Booty or Loot... You Decide
The Golden Globe Awards have been given out. 'Brokeback Mountain' garnered four, 'Capote' got one, 'Transamerica' was given one, 'Syriana' took one, and 'Narnia' received none. It doesn't take an aluminum foil pyramid on one's head to predict the criticism that followed. I'm beginning to believe that the Hollywood elite are politically left of center.
In the real world, however, 'Narnia' did bring home some gold that the others did not. According to Box Office Mojo.com, 'Brokeback Mountain' cost $14 million to produce and grossed $33 million in the U.S. and $35 million internationally since its opening on December 9th. 'Narnia', on the other hand, cost a whopping $180 million to produce, but grossed $265 million in the States and $586 million world-wide since it opened on the same day. $406 million over production costs is at least some consolation for that humiliating showing at 'The Globes'.
The moral of the story: Cowboys coming out of the closet get the booty, children going into the closet get the loot. (Or in case Rob drops by... 'Brokeback Mountain' proves to be a slippery slope... 'Brokeback 2' will be about a Wyoming cowboy with his horse in a cozy, nicely decorated line shack.)
(H.T. Becky Perry of World Magazine Blog.)