From today's Roger Friedman column.
""You wouldn't know it from all the hype and the endless critics' awards. But Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain" may be suffering a little burnout in its third week of release.
Indeed, "Brokeback"---aka the Gay Cowboy movie---has seen declines at the box office every day this week after a huge premiere and subsequent run in gay-concentrated neighborhoods.
But now it may be that reality is setting in, and reality bites, as we all know. On Monday, "Brokeback" was 51 percent off from Sunday. On Tuesday, it was down 9.1 percent from Monday. By Wednesday, it was off another 7.6 percent. All in all, it dropped to No. 10 on its 13th day out.
Today, "Brokeback" nearly doubles its number of theaters to 217, but this may be a real litmus test. There is hardly a straight male in the U.S. who will see this movie voluntarily. No matter how well made it is---and it is very well crafted by a hugely talented group of people---it's hard to imagine a suburban wife coaxing hubby to the Cineplex on Saturday night to see two men consummate their passion.""
But he shoots himself in the foot later on by pointing out that King Kong, like Brokeback, has been somewhat dissapointing at the Box Office this past week but that, of course, was on account of the transit strike in New York.
Is it required by Fox News that all their people spin any and all news, even Entertainment??