Narnia Box Office Still Going Strong

Posted March 12, 2006 10:56 pm by Clipsie

The Hollywood Reporter has more news about the huge success of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in China and Japan. Read the rest of the article here.

“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe” looked to wind up the weekend with $8 million from 32 territories, including China, where the film debuted to $2.3 million — equalling the China bow of 2001’s “Pearl Harbour,” the market’s second biggest box office champ.

In Japan, “Narnia” retained the No. 1 spot with a $5.1 estimate, down just 24% from its opening smash weekend. Its Japan market total is a mighty $18.7 million. “Narnia’s” global total, more than $690 million ($401.2 million international), now surpasses that of 1994’s “Forrest Gump” in the all-time box office sweepstakes.