Tag: The Chronicles of Narnia

May 19

Prince Caspian Grabs the Box Office Crown from Ironman

Just as I expected, the second movie in the Narnia series, Prince Caspian, dethrones Ironman in its opening weekend making $56.6 million based on estimates. Although it made less in North America in its debut weekend compared to the first movie, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, which raked in $65.5 million, producers expect the movie to gain momentum during the Memorial Day weekend and stay strong as summer holidays begin.

The first movie grossed $745 million worldwide during its theatrical run and it is likely that Prince Caspian will not be far behind in the tally. Ironman was unseated from the top spot after holding it for 2 weeks, slipping to the second spot making $31.2 million. Ironman has reached domestic gross of $222.5 million to date.

The biggest disappointment in the movie industry is the Wachowski brothers’ Speedracer which grossed only $29.8 million in 2 weeks. Although producers of the movie hasn’t raised the white flag, it is still a long way to go before they can recover the $120 million it cost to make it. Good luck then — I didn’t even know that the Wachowski brothers were behind that movie.

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May 18

Prince Caspian: The Chronicles of Narnia 2

It’s just a few more night’s sleep and Prince Caspian will be screening in theaters nationwide. The second Narnia movie has made my kids jumpy with excitement that you can hear them from the kitchen whenever the trailer is shown on tv. Actually, I’m just as excited and I can’t wait to see this sequel. I have seen few good movies lately and have been looking forward to the good ones coming out.

I have read only as far as Prince Caspian in C.S. Lewis’ book series and in this one we will find the Pevensies drawn back to Narnia who has been in turmoil years after they returned home through the wardrobe. Director Andrew Adamson shot this film even before the first film, The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe, had been released. He wanted to finish the second book before the kids were too old to play the part. Prince Caspian, the heir to the Telmarine throne, will be played by Ben Barnes. After seeing the trailer, I don’t remember visualizing Prince Caspian quite as attractive and manly while I was reading the book years ago. My vision was inclined towards a boy who was unsure of what to do.

Anyway, Prince Caspian was already shown in the US starting May 16, 2008. For other countries, we have a bit of wait to endure. With the dry spell my kids and I have had in watching fantasy movies, I hope it’s worth the wait. For those still waiting like us, watch the trailer right here and anticipate the thrill.

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