As expected, King Kong lorded over the box office in its opening weekend, besting all others with a $51.15 million take the fourth-best December premiere ever. Rounding out the Top 5 were The Chronicles of Narnia (with $31.2 mil), The Family Stone ($12.7 mil), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($5.9 mil) and Syriana ($5.5 mil).