Weekend Box Office
1)The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian $56.5 million
2)Iron Man $31.2 million
3)What Happens in Vegas $13.8 million
4)Speed Racer $7.6 million
5)Baby Mama $4.5 million
6)Made of Honor $4.5 million
7)Forgetting Sarah Marshall $2.5 million
8)Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay $1.8 million
9)Forbidden Kingdom $1 million
10) The Visitor $687,000
The second film in Disney's The Chronicles of Narnia trilogy entitled Prince Caspian topped the box office charts this weekend with $56.5 million. While it managed to conquer that number one spot, expectations for the sequel to The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe were not quite met. That film earned $65.5 million when it opened in December of 2005. A difference of 9 million dollars.
With no other major film opening this weekend, the rest of the chart was filled out by older films fighting to keep an audience. In only its second week of release, Speed Racer managed to earn just an extra $7.6 million, putting it in the fourth place position. That brings its very weak cumulative gross to $24.3 million, a sum earned by most films on their opening weekend. Speed Racer was once again thwarted by the powerhouse that is Iron Man. The popular Marvel comic book adaptation dropped to second place with $31.8 million. That brings its total ticket sales to $222 million thus far. Also beating Speed Racer for the coveted third place spot was the Ashton Kutcher/Cameron Diaz comedy What Happens in Vegas, which grabbed an additional $13.8 million. It is proving to be quite the little sleeper of the summer.
Next weekend will surely belong to the man in the hat. There is no denying that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will top the charts when it bows on Thursday, May 22nd. But will it have the legs to carry it for more than one week? That is looking doubtful as Sex and the City: The Movie, which opens the following weekend, is destined to be one of the bigger surprise openings of the entire year.