King Kong nudged ahead of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on Friday, $8.4 million to $8.2 million. And yet on Wednesday Narnia was slightly ahead, $5 million to Kong‘s $4.9 million. Are we talking further monkey shortfalls or is Narnia merely deriving a holiday boost from out-of-school kids? Kong was “a gentle giant” and “strong but disappointing” after the first five days, but more vigorous earnings were expected to kick in once the holiday vacation commenced.