NO ONE WANTS TO GO TO NARNIA ANYMORE

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.

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