View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The Lion vs. the Brokeback boys

The Golden Globes are behind us, with Bumboy Mountain taking top honors.

That may provide a boost for a film that ranked only 9th in box office earnings the weekend of January 13-16. The movie earned just over $7 million, bringing its six-week total to $32 million.

In contrast, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe ranked 4th, bringing in just under $13 million. Its six-week total is $264 million.

The top grossing movie for the weekend was the historical, feel good sports film Glory Road ($16.9 million), followed by the children’s movie Hoodwinked ($16.9 million), and the PG-13 comedy Last Holiday ($15.5 million).

Narnia trails only Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in total earnings, the Potter entry earning $284 million in nine weeks. (Bumboy Mountain ranks 20th.)

I guess gay, adulterous cowboys just don’t have as much appeal for the average moviegoer.

1 Comments:

Blogger tom said...

Well, the whole mess makes me wonder about some of the great western combos like Butch and the Kid, Tonto and the Lone Ranger(he did like masks), Pancho and Cisco, heck, even Wild Bill and Doc Halliday.
I mean, COWBOYS...
is nothing sacred?

8:05 PM  

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