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Queer year at the

Queer year at the


There's been a lot of press lamenting how movie box office figures were down in 2005. Gay films--and gay-inclusive films--were no exception to the trend, with only a handful breaking the $1 million mark at the domestic box office.

Here we list the top 10 B.O. titles for December 1, 2004 to November 27, 2005, led by Rent (thanks to its Thanksgiving holiday opening).

Missing the boat and also the million-dollar mark were nonetheless well-received titles including Heights, Cote d'Azur, Beautiful Boxer, The Dying Gaul, and Ballets Russes. (Both Brokeback Mountain and Transamerica opened after December 1.)

With home entertainment systems taking over as a preferred venue for films--no inconsiderate jabber-jaws, ringing cell phones, or other obnoxious distractions--DVD sales and rentals are now a movie's best friend.

1. Rent $17.1 million* 2. Capote $9 million* 3. High Tension $3.68 million 4. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang $3.44 million* 5. Walk on Water $2.71 million 6. Happy Endings $1.32 million 7. Saving Face $1.18 million 8. My Summer of Love $1 million 9. Mysterious Skin $713,000 10. Last Days $463,000

* gross not final; film still in release

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