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.
The thread title still shows up on the new posts page.
Oh no! I was referring to Walk the Line!!
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.
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...
Don't speak to me that way, and don't tell me what to do.
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?
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.
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.
What a strange post.
If you have a problem with a new thread, take it to the mods.
I thought Ice Storm was less suffocating than Ordinary People and that kind of junk, with terrific acting.
I say let the homos have the oscars and golden boner awards, then hollywood will loose even more $$$.
Boxofficemojo.com 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.
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.
Sounds like a good idea.
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.
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.