Weekend Box Office: Prince Caspian Dethrones Iron Man
Posted 05.19.08 by reelz
Robert Downey Jr.'s armor-clad superhero Iron Man finally met his match over the weekend, as The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian cruised to an easy victory at the box office, earning $56 million in its debut. Despite generally positive reviews, the highly anticipated sequel failed to match the $65 million opening of its predecessor, 2005's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, leading some industry analysts to label Caspian a disappointment.
Iron Man held strong in its third week in release, claiming second place with a $31 million weekend tally, while What Happens in Vegas took third with $14 million. Rounding out the top five were Speed Racer and Baby Mama, which earned $8 million and $5 million, respectively.
Look for Prince Caspian's box office reign to be short-lived with this week's release of a little movie called Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Maybe you've heard about it.