Wow. An easy week for me this week.
1. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (3,929 Theaters, 147 Minutes, Rated PG): The first Chronicles of Narnia movie made over $291 Million domestically, was featured in one of my most favorite Saturday Night Live skits of all time (“Lazy Sunday”), and provided the skeleton for Epic Movie, a fact I will never forgive it for.
Since that time, studios have been scouring the kids section of Barnes & Noble looking for the next kid-lit flick to make then boatloads of money. This means we got The Golden Compass, The Seeker: The Dark is Rising, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and a few more I can’t remember.
Almost all of the above were a box office disappointment at best, a flat out bomb at worst.
Does Narnia have something that these others don’t? Or have all these other similar movies diluted the audiences passions for the franchise?
I’m sure Disney hopes it is not the latter. They have at least $100 Million invested in this film.
This time round, the Pevensie siblings are back in Narnia, 1,000 years after the last movie. They must fight against the evil King Miraz to return the Prince Caspian to his rightful throne.