The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $291,710,957Details
International Box Office $457,096,000
Worldwide Box Office $748,806,957
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $428,170,665 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $428,170,665
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media present THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, in which four young adventurers playing hide and-seek in the country home of an old professor stumble upon an enchanted wardrobe that will take them places they never dreamed. Stepping through the wardrobe door, they are whisked out of World War II London into the spectacular parallel universe known as Narnia - a fairy-tale realm of magical proportions where woodland animals talk and mythological creatures roam the hills. But Narnia has fallen under the icy spell of a mad sorceress, cursed to suffer through a winter that never ends by the White Witch Jadis. Now, aided by Narnia's rightful leader, the wise and mystical lion Aslan, the four Pevensie children will discover their own strength and lead Narnia into a spectacular battle to be free of the Witch’s glacial enslavement forever. Touching on eternal themes of good and evil, and of the power of family, courage and hope in the darkest moments, THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE is a classic fable for our times.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
76% - Certified Fresh
Audience
61% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$180,000,000
Theatrical Release: December 9th, 2005 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: April 4th, 2006 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for battle sequences and frightening moments
Franchise: Chronicles of Narnia
Keywords: Visual Effects, Talking Animals
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Walden Media, Mark Johnson

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Cast

Georgie Henley    Lucy Pevensie
Skandar Keynes    Edmund Pevensie
William Moseley    Peter Pevensie
Anna Popplewell    Susan Pevensie
Tilda Swinton    White Witch
James McAvoy    Mr. Tumnus
Jim Broadbent    Professor Kirke
Kiran Shah    Ginarrbrik
James Cosmo    Father Christmans
Judy McIntosh    Mrs. Pevensie
Elizabeth Hawthorne    Mrs. MacReady
Patrick Kake    Oreius
Shane Rangi    General Otmin
Brandon Cook    Boy On Train
Cassie Cook    Girl On Train
Morris Lupton    Train Conductor
Shelly Edwards-Bishop    Distraught Mothers
Susan Haldane    Distraught Mother
Margaret Bremner    Distraught Mother
Jaxin Hall    Soldier
Terry Murdoch    German Pilot
Katrina Browne    Green Dryad
Lee Tuson    Rumblebuffin the Giant
Elizabeth Kirk    Hag
Felicity Hamill    Hag
Kate O'Rourke    Hag
Sonya Hitchcock    Hag
Lucy Tanner    Hag
Tiggy Mathias    Hag
Greg Cooper    Fauns
Richard King    Faun
Russell Pickering    Faun
Ben Barrington    Centaur
Charles Williams    Centaur
Vanessa Cater    Centaur
Allison Sarofin    Centaur
Alina Phelan    Centaur Archer
Stephen Ure    Satyrs
Sam Lahood    Satyr
Ajay Ratilal Navi    Red and Black Dwarf
Bhoja Kannada    Red and Black Dwarf
Zakiuddin Mohd Farooque    Red and Black Dwarf
M. Ramaswami    Red and Black Dwarf
Prapaphorn Chansantor    Red and Black Dwarf
Nikhom Nusungnern    Red and Black Dwarfs
Doungdieo Savangvong    Red and Black Dwarf
Rachael Henley    Lucy (Older)
Mark Wells    Edmund (Older)
Noah Huntley    Peter (Older)
Sophie Winkleman    Susan (Older)
Liam Neeson    Aslan
Ray Winstone    Voice of Mr. Beaver
Dawn French    Voice of Mrs. Beaver
Rupert Everett    Voice of Mr. Fox
Cameron Rhodes    Voice of Gryphon
Philip Steuer    Voice of Philip the Horse
Jim May    Voice of Vardan
Sim Evan-Jones    Voice of Wolf
Douglas Gresham    Radio Announcer

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Andrew Adamson
Story Creator    C.S. Lewis
Screenwriter    Ann Peacock
Screenwriter    Andrew Adamson
Screenwriter    Christopher Markus
Screenwriter    Stephen McFeely
Producer    Mark Johnson
Executive Producer    Andrew Adamson
Executive Producer    Perry Moore
Director of Photography    Donald M. McAlpine
Production Designer    Roger Ford
Editor    Sim Evan-Jones
Editor    Jim May
Visual Effects Supervisor    Dean Wright
Composer    Harry Gregson-Williams
Co-Producer    Douglas Gresham
Casting    Pippa Hall
Casting    Gail Stevens
Unit Production Manager    Beth De Patie
Unit Production Manager    Tim Coddington
Unit Production Manager    Philip Steuer
First Assistant Director    K.C. Hodenfield
First Assistant Director    Jeff Okabayashi

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/12/09 1 $23,006,856   3,616 $6,363   $23,006,856 1
2005/12/10 1 $25,326,015 +10% 3,616 $7,004   $48,332,871 2
2005/12/11 1 $17,223,441 -32% 3,616 $4,763   $65,556,312 3
2005/12/12 1 $4,603,152 -73% 3,616 $1,273   $70,159,464 4
2005/12/13 1 $4,026,675 -13% 3,616 $1,114   $74,186,139 5
2005/12/14 2 $3,507,508 -13% 3,616 $970   $77,693,647 6
2005/12/15 2 $3,638,314 +4% 3,616 $1,006   $81,331,961 7
2005/12/16 2 $9,010,075 +148% 3,680 $2,448   $90,342,036 8
2005/12/17 2 $13,003,508 +44% 3,680 $3,534   $103,345,544 9
2005/12/18 2 $9,824,100 -24% 3,680 $2,670   $113,169,644 10
2005/12/19 2 $4,654,664 -53% 3,680 $1,265   $117,824,308 11
2005/12/20 2 $4,915,049 +6% 3,616 $1,359   $122,739,357 12
2005/12/21 1 $4,940,386 +1% 3,616 $1,366   $127,654,000 13
2005/12/22 1 $5,763,097 +17% 3,616 $1,594   $133,442,840 14
2005/12/23 1 $7,930,875 +38% 3,853 $2,058   $141,373,715 15
2005/12/24 1 $4,740,768 -40% 3,853 $1,230   $146,114,483 16
2005/12/25 2 $7,106,319 +50% 3,853 $1,844   $153,220,802 17
2005/12/26 2 $11,914,333 +68% 3,853 $3,092   $165,135,135 18
2005/12/27 1 $9,224,127 -23% 3,853 $2,394   $174,359,262 19
2005/12/28 1 $8,756,930 -5% 3,853 $2,273   $183,116,192 20
2005/12/29 1 $8,875,130 +1% 3,853 $2,303   $191,991,322 21
2005/12/30 1 $9,703,562 +9% 3,853 $2,518   $201,694,884 22
2005/12/31 1 $7,745,203 -20% 3,853 $2,010   $209,440,087 23
2006/01/01 2 $8,237,790 +6% 3,853 $2,138   $217,677,877 24
2006/01/02 1 $8,025,469 -3% 3,853 $2,083   $225,703,346 25
2006/01/03 1 $2,578,517 -68% 3,853 $669   $228,281,863 26
2006/01/04 1 $1,900,104 -26% 3,853 $493   $230,181,967 27
2006/01/05 1 $1,952,722 +3% 3,853 $507   $232,134,689 28
2006/01/06 2 $4,026,673 +106% 3,514 $1,146   $236,161,362 29
2006/01/07 2 $7,129,706 +77% 3,514 $2,029   $243,291,068 30
2006/01/08 2 $4,486,756 -37% 3,514 $1,277   $247,777,824 31
2006/01/09 2 $871,718 -81% 3,514 $248   $248,649,542 32
2006/01/10 2 $875,443 n/c 3,514 $249   $249,524,985 33
2006/01/11 2 $832,203 -5% 3,514 $237   $250,357,188 34
2006/01/12 2 $853,904 +3% 3,514 $243   $251,211,092 35
2006/01/13 7 $2,333,693 +173% 3,224 $724   $253,544,785 36
2006/01/14 4 $4,383,948 +88% 3,224 $1,360   $257,928,733 37
2006/01/15 4 $3,342,115 -24% 3,224 $1,037   $261,270,848 38
2006/01/16 3 $2,750,011 -18% 3,224 $853   $264,020,859 39
2006/01/17 5 $567,018 -79% 3,224 $176   $264,587,877 40
2006/01/18 5 $498,576 -12% 3,224 $155   $265,086,453 41
2006/01/19 5 $529,115 +6% 3,224 $164   $265,615,568 42
2006/01/20 8 $1,440,644 +172% 2,757 $523   $267,056,212 43
2006/01/21 6 $3,046,832 +111% 2,757 $1,105   $270,103,044 44
2006/01/22 5 $1,749,094 -43% 2,757 $634   $271,852,138 45
2006/01/23 6 $393,031 -78% 2,757 $143   $272,212,000 46
2006/01/24 5 $358,244 -9% 2,757 $130   $272,570,244 47
2006/01/25 6 $355,150 -1% 2,757 $129   $272,925,394 48
2006/01/26 5 $403,755 +14% 2,757 $146   $273,362,318 49
2006/01/27 9 $1,032,616 +156% 2,170 $476   $274,394,934 50
2006/01/28 9 $2,047,537 +98% 2,170 $944   $276,429,161 51
2006/01/29 7 $1,424,837 -30% 2,170 $657   $277,867,308 52
2006/01/30 9 $266,424 -81% 2,170 $123   $278,133,732 53
2006/01/31 9 $245,998 -8% 2,170 $113   $278,379,730 54
2006/02/01 10 $234,087 -5% 2,170 $108   $278,613,817 55
2006/02/02 10 $248,472 +6% 2,170 $115   $278,862,289 56
2006/02/03 11 $720,632 +190% 2,170 $332   $279,582,921 57
2006/02/04 9 $1,723,007 +139% 1,716 $1,004   $281,305,928 58
2006/02/05 8 $628,451 -64% 1,716 $366   $281,934,379 59
2006/02/09 10 $208,349   1,716 $121   $282,669,443 63
2006/02/20 13 $407,990   955 $427   $287,153,504 74

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/12/09 1 $65,556,312   3,616 $18,130   $65,556,312 3
2005/12/16 2 $31,837,683 -51% 3,680 $8,652   $113,169,644 10
2005/12/23 2 $19,777,962 -38% 3,853 $5,133   $153,220,802 17
2005/12/30 1 $25,686,555 +30% 3,853 $6,667   $217,677,877 24
2006/01/06 2 $15,643,135 -39% 3,514 $4,452   $247,777,824 31
2006/01/13 4 $10,059,756 -36% 3,224 $3,120   $261,270,848 38
2006/01/20 6 $6,236,570 -38% 2,757 $2,262   $271,852,138 45
2006/01/27 9 $4,504,990 -28% 2,170 $2,076   $277,867,308 52
2006/02/03 10 $3,072,090 -32% 1,716 $1,790   $281,934,379 59
2006/02/10 12 $2,073,356 -33% 1,302 $1,592   $284,742,799 66
2006/02/17 14 $1,326,902 -36% 955 $1,389   $286,745,514 73
2006/02/24 22 $711,645 -46% 589 $1,208   $288,193,914 80
2006/03/03 28 $390,806 -45% 366 $1,068   $288,795,853 87
2006/03/10 33 $241,620 -38% 224 $1,079   $289,178,946 94
2006/03/17 21 $542,977 +125% 432 $1,257   $289,847,008 101
2006/03/24 18 $501,665 -8% 418 $1,200   $290,611,900 108
2006/03/31 21 $350,327 -30% 376 $932   $291,171,963 115
2006/04/07 25 $184,534 -47% 288 $641   $291,478,741 122
2006/04/14 45 $74,464 -60% 186 $400   $291,615,165 129
2006/04/21 52 $33,655 -55% 96 $351   $291,685,219 136
2006/04/28 91 $6,724 -80% 28 $240   $291,706,092 143
2006/05/05 104 $1,791 -73% 11 $163   $291,709,845 150

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/9/200615,766,200 5,766,200$155,547,281$155,547,2811
4/16/200612,376,610-59% 8,142,810$78,921,752$234,469,0332
4/23/20062559,321-76% 8,702,131$18,413,015$252,882,0483
4/30/20063304,206-46% 9,006,337$9,702,772$262,584,8204
5/7/20064216,817-29% 9,223,154$6,908,353$269,493,1745
5/14/200610192,155-11% 9,415,309$6,202,571$275,695,7456
5/21/20069122,368-36% 9,537,677$3,928,490$279,624,2357
5/28/20069123,077+1% 9,660,754$3,934,378$283,558,6138
6/4/20067106,363-14% 9,767,117$3,408,062$286,966,6759
6/11/20061479,913-25% 9,847,030$2,566,286$289,532,96110
6/18/20062177,002-4% 9,924,032$2,487,665$292,020,62611
6/25/20062159,213-23% 9,983,245$1,826,911$293,847,53712
7/23/20062649,091 10,150,830$1,549,165$299,192,61916
8/6/20062970,488 10,234,076$1,748,279$301,342,25218
8/13/20061872,777+3% 10,306,853$1,610,511$302,952,76319
12/17/200623189,505 11,090,027$4,807,154$320,705,15937
12/31/200617184,481 11,541,429$5,008,143$332,737,40839
1/7/200730116,969-37% 11,658,398$3,226,543$335,963,95140
1/14/20072781,586-30% 11,739,984$2,242,481$338,206,43241
2/4/20072357,737 11,882,296$1,690,822$342,236,96144
5/18/20081865,774 12,154,978$1,202,349$347,805,995111
5/25/20081874,628+13% 12,229,606$1,364,200$349,170,195112
6/1/20082536,447-51% 12,266,053$560,624$349,730,819113

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