THE GOLDEN COMPASS DISAPPOINTS AT THE BOX OFFICE

Story notes “The disappointing ticket sales complicate New Line’s hopes of churning out two sequels and deepen problems for the company.” The movie cost $180 million to make plus tens of millions were spent on marketing. (NY Times)

Another story notes the movie was expecting "to reach at least $30 million domestically over its first weekend.” The story also notes “Disney's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" opened with $65.6 million in 2005.” (FOX News)