mel gibson's christ seems to be finally running out of passion. the film was beat out of the number one spot for the second week in a row. this time, our lord and saviour was not only less popular than a cgi talking (albeit with a terrible speech impediment) ghost-chasing dog, but also a band of thieves plotting to kill a church going lady. irony, anyone?
mtv, our source for all things christ, tells us:
"scooby-doo 2: monsters unleashed," fell $20 million short of the opening-weekend numbers put up by its 2002 predecessor, but still managed to squirrel away an estimated $30.7 million to debut at #1...the film had enough bite to shut out the latest tom hanks flick, "the ladykillers." the coen brothers' ("fargo") remake of a 1955 bank-heist comedy earned second place with $13 million...
mel gibson's "the passion of the christ" lost another 35 percent of its audience, but continued to put up strong numbers, slipping a notch to #3 on $12.5 million, bringing its to-date total above $315 million. the film will open in another 500 theaters this weekend in anticipation of the easter holiday.