Thursday, February 19, 2009

Narnia films

This is sort of old news, probably, but I recently read in someone's blog (possibly Blue Sky Disney) that Disney was no longer going to be associated with the Narnia films. I assumed it was because they were flops.

I was going through a stack of old magazines (dental and waiting room publications) and came across an article comparing the first Narnia film to the film made of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. The suggestion was that while The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe cost the same as the Pullman film to make ($180 million), it was a huge hit compared to that other film. It earned $291.7 million at the US box office, and $453.1 million abroad, making it Disney's all time top-grossing live action film. (Apparently it's been overtaken in that honor, though I don't know by what, exactly.)

I don't know what Prince Caspian did, but it must have tanked to make Disney give up the franchise.

1 comment:

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