The Passion of the Christ was released seven weeks ago today. In that time it has become:
# 8 highest grossing movie of all time
# 1 highest grossing February release of all time
# 1 highest grossing non-English movie of all time
# 1 highest grossing February weekend
# 1 highest grossing R-rated movie of all time
# 2 highest grossing 7th weekend
By next week it will have overtaken Jurassic Park for the seventh spot on the all-time list.
This is all the more remarkable when considering it was produced for $30 million and marketed for an estimated $20 million. The other contemporary movies in this range cost over $100 million and had marketing budgets above $50 million.
My sources are www.boxofficemojo.com and www.boxofficeprophets.com.