Mon 22 Mar, 2004 08:01 am
Dawn of the Dead whipped the Passion this weekend. Passion was down 40% from the previous weekend.
Was the Passion a short term blockbuster because of the church buyout of tickets and a slow movie release period or do you think it will hold it's own in months to come to become a top 10 grosser?
I think it's ironic and funny that a movie titiled "Dawn of the Dead" would knock "The Passion" off it's money making pedistal.
"The Passion" will go the way of the movie "The Last Temptation Of Christ", which, IMO, was a piece of trash too.
"The Passion" is nothing more than a flash in the pan. It isn't going to be a classic the way the movies "The Greatest Story Ever Told" or "Jesus Of Nazareth" are. They were beautiful, inspiring and moving movies about the life and death of Jesus Christ.
It's going to be interesting to see how "The Passion" is remembered 20 years from now and if the next generation of Christians will accept or reject it's violence and misreprentation of Jesus' crucifixion.
If Passion was Good Friday, then Dawn of the Dead must be Easter?
It's already made nearly $300 million, which, I believe makes it already the 18th highest grossing film of all time. It is unusual for even a highly successful film to stay in the #1 position for very long.
I wonder how much it would have made if the churches hadn't bought all the advance tickets. That's rather unprecendented to get organized religion to back a film with dollars.
I have to say that I loved this bit of news today.
The irony of a film about humans who don't remain dead knocking off "Passion" at the box office should cause some to chuckle to themselves.