareback Mountain. The other was a roll of Certs. He cut it off when the box of Certs was gone. During that time, he gave away 75 rolls of Certs and 3 pairs of tickets.
First of all, the italics indicate I was reposting what someone else had posted. Second of all, anything can be made ridiculous by exaggeration. Who said anything about $200 million?
Were they wearing rain coats?
The attendance figures for BM are very strange. Initially, BM showed very poor legs, with its overall take only modestly growing as the number of theaters showing expanded rapidly. Now suddenly, the movie has strong legs.
Ho-mos on the Range
Where the queers and
The turd burglars play.
Why bring the King of the Surf Guitar (Dick Dale) into this?
I recall a similar type story concerning The Passion of the Christ. Hollywood is not quite what you might call honest.
There were probaly eight people in there, but only four whose heads were above the seatbacks.
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