Prince Caspian Rakes in $56.6m Opening Weekend
In its first three days, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian grossed $56.6 domestically. This is short of the $65 Million taken in by The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The film also brought in an estimated $20.7 million internationally to gross $77.3 million dollars in its opening weekend. It also knocked “Iron Man” out of the top spot.
“This is a film that we think is going to play all summer long and it’s got nothing but school holidays in front of it,” said Mark Zoradi, president of the Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Group.
1. “Prince Caspian,” $56.6m
2. “Iron Man,” $31.2m
3. “What Happens in Vegas,” $13.9m
4. “Speed Racer,” $7.6m
5. “Baby Mama,” $4.6m
Next weekend, Prince Caspian will meet some major competition when “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” opens on May 22.
UPDATE: BoxOfficeMojo has posted their analysis. “Distributor Walt Disney Pictures’ research suggested that Prince Caspian’s audience skewed older than The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’s with more than half 25 years and older, and opening night moviegoer pollster CinemaScore’s rating was lower with an “A-” versus the first movie’s “A+.” The next movie in the franchise, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, is scheduled for May 7, 2010, a week after another sequel to one of this summer’s big movies, Iron Man 2. ” Read the full article.