February 20, 2004 at 9:31 PM EST - Updated June 26 at 8:32 AM
Mel Gibson wants to make sure people who want to see "The Passion
of the Christ" get to -- once it opens. He's adding more screens. It was going be on two-thousand screens when it opens on Wednesday. Now, Variety says it'll be on 28-hundred screeens. That's huge for an independent film. The increase puts it in the same range as "Master and Commander" and "The Last Samurai." Both of those opened on nearly three-thousand screens.