Daily Chart So Far
The gist of the link is this: Before its Golden Globe wins, Brokeback Mountain earned $1,236,425 on Monday, not even cracking the top five for the day (for the entire MLK weekend, it placed ninth overall). After its wins? Tuesday, it earned $735,000, placing it at NUMBER ONE for the day. Wednesday, it earned $735,000 AGAIN to place it at number one for that day. Keep in mind that it is still playing in only 683 theaters, while its closest competitor, Glory Road is playing in 2,222 theaters. If this trend continues into this weekend, I can't wait for the reaction when Brokeback Mountain reaches the top spot.
Whoever said that "no one watches these movies" PLEASE DON'T SPEAK IN PUBLIC AGAIN.