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"Narnia" voyages to the top

Writer: Lai Swee Wei

"Narnia" tops weekend box office.

13 Dec – "The Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader" easily sailed past last week's chart topper "Rapunzel: A Tangled Tale" in Singapore, Malaysia and United States when it debuted over the weekend just gone (9-12 Dec).

The third "Narnia" instalment docked an estimated US$24.5 million Stateside, and was considered a weak debut as it opened to half of "The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe"'s US$65 million or "Prince Caspian"'s US$55 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

Debuting tepidly in second was "The Tourist" with US$17 million. The film was stronger than "Duplicity", slightly better than "Killers" and lower than "Knight & Day", among comparable titles, but was far less than many recent pictures from Depp and Jolie, reports Box Office Mojo.

"The Tourist" is slated to open in Malaysia and Singapore on 30 December 2010.

"Lelio Popo" lead actors KK and Luke at Mega Cineplex, Penang.

Meanwhile in Malaysia, Mamat Khalid's "Zombi Kampung Pisang" horror-comedy sequel, "Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah" managed to garner a solid opening with RM1.8 million as of yesterday, distributor Tayangan Unggul confirms.

Over the weekend, "Lelio Popo" cast namely KK, Luke and Henry Thia appeared for a meet and greet session with the fans at Mega Cineplex, Penang, while "TRON: Legacy" characters appeared at ZoukOut 2010 and Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention in conjunction with the release of the sci-fi flick this 16 December 2010.

Among other lesser releases that opened in Singapore are "Let Me In", "Sammy's Adventures: The Secret Passage", "Doraemon Movie: Nobita's Mermaid Legend", "Box!" and "The Fourth Portrait", while Malaysia include "My Soul To Take", "Viruthagiri" and "No Problem".

Box office takings for the weekend just gone
(9 – 12 Dec)
1) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Trader
2) Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah
3) Rapunzel: A Tangled Tale
4) Ngangkung
5) Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
6) Lelio Popo
7) The Social Network
8) Raktha Charitram
9) Due Date
10) Warrior's Way, The
1) The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
2) Rapunzel: A Tangled Tale
3) Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
4) Let Me In
5) Hello Stranger
6) Skyline
7) Sammy's Adventure: The Secret Passage
8) The Next Three Days
9) Doreamon The Movie: Nobita's Mermaid Legend
10) My Soul to Take

Cinema Online, 13 December 2010

Related Movies:
The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader (09 Dec 2010)
Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah (Malay) (09 Dec 2010)

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