December 10, 2005
Brokeback Mountain — the Critics vs. the Box Office
How much do I wish I had had a wager on this one. Cold, hard cash on the line. ‘Cause you could see this one coming a mile away.
NEWS FLASH!! Brokeback Mountain “tops L.A. crix pix,” says Variety.com. The movie has won the award for best picture of 2005 from the L.A. Film Critics Association.
Well of course! Cue the violins. It’s a story about “the enduring but thwarted love between two cowboys.”
But it’s not too late for an easy prediction: this movie will go down in flames at the box office. It won’t make it to the New Year.
Guarantee it. Critics will love it, but no one is going to spend money to go see it.
Meanwhile, Narnia is sold out.
Friday box office for the Chronicles of Narnia — $23,900,000
Friday box office for Brokeback Mountain –$191,543
Aslan is on the move.
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Hat tip: Drudge.