Brokeback Starts Lassoing The Wins

Key Artsmall.jpgFollowing the L.A. Film Critics announcement on Saturday that Ang Lee‘s Brokeback Mountain was their top choice of the year, the film was also named one of the American Film Institute‘s top 10 films of the year and topped the Broadcast Film Critics Association list of nominated films with 8 nominations.
It also pulled in an estimated $109,000 per screen for a opening weekend gross on 5 screens of just shy of $550,000, according to Box Office Mojo.
Don’t be surprised if this kudo parade continues. The film is already a critical darling and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it made an impact at the box office, as well. We may be a conservative country in many places, but there are enough film goers in cities across the country to give the film decent numbers. Now don’t think I am predicting a $100 million blockbuster, here, but it’ll do just fine.

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