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 to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY. Post A Comment 0 Lady Gaga on Her Fearless Dive Into ‘Til It Happens to You’ With Diane Warren Liz Garbus and Deniz Gamze Erguven on Oscars Diversity and Being the Only Nominated Female Directors How Oscar Best Picture Nominees Aim to Stay Relevant Best Actress Besties Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan Honored in Santa Barbara Variety Jobs Creative Development Coordinator Triptyk Studios, New York, New York Account/Project Coordinator (Ad Agency) Petrol Advertising, Burbank, California Media Specialist Bridgewater Associates, Westport, Connecticut Executive Director, Aspen Film Company Confidential, Aspen, Colorado Associate Director, YouTuber & Gamer Partnerships Save the Children, Fairfield, Connecticut 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.