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  • Mark Steyn: One Nation Under God (Flashback article about Mel's The Passion film from March 2004)

    03/26/2005 8:01:48 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 14 replies · 2,547+ views
    Steynonline (originally The (UK) Spectator) ^ | March 13th 2004 | Mark Steyn
    The other day, the guy on my local radio station mentioned that The Passion of The Christ was the Number One movie in America. ĎSo congrats to Mel Gibson,í he said. ĎAnd itíll probably hold on to the Number One slot until the new Starsky & Hutch opens.í Itís always useful to keep things in proportion. But, in fact, Starsky & Hutch opened and The Passion cleaned its clock. Last weekend, it took in $51.4 million, as against S&Hís $29.05 million. By then, The Passionís total gross was up around $212 million. Pace my radio guy, mid-Seventies nostalgia is no...