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Is The Kids Are All Right On Track to Become the Next Brokeback Sleeper Hit?

By next weekend Focus Features’ The Kids Are All Right will reach 500-600 theaters nationwide, which means its current $4.9 million take (and wholly impressive per screen average) should see a nice burst. Kind of reminds you of the film distributor’s last slowly rolled out blockbuster success: a little film called Brokeback Mountain, “which went on to lasso over $83 million domestically. During the third week of that film’s release, the cowboy romance arrived in 217 theaters with per-screen averages of $8,803 and total sales of $6.8 million.”

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8 Comments

  • s_b

    I went to see it here last week and the line was literally around the block!

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    All this proves is that America only likes gay men if we’re miserable, dying of AIDS, or being murdered. And America loves lesbians, as long as they look, and act like straight women.

  • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

    @Mr. Enemabag Jones:100% Co-Sign…

    I only recently saw Brokeback Mountain ( had to, was ascared my Gay card would be revoked). I thought it was the longest,boring, depressing piece of trash ever put on a screen. I was under the impression I was going to view a Gay love story, of two Gays who somehow found happiness and grew old and Gay happily on a ranch watching the sunset in their golden age…………….

    Instead was nothing but a depressing horrible depiction of two guys one of who ended up dead other living a miserable life. So sad that only because it had a “Gay theme” that everygay flocked to it and lauded it as a cinematic triumph instead of calling it out for what it truly was, a depressing piece of garbage…

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS:

    Do yourself a favor and read the short story the film was “based” on. It’s brilliant, plain spoken, and lovely. The crap that Ang Lee put on the screen was gay porn for straight audiences.

  • mm

    I saw it and liked it. I think we should celebrate a non-straight relationship that wasn’t completely confined by cliches and stereotypes.

  • Jeffree

    @Plays Well & @Enemabagjuice:
    So glad to hear you 2 say that. I found BrokeBag depressing. This movie with Bening & Moore was much better. More contemporary & true to life.

    I believed them as a lesbian couple & I think Cholodenko wrote/ directed a solid film about a middleaged couple dealing with their family. The film is breaking projected boxoffice numbers, so dont be surprised if it gets nom’d for an award or two.

    The Annie Proulx story that BrakebackMontana was based on was far richer than the eventual movie. Originally published in the NewYorker, it’s gotta be available somewhere on-line.

    Lisa’s other movies are worth a gander, too. Loved “Laurel Canyon” BTW.

  • Txn2

    Being proud of your tasteless ignorance is not a good thing. Are you a Republican? Christian? Ah. Now it all makes sense.

  • bluenosedive

    I soo wanna see this movie ^_^

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