HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office Preview<br>Dec. 9, 2005 Email Print +Talk +G+ +Tweets December 8, 2005 | 04:04PM PT 'Narnia' turning page on December B.O. records Variety Staff FANTASTIC VOYAGES Today Disney discovers if ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ will emulate the success of former December lit hit ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ Pic (year) Domestic B.O. opening* LOTR: Return of the King (’03) 73 LOTR: The Two Towers (’02) 62 LOTR: Fellowship of the Rings (’01) 47 Meet the Fockers (’04) 46 Cast Away (’00) 40 BOWING Movie Title Engagements The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion… (BV/Walden) 3,616 Neal n’ Nikki (Yash Raj) 40 Memoirs of a Geisha (Sony) 8 Mrs. Henderson Presents (Weinstein Co.) NY, LA 6 Brokeback Mountian (Focus) NY, LA, SF 5 The World’s Fastest Indian (Magnolia) NY, LA 3 Go For Zucker! (First Run) Houston, Dallas 2 Marebito (Tartan) NY, LA 2 Isn’t This a Time (7th Arts) NY 1 EXPANDING Syriana (WB) 9 – 1,752 YEAR TO DATE (in billions of $) 8.4 ’04 (thru Dec. 5) 7.9 -6% ’05 (thru Dec. 4 ) 1.The Chronicles of Narnia 2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 3. Aeon Flux 4. Walk the Line 5. Yours, Mine and Ours AOL Moviefone derives its Top Five Most Requested films from activity on its Web site. The Top Five have historically been 80% accurate in predicting the weekend’s top five movies at the box office. Visit Moviefone View opening films RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES As of Dec. 8 Movie Title New date Old date FOX SEARCHLIGHT Night Watch Feb. 17 1st qtr. Thank You for Smoking March 17 MIRAMAX The Heart of the Game June 14 THINKFILM Awesome: I Fuckin’ Shot That March 31 The King May 5 Loverboy June 2 THE WEINSTEIN CO. Master of the Crimson Armor Dec. 23 Dec. 16 Hoodwinked Dec. 16 Dec. 23 Stormbreaker Aug. 18 WARNER BROS. The Lake House June 16 Feb. 3 Red indicates new entry Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource Want Entertainment News First? Sign up for Variety Alerts and Newsletters! Post A Comment 0 Most Popular 1 TV 12:08PM PT William Shatner Remembers 2 Film 10:58AM PT ‘Fifty Shades’ Becomes 3 TV 10:18AM PT Watch: Dakota Johnson Joins 4 TV 9:54AM PT Paul Rudd, John Oliver, Louis 5 Digital 8:28AM PT ‘House of Cards’ Season 3 Variety Jobs Director, Finance Entertainment One, Los Angeles, California Hollywood Business Practices & History Instructor Columbia College Hollywood, Tarzana, California Director, Talent Relations Save the Children, Fairfield, Connecticut Publicity Coordinator Entertainment One, Los Angeles, California Instructor, Audio Post-Production Honolulu Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii See More Jobs Marketplace Leave a Reply No Comments Cancel reply Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications. Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.