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(Vanity) Brokeback Mountain, a Curious Attendance Story
Michael Medved Radio | 1-6-06 | Vanity

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 it’s true. Callers can make up stories too. It peaked my interest though.

KEYWORDS: boxoffice; brokebackmountain; hollyweird; homosexualagenda; medved; piqued; pudding
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To: don-o

The thread title still shows up on the new posts page.

81 posted on 01/06/2006 4:02:31 PM PST by CaptainK
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To: Borges

Oh no! I was referring to Walk the Line!!

82 posted on 01/06/2006 4:02:33 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people believe in Intelligent Design (God))
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To: Borges

I'm just not interested in seeing it, but I love the works of screenwriter Larry McMurtry. The director Ang Lee is really uneven. But I don't like the actors or the subject matter so I won't be seeing it. This has been a rotten movie year for me, and I've gone to the theater rarely, my lowest movie attendance since I started going to movies.

83 posted on 01/06/2006 4:02:51 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (The first and great commandment is: Don't let them scare you. --Elmer Davis)
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To: MadIvan
..good hearing from your latest observations/perspective. :)
84 posted on 01/06/2006 4:03:00 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: Rocky

Re#74 Thanks for the expansion on what may be going on. What I would love to see is some investigative reporting where somebody interviews surprised moviegoers that were misled into thinking they were simply seeing a Western. That would be a hoot...

85 posted on 01/06/2006 4:03:32 PM PST by eureka! (Hey Lefties and 'Rats: Over 3 more years of W. Hehehehe....)
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To: don-o

Don't speak to me that way, and don't tell me what to do.

86 posted on 01/06/2006 4:03:45 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: darkangel82

It's interesting--people here LOVED Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, yet how many threads have been posted on that, as compared to this movie no one here has seen and no one is interested in?

Maybe we need a FRTeeper Movies thread regularly to discuss movies we, you know, LIKE and have seen?

87 posted on 01/06/2006 4:04:13 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (The first and great commandment is: Don't let them scare you. --Elmer Davis)
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To: Ironclad
This week gross: $4,847,443
Cumulative gross: $15,102,697
Probable financial loser, I'd say.

Very limited release. They are tightly controlling the release. It will make some money -- but it is at the end of its run (both puns intended).

Its target audience have all gone to see it, they will keep it limited to gay-friendly areas. It will probably end up in the $25MM area.

It was made to win awards, not make money. But the money people in Hollwood won't forget this. It will be interesting to see if Lee's career tanks some after this vanity piece.

88 posted on 01/06/2006 4:04:48 PM PST by freedumb2003 (American troops cannot be defeated. American Politicians can.)
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To: Borges

Speaking of the Oscars..the movies they're touting for Oscar Consideration are so out there that i truly doubt many people are going to tune in. It'll be interesting.

89 posted on 01/06/2006 4:04:49 PM PST by Hildy (Spielberg spends his spare time memorializing the last Holocaust while working to justify the next.)
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To: Darkwolf377
Ang Lee makes tedious, watered down, middlebrow piffle. This movie looks like more of the same along the lines his 'The Ice Storm' all from the devilish spawn of ersatz pseudo art like 'Ordinary People'.
90 posted on 01/06/2006 4:05:17 PM PST by Borges
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To: don-o

What a strange post.

91 posted on 01/06/2006 4:06:10 PM PST by Rutles4Ever (Thank you, Matt Leinart, for three awesome years!)
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To: darkangel82

If you have a problem with a new thread, take it to the mods.

92 posted on 01/06/2006 4:07:48 PM PST by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing. Become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: Borges
I really enjoyed The Ice Storm and even Sense and Sensibility, though I don't care for costume films generally. And Crouching Tiger was visually beautiful.

I thought Ice Storm was less suffocating than Ordinary People and that kind of junk, with terrific acting.

93 posted on 01/06/2006 4:08:32 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (The first and great commandment is: Don't let them scare you. --Elmer Davis)
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To: Balding_Eagle
It seems to me that theatre owners are businessmen and I cannot even imagine they would post a "sold out" sign guaranteeing no sales at all. These people typically don't ensure expenses greater than revenues.

94 posted on 01/06/2006 4:09:05 PM PST by HawaiianGecko (Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.)
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To: darkangel82

I say let the homos have the oscars and golden boner awards, then hollywood will loose even more $$$.

95 posted on 01/06/2006 4:09:35 PM PST by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: freedumb2003; Ironclad says it's up to $16.7M through Thursday. The budget was $14M. It's going to make a fair bit of money, even though most people will never see it.

96 posted on 01/06/2006 4:09:55 PM PST by HostileTerritory
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To: Darkwolf377

I dare say Narnia would generate its own interest merely because of the book it is derived from.

Another observation from American television news - the amount of discussion on the news about Narnia was nil or negligible. Discussion of Brokeback Mountain was almost continuous.

Regards, Ivan

97 posted on 01/06/2006 4:10:23 PM PST by MadIvan (You underestimate the power of the Dark Side -
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To: Darkwolf377

Sounds like a good idea.

98 posted on 01/06/2006 4:10:49 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: darkangel82
Next to post a thread about this movie gets a temporary zot.

OK, if you can point out a thread with a similar topic about this movie I promise not to post again for 6 months.

The topic of this thread, in case you didn't notice, was the possiblility of fraud occuring by theaters creating imaginary movie goers to Brokeback.

99 posted on 01/06/2006 4:12:34 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (God has blessed Republicans with political enemies who have dementia.)
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To: prophetic

Actually, My Li(f)e was Clintoon's book. Living HIStory* was her royal THIGHNESSES.

*HIStory as in His Story as in cleaning up from bimbo erruptions, faking suicides for murdered aides who knew too much, and many a night with the "girls", Rosie O'Donut, Elaine DeGenerate, etc.

100 posted on 01/06/2006 4:12:44 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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