Monday, January 23, 2006

We Have a Winner

Highway 290 Revisited: Recant

Ten days after my "bold" prediction that Brokeback Mountain would outgross Munich, I'm declaring victory. As of Sunday, Brokeback had raked in $42 million, while Munich was slowing down at $38 million. Barring a shutout for the former and a very unexpected sweep for the latter in next week's Oscar nominations, it appears clear that the cowboys will ride well beyond the $50 million mark, perhaps threatening the triple digit threshold, while Spielberg's Israeli avengers could stall out as millions of Americans wait for the DVD.

Don't get me wrong: I'm not gloating that Spielberg failed. I want to see Munich. But it's sweet to see Brokeback do so well. With its win this weekend at the Producer's Guild of America awards, it looks even more like the movie to beat.

Did anyone see it over the weekend? (Jon, I'm looking in your direction.) What did you think?


Jonathan said...

I have not seen it yet, Paul came down. Sorry :(

Richard said...

You're sorry? You had to put up with Paul all weekend. I'm sorry.