Skip to comments.No 'Passion' for Vermont, Maine, Detroit
Posted on 03/21/2005 10:42:52 AM PST by WestTexasWend
Newmarket Films, distributor of "The Passion Recut" that's the toned-down, unrated version of Mel Gibson's bloody, anti-Semitic diatribe obviously didn't think the whole country wanted to see this thing again.
The 290 theatres it chose for the new version's release were not in Maine, Vermont or the city of Detroit. Only one theater in Manhattan got the film.
The places that did get "The Passion Recut" didn't really want it anyway. The movie took in about $40,000 total, meaning about four people were at each show. It's likely that many shows, however, were empty, except for the projectionist.
By comparison, roughly 7,400 people went to see Woody Allen's "Melinda and Melinda," and that was only in one theater.
"Check out Roger Friedman on the "Fox 411" email service...he slips in his thoughts about "The Passion," calling it "Mel Gibson's bloody, anti-Semitic diatribe."
Anti-semitic? ...uh, all the protagonists in the film were JEWISH.
Diatribe? The only diatribe seems to be the one written on "Fox 411."
Let's let the Freeps look at this and give Fox News a piece of our minds...could one of you please post this on FR?"
I would only add that Gibson's suit against Regal Cinema probably hasn't helped any...not that they don't deserve to be sued!
This reminds me of what's scheduled to happen at our (my?) church this Friday night.
As I sat in the pew yesterday morning, I found myself entertaining the thought of "borrowing" the projector beforehand so it can't happen. >:-)