Monday, December 12, 2005

Yes! Narnia Rocks the Box Office!

Set a suicide watch for the Reasonable pundits like Polly Toynbee:
Of all the elements of Christianity, the most repugnant is the notion of the Christ who took our sins upon himself and sacrificed his body in agony to save our souls. Did we ask him to?
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has rocked the house!

Another fantasy world has joined Hollywood's instant-blockbuster club. Disney's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" -- adapted from C.S. Lewis' tale of enchantment, epic battles and talking animals -- debuted as the weekend's top movie with $67.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Expanding nationwide after two weekends in limited release, the Warner Bros. thriller "Syriana," an oil-industry saga whose ensemble cast includes George Clooney and Matt Damon, ran second with $12 million.

Warner's "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," the No. 1 film the previous two weekends, slipped to third with $10.3 million, raising its domestic total to $244.1 million.

"Chronicles of Narnia" kicked off what is likely to be a strong finish for Hollywood after a box-office slump that has lingered most of the year, leaving attendance down 7 percent compared to 2004.

The top 12 movies took in $117.8 million, up 17 percent from the same weekend last year.

We Fools have spoken! Make films that honor our principles and engage our imaginations with fantastic story-telling and we're yours! Looks like the Ka-Ching! factor worked in our favor. For a change.

If you haven't gone to see it yet, go! You'll love it! Trust me on this!