‘Narnia’ Takes ‘King Kong’ Crown

LOS ANGELES – “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” snatched the box office crown from “King Kong” during another fierce four-day holiday battle for the top spot.

Old acquaintances met again: Less than $2 million has separated “Kong” and “Narnia” the past two weekends.

“We edged out `Kong.’ It’s been neck-and-neck,” Buena Vista’s Dennis Rice said Monday. “These are two great movies in the marketplace that are doing great business.”

“Narnia” took in an estimated $32.8 million during the Friday-through-Monday period, nudging Universal’s “King Kong” out of the No. 1 spot and into second with a New Year’s weekend take of $31.6 million.

“This is a great way to start the new year. We have an up weekend

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