Ed Driscoll

LET'S RUN THE NUMBERS

Comparing Mel Gibson’s The Passion of The Christ and Michael Moore’s Bowling For Columbine, it might be possible to get an idea of which side is winning the culture battle by calculating how each film has done at the box office.

According to The Internet Movie Database, here’s the gross from the entire run of Bowling in US theaters: $21,244,913.

According to The L.A. Daily News, here’s the gross from the first day of The Passion’s release: $26.5 million.

As Brian Anderson wrote late last year, the right’s not losing the culture war anymore. But will Hollywood notice this largely abandoned market, or blacklist Gibson?