The Passion of the Christ

( [email protected] ) Feb 17, 2004 11:42 AM EST

The movie ‘The Passion of the Christ,’ which director Mel Gibson said is “about faith, hope, love and forgiveness” and “about Christ’s sacrifice”, will hit theaters on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25. The film recounts the last 12 hours of Jesus’ life. Ticket bundles in the thousands have already been purchased in advance and the movie is expected to make $25 to $30 million during the opening week.