Friday, February 20, 2004

Passion gets bigger

Thanks to Helenann Hartley for this link from BBC On-line:

Gibson film gets wider US release
. . . . . Distributor Newmarket Films is increasing the number of prints from 2,500 to 4,000 and 2,800 cinemas across North America will now show the film . . . .

Online ticket service Fandango said The Passion, which depicts the last 12 days of Christ's life, was making up nearly 70% of its advance sales.

Fandango said it has become its second-biggest film in terms of advance sales, below current box office smash The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

The Passion's release puts it on a par with hits like Something's Gotta Give, which opened at 2,677 cinemas in December.
The article also reports that Hutton Gibson has spoken up again about his holocaust denial -- "It's all - maybe not all fiction - but most of it is." O dear.

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