Aslan Can’t Beat Kong

It was close. It was very close. But in the end, studio estimates have King Kong beating The Chronicles of Narnia by a very slim margin. Meaning? That a large ape beating up dinosaurs is more marketable than a lion battling an ice queen. OK, fine, it’s more of a tie, so it doesn’t actually prove anything about marketability. But I managed to kill enough time and space to justify having that graphic there! W00t! Here are your Christmas weekend box office results. And if you were hoping for a terrific weekend, especially one where new movies made more than previously-released films, well, you’ll have to wait at least one more week.

At The Box Office for December 23 – 25, 2005

1. King Kong, $21,313,000
2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, $20,379,000
3. Fun with Dick and Jane, $14,500,000
4. Cheaper by the Dozen 2, $9,350,000
5. Memoirs of a Geisha, $6,800,000
6. The Family Stone, $6,725,000
7. The Ringer, $5,725,000
8. Munich, $4,094,000
9. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, $3,920,000
10. Rumor Has It, $3,470,000
(via BoxOfficeMojo)

Total Box Office Intake: $96,276,000
Intake from New Releases: $37,139,000
Remaining Difference: $59,137,000

Click HERE to read TDI’s December 2005 Movie Preview

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