Prince Caspian Dethrones Iron Man


The Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Be sure to check back on Monday for final figures based on actual box office.

Disney/Walden’s The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian knocked Iron Man out of the top spot with an estimated $56.6 million from 3,929 theaters for an average of $14,398 per location. The sequel took in less in its opening weekend than “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,” which earned $65.6 million in North America in December of 2005. The Andrew Adamson-directed film also collected $20.7 million internationally over the weekend. The first “Narnia” film made $745 million worldwide over its threatrical run.

Despite dropping to second place, Marvel Studios’ Iron Man added an impressive $31.2 million in its third weekend to push its total to $222.5 million domestically. The Paramount release also collected another $25.6 million internationally, bringing its overseas tally to $206 million and worldwide total to $428 million. Directed by Jon Favreau, the Robert Downey Jr. starrer was made for $140 million.

Third place belonged to Fox’s What Happens in Vegas, starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher. Budgeted for $35 million, the comedy earned $13.9 million and is up to $40.3 million after two weeks.

The Wachowski Brothers’ Speed Racer lost a hefty 58.8% of its first weekend ticket sales. The Warner Bros. release collected $7.6 million in fourth and has made just $24.4 million compared to its budget of $120 million.

Universal’s Baby Mama rounded out the top five with $4.593 million for a four-week total of $47.3 million, followed closely by Sony’s Made of Honor, which earned $4.5 million and is at $33.7 million after three weeks.

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