CRYSTAL Skull? More like a golden one …

The weekend’s estimated movie box office, courtesy of Box Office Guru:

1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
$126 million
(Total to date: $151.1 million)
2. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
$28.6 million
(Total to date: $96.7 million)
3. Iron Man
$25.7 million
(Total to date: $257.8 million)
4. What Happens in Vegas
$11.2 million
(Total to date: $56.4 million)
5. Speed Racer
$5.2 million
(Total to date: $37.4 million)
6. Baby Mama
$4.21 million
(Total to date: $53 million)
7. Made of Honor
$4.2 million
(Total to date: $39.9 million)
8. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
$2.2 million
(Total to date: $58.7 million)
9. Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
$1.2 million
(Total to date: $36.2 million)
10. The Visitor
(Total to date: $4.6 million)

The opening for the fourth Indiana Jones movie adventure ranks as the second-best Memorial Day ever, behind “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” last year. That film took in nearly $160 million in its first four days of business and wound up grossing more than $300 million.

Meanwhile, Disney’s second “Chronicles of Narnia” had an expected, 50-percent-plus drop-off from its opening weekend. The film does not look like it will hit the $300 million mark like its predecessor, 2005’s “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”

But it is certainly doing better than Warner Bros. pricey “Speed Racer,” which may not even hit $100 million at this rate. It could become one of this summer’s biggest busts.

Paramount Pictures, which released “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” is already having a terrific summer. The studio also released “Iron Man,” so far the year’s biggest film.

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