HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office PreviewJan. 6, 2006 Variety Staff Follow Us on Twitter @Variety Share This Article LinkedIn Email Print Talk January 5, 2006 | 05:09PM PT '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) 1. Chronicles of Narnia 2. Hostel 3. King Kong 4. Munich 5. Fun With Dick and Jane These are the top 5 most requested films from activity on Moviefone’s Web site and requests from callers. The top five has 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 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 Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY. Post A Comment 0 TV ‘Thrones’ Director Breaks Down Timeline in New Episode TV ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Renewed for Season 3 TV ‘AHS: Cult’ Opening Credits Feature Trump and Clinton Film Jerry Lewis, Comedy Legend, Dies at 91 Oscars: Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott Race to the Finish Emmys 2017: Was the TV Academy on Autopilot When Nominating Comedies? Motion Picture Academy President John Bailey: The Variety Interview Emmys: As Final Voting Begins, One Last Stand for Broadcast? 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.