Prince Caspian Takes Down Iron Man

Prince Caspian and the Pevensie kids may not have exceeded industry expectations in their first week of release, and indeed fell below the mark set by the opening weekend of the first “Chronicles of Narnia” movie, but Caspian and company nonetheless did what other films couldn’t do for the last two weeks — knock Jon Favreau’s “Iron Man” off the top spot. “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Capsian”, the second of an expected trilogy, took in $56.6 million at the box office in its weekend debut, good enough for first place over runner-up “Iron Man”, which finally had to give up the box office crown with $31.2 million in its third week of release, bringing its 3-week total to $222.5 million in the U.S. alone.

Meanwhile, the romcom “What Happens in Vegas” continues to surprise, managing to hold onto the #3 spot with a second weekend take of $13.9, bringing its two-week total to $40.3 million. But as surprisingly well as “Vegas” has performed at the box office, on the other end of the spectrum is the Wachowski’s “Speed Racer”, which continues its incredible failure with a meager $7.6 million in its second week, for a two-week total of $29.8 million. Horrendous numbers, given the film’s $120 production budget.

Here’s how the rest of the Top 10 broke down over the weekend (via):

1. “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” $56.6 million.

2. “Iron Man,” $31.2 million.

3. “What Happens in Vegas,” $13.9 million.

4. “Speed Racer,” $7.6 million.

5. “Baby Mama,” $4.6 million.

6. “Made of Honor,” $4.5 million.

7. “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” $2.5 million.

8. “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay,” $1.8 million.

9. “The Forbidden Kingdom,” $1 million.

10. “The Visitor,” $687,000.

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