Thursday, December 28, 2006

Typically Defensive Mel Gibson

Speaking to the UK press for the opening of "Apocalypto," Gibson has no idea how out there he is. I'm glad they don't wrongly call Gibson a devout Catholic when referencing his religious beliefs (in fact, Gibson broke with the Catholic Church because it's not conservative enough). But calling "Apocalypto" a hit is not exactly right. It's doing great business for a foreign launguage film, but while Gibson opened the film with his name it has ground to a halt pretty quickly. If it cost $70 million, he'll probably break even when all is said and done, thanks to DVD, etc. It won't be a flop, but it's hardly a hit and nowhere near "The Passion of the Christ" of course. (Almost nothing is, of course.)

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