"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Monday, May 22, 2006

Christ vs. Anti-Christ

With little serious competition over the weekend, and with tons of free publicity and support from the MSM, "The DaVinci Code" pulled in big bucks on its first weekend.

But as pointed out here, an accurate movie about Christ, "The Passion of the Christ," beat DaVinci Code by $7 million, despite fewer screens, an "R" rating, and the scorn of the MSM.


Anonymous said...

Assuming these statistics are correct – and $7 doesn’t seem like that much in light of the $140m or so draw – I wonder how you know that “The Passion” was really any more accurate than a work which doesn’t pretend to be true. As I understand it, there are considerable differences amongst Christian scholars about Christ’s life. “The Passion” was also aggressively marketed toward fundamentalist Christians, but I guess the “Code” could be as well, with some clever wording.

Whatever the case, I didn’t see either of them. I bet they were better than Sister Act II.

Anonymous said...

But there was a HUGE marketing campaign by churches to send people to support the Passion of Christ.

That does not mean anything in particular other than the fact that The Passion had LOTs of marketing behind it.

Anonymous said...

Indeed, my guess is the “market to the churches” campaign cost more than $10 million, negating any difference in draw.

Local Man said...

Hey, dumbass -- the so-called liberal, mainstream media hates the movie. Loathes it. Take a look at the reviews. It's been pummelled, far moreso than The Passion was.

Anonymous said...

I think Tom is under the belief that any movie that he doesn’t like is loved by those “liberals.” This is Tom’s reality, and it won’t do you much good to contradict it. I didn’t see the movie, because going to movies contradicts a basic tenant of my faith.

But, it is true: "Code" is universally hated by the critics. "Passion" got mixed reviews.