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Jan. 6, 2006

'Narnia' nearing 'LOTR' numbers

“LION” LEAPING

Not only is ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ besting ‘King Kong’ at the B.O., the pic is keeping pace with “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.”

FIVE-WEEK BOX OFFICE CUME (in millions of $)

94

66

66

174

121

113
206
175

165
228
197

226

249
210

248
wk 1
wk 2 wk 3 wk 4 wk 5
Red bars denote “LOTR: Fellowship of the Rings,”

Blue bars denote “King Kong ”

Green bars denote “Chronicles of Narnia ”

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Hostel (Lionsgate) 2,195
Grandma’s Boy (20th)
2,015
Bloodrayne (Romar) 1,600
Classes Tous Risques (re) (Rialto) LA, Chi
2
Fateless (ThinkFilm) NY 1
Kill the Poor (IFC) NY 1
EXPANDING
Munich (U/D’Works) 532 – 1,485
Casanova (BV) 37 – 1,004
Brokeback Mountain (Focus) 269 – 484
Match Point (D’Works) 8 – 304
The Matador (Weinstein Co.)
4 – 28

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
9.2

’04

(thru Jan. 2, ’06)

8.8

-4%

’05

(thru Jan. 2, ’05)

Moviefone Logo 1. Chronicles of Narnia

2. Hostel

3. King Kong

4. Munich

5. Fun With Dick and Jane

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Jan. 5
Pic
New date
Old date
ECHO BRIDGE ENT.
Beer League
Aug. 11
FADER FILMS
On the Outs
Jan. 18
NEW LINE
The New World* Jan. 29 Jan. 13
TARTAN
The Hidden Blade
March 24
May
Lady Vengeance April 21 March 24
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
April 26
April 28
THE WEINSTEIN CO.
Mrs. Henderson Presents* Jan. 20  
Mrs. Henderson Presents** Feb. 3  
The Libertine** Jan. Jan. 13
Breaking and Entering**
July 4
Red indicates new entry
*expansion **wide release
Source: Nielsen EDI

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