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Title: Diverse auds stoked for 'Broke' - first weekend
Post by: brokebackmountain on Dec 19, 2005, 09:41 PM
Proving a potent mix of strong reviews, good buzz and kudos noms are trumping any cultural resistance, "Brokeback Mountain" continued to set records in its second frame.

Focus' gay cowboy love story roped the No. 8 spot with $2.4 million despite playing in just 69 theaters.

As expected, best perfs came in more liberal cities, including Toronto, New York and L.A., where the film's best per play takes reached over $70,000.

However, "Brokeback"'s best per play takes in other cities included an estimated $56,000 at a theater in Atlanta, $50,000 in Phoenix, $49,000 in Houston, $35,000 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and $33,000 in St. Louis. In some of those cities, it was playing on only one screen.

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