TITLE

'Passion' spreading word in Latin America

AUTHOR(S)
Groves, Don
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Daily Variety;3/22/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 61, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Latin America fell under God's spell over the week ending March 22, 2004, as the movie "The Passion of the Christ" smashed company records throughout the region for local distribution of 20th Century Fox Corp. The biblical saga also opened strongly in largely Lutheran Germany but was soon knocked off. Mel Gibson's epic rang up an estimated $5.2 million on 950 screens in Mexico, marking the industry's second biggest debut after "Spider-Man," despite a restrictive aged 18-plus rating. "Passion" captured roughly $1.8 million on 472 in Brazil, $688,000 on 42 in Chile and $606,000 on 114 in Colombia; third best behind movies "Spidey" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King".
ACCESSION #
12680806

 

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