can "brokeback" top $50 million?

By eug | eugonline January 16, 2006 at 3:14AM

can "brokeback" top $50 million?
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bbmpost.jpgThe last time I blogged about "Brokeback Mountain", more than a month ago, I was contemplating how much it might make at the box office. As much as I love the movie, I was thinking it would probably top out at about $25 million since I simply couldn't see it gaining widespread mainstream acceptance. Clearly, I was wrong about that. This weekend the film expanded to nearly 700 screens and made an estimated $6 million or so, passing the $30 million mark. Now, "Brokeback" is the leading Academy Awards contender and it seems safe to predict that it will top $50 million. Oh and by the way, I think that as of now it is the sure bet to win the best picture Oscar.

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