Prince Caspian Finally Open in Europe!
Posted June 30, 2008 10:21 am by Glumpuddle
The Hollywood Reporter writes:
As the European soccer championships wound to a conclusion Sunday, third-place finisher “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” introduced itself to continental Europe, scoring strongly in the U.K. and France for an overall weekend estimate of $20.1 million from 4,200 screens in 34 markets. Its overseas the cume is $161.8 million; with $298.8 million globally.
“Wanted” (starring James McAvoy) won the weekend, grossing $33 Million, followed by “Kung Fu Panda,” which earned $21.5 Million.
Three years after “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” the second filmed instalment of C.S. Lewis’ Narnia books is back on top of the box office.
“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” whisks the four Pevensie children back into the magical world to help Prince Caspian, played by Ben Barnes, in his struggle against his wicked uncle.
The film took 4.1 million pounds in its opening weekend [$8,098,389 million], according to Screen International, and edged out another newcomer, action thriller “Wanted.”