I don’t know if Nikki Finke‘s report that Mel Gibson‘s Apocalypto is tracking a little bit ahead of Ed Zwick‘s Blood Diamond and Nancy MeyersThe Holiday is “astonishing,” as she puts it. Apparently the fans of Mel’s The Passion of the Christ are favorably disposed on some level. Translation: they almost certainly haven’t read or heard much about Apocalypto except for the bare bones stuff, but are thinking it might have some spiritually appealing current (wrong!) and are therefore grunting in the affirmative when the phone surveyor mentions the title and who directed it.