Mel Gibson’s “The Passion” took in $117.5 million in box office sales through the weekend. The amount made the controversial movie about Jesus’ crucifixion the second highest five-day total for a film that opened on a Wednesday. “People spoke; they wanted it,” Bruce Davey, one of the film’s producer’s, told The New York Times.
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