Mel Gibson is fast becoming a regular at PooterGeek. Forbes magazine estimates that he could walk away with around 40% of $650m collected at the box office for his Passion.

That doesn’t include the merchandising income from such tie-in delights as replicas of the nails used in the crucifixion. Apparently we shouldn’t consider this tasteless because the film’s production company has “teamed up with Christian retailing veterans”. No, I’m not making it up. Read the article.