Back in the Christmas of 2005, the first Narnia film, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, enchanted audiences worldwide. The adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ Christian allegory took in almost $750 million worldwide, and Disney was sure it had a franchise on its hands that could rival The Lord of the Rings. That was before the darker, monumentally dull and emo Prince Caspian barely made a blip on theatergoer’s radar in the very crowded Summer of 2008. Disney promptly dumped the rights to future Narnia films, and that was a wise decision, as the newest chapter, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, set sail in shallow box-office waters with a paltry $24 million take. We may have seen the last of talking, sword fighting mice and the Jesus Lion.  Here’s the full weekend chart, courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

About Jeff Carter

Jeff began his path towards Geek destiny at the age of four, at a drive-in screening of Star Wars. Since then, he's had a love affair with all things nerdy. In the mid to late 90's, Jeff was a staff writer for EchoStation.Com, interviewing Star Wars heavyweights like Timothy Zahn and Drew Struzan. He then went on to review films and write editorial pieces for several blogs in the mid 2000's, wrote and co-created a webcomic strip that ran from 2007-2010, and is currently co-founder of Dead Henchmen Productions, an independent film company based in New England.

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