Date: 10th December 2004
Mel Gibson has made so much money from The Passion of the Christ that he is buying his own island.
The film star is reportedly paying around £8 million for the 5,400-acre island of Mago in Fiji.
It is a snip for Gibson, who is projected to make £280 million from The Passion of the Christ.
Gibson bought Mago from a Japanese hotel firm reports the Evening Standard.
He hopes to use the beaches and two lagoons to entertain friends in private.
Earlier this year, fellow screen star Johnny Depp bought a Caribbean island for about £1.6 million.
The Passion of the Christ is only nine months old but has broke video sales records and is also making money on pay-per-view TV.
Gibson's personal profit is likely to be further boosted by DVD sales of the film, which follows the final hours of Christ.
The film was the biggest-ever release not during the summer or on a holiday.
Source: Press Release