'PASSION' STIRS RELIGIOUS VIDEO GENRE

Religious-themed movies will see a resurgence this year, according to retailers and other experts polled by SN.Mel Gibson's film, "The Passion of the Christ," caught the movie industry by surprise with its exceptionally strong box office in its first two weeks of release, going over $200 million. Fueled largely by a grass-roots publicity campaign, the movie previously rejected by studios was quickly

Religious-themed movies will see a resurgence this year, according to retailers and other experts polled by SN.

Mel Gibson's film, "The Passion of the Christ," caught the movie industry by surprise with its exceptionally strong box office in its first two weeks of release, going over $200 million. Fueled largely by a grass-roots publicity campaign, the movie previously rejected by studios was quickly snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Century City, Calif., for vid

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