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9th April 2006 3:39  #1

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
Break-Bank Mountain
Universal has revealed that triple Oscar Winner, "Brokeback Mountain" enjoyed sales of 1.4 million units on its first day of retail sales. Pretty impressive for a film some said nobody wanted to see.

9th April 2006 6:16  #2

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I'll admit to seeing it.  I didn't think it was bad, but I don't think it deserved all the attention it did get.  Saying that, I won't be buying it, but I do know quite a few women who say they've bought it.  Most of my wife's friends have gotten it.

9th April 2006 8:34  #3

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
1.4 million is an insane amount to be pulling off on a Tuesday and with stiff competition from other new releases.

9th April 2006 8:36  #4

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
Don't say "stiff" when referring to a gay cowboy romance.

9th April 2006 9:11  #5

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,401 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
wah-wah.

10th April 2006 0:03  #6

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
I couldn't resist...

10th April 2006 4:47  #7

David Blackwell Senior Member Join Date: February 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,576 Send a message via MSN to David Blackwell
hehehhe.

10th April 2006 8:27  #8

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and Randy Quaid is sueing the producers for the fee he was paid as they mislead him on how the film was going to be presented....i.e. as an art house film with very limited release..

10th April 2006 15:17  #9

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Randy Quaid's beef is ridiculous.  There was no way that the producers could have predicted the success of Brokeback Mountain.

Anyone see where Walmart was threatened with boycots if they carried this title?  Don't people have better things to do?  Walmart carried the title anyway.

15th April 2006 5:15  #10

Ben Dover Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: Afghanistan Posts: 103
I saw people at Wal Mart snatching it  up right and left...amazing

15th April 2006 7:45  #11

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,401 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Huh. When I first heard about the film a few years back I figured it'd be a massive monetary failure. I was very wrong. Not only that, but it looks like it's actual making a difference in the field of gay tolerance. This is pretty darn cool.

17th April 2006 17:30  #12

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I've been surprised by the monetary success of Breakback Mountain as well.  It was assumed you couldn't sell this to the "Bible Belt".  I'm a little surprised as well that there wasn't more controversy over the release.  I don't remember a single protest, etc.

18th April 2006 8:13  #13

enigma67 Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 13
I hope that this is a sign of a more tolerant time, let the vile hatred filled people be in the minority. However, I didnt even think it was a great film, just a good one. Being British we dont have the 'Bible Belt' to contend with thankfully, way to much power for mind control there. Good for Walmart Happy

18th April 2006 22:46  #14

DarthElektra Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United States Posts: 97
I debated wether to see this films in the theaters and in the end, I didnt, but I rented it first day it was out and its a great film. I reccomend it.

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