‘Dawn Treader’ Makes $12.4m, Slips to Number 3

Posted December 19, 2010 6:00 pm by Tirian

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader made an estimated $12.4m in its second weekend, bringing its domestic total to $42.7m. Together with its foreign box office totals of $123m, the film has now made $166,420,000.

Tron took first place this weekend, making $43.6m and Yogi Bear came in second with $16.7m.

Click here to view the week 2 results at Box Office Mojo.

42 Comments For This Story

  • Independent Lucy says:

    To Queen Elizabeth: I know this isn"t personal anyway… but don"t tell anyone……She is my next door neighbor.

    • Independent Lucy says:

      I guess because you are trying to stop the fight you are the leader on here but actually….I don"t like blogging like I thought I would so thanks !! but..bye !!

    • Independent Lucy says:

      All right !!! I couldn"t sleep last night knowing I lied to you. I really have no idea who this girl is.

      • Princess Jennifer says:

        I don"t want to start another fight, but I was wondering what you were saying, like I said, The nearest town is 45 miles away !! Well, I guess I"m happy that"s over. I still can be your friend if you want.

        Queen Elizabeth : I bet I can get Independent Lucy to still blog… I have a way to get to her !!! lol !! Sorry I was such a pest earlier. I might as well leave Narnia web…..Besides you no one is talking to me !!! This is so annoying !! I feel bad for you. You can leave me. I know you wouldn"t want to get caught with a jerk like me.

  • Crass says:

    Wow, thought the movie was great..first time they got the adaptation right. Hated the way the first two were adapted. This one was small, intimate and pure adventure..it flew by. LWAW was disappointing, I still can’t sit thru Prince Caspian without falling asleep and the accents are horrible. The music score was amazing..disliked the new agey score mixed with clannad type singing of the first two. Was very pleased and the end credits tribute to Pauline Baines was magical. I was thrown off for most of the movie cuz it looked like it was shot on some sort of Hi_def video and it took me out of it for a while but I eneded up forgetting about it half way thru. But they really scaled back the budget on this one and I dare say it made it infinitely more creative..so there should be a Silver Chair after foreign sales and DVD sales will probably be very good for this one.

    • Queen Elizabeth says:

      I’m glad you liked VDT Crass, but LWW was word for word pretty much thoughout the whole film. So I don’t know why you didn;t like the adaptation ๐Ÿ™‚

    • sgk474 says:

      ‘Dawn Treader’ was my favourite too – absolutely loved it! It was so magical and inspiring! Having said that, I did enjoy the other two as well…

    • servantofAslan says:

      My personal reason for why VoTD hasn’t done so well is because there is too much time between movies. If you look at the Harry Potter and Transformers franchises, they make the next movie somewhere between one and two years apart. We’ve only had 3 Narnia movies since 2003. That is way too much time between films. Another reason is probably because the LWW was the most popular book, but since the entire 7 books have sold so well, there should be enough fans out there to keep the box office numbers up, not to mention new fans that the movies should have picked up…those who never read the books or are hearing about this franchise for the first time. I dont’ think it has anything to do with the spiritual message either since LWW has the strongest and most obvious Gospel message and it did exceedingly well. It’s hard to adapt a movie from children’s books unless there is a lot of supernatural or violence. Narnia doesn’t have enough of either to keep young people’s interest, of which I’m glad and shouldn’t have to compromise just to make a smash movie. I say several Christian production companies get behind Walden Media for the next movies and make them a year or two apart, not three to four years apart.

      • Duffleglum says:

        hmm, interesting point, and I believe you are right about the timing.

        I wish they didn’t dilly dally with greenlighting Prince Caspian (as well as deviating from the story)

  • Queen Elizabeth says:

    Usually NarniaWeb is for talking about the film. So if a lot of people aren’t talking to you Princess Jennifer don’t feel bad. We usually just comment on each others opinions and talk about the movie. Usually not out personal lives ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Independent Lucy says:

    Wow Wow Wow !! My fight has just begun !!! Why do you think I"ll be friends and stop now ? I"m just warming up !!!

  • Princess Jennifer says:

    Sorry !!! What?! I ……am confused. Please forgive me. Sorry. I DO NOT want to fight !!!

  • Queen Elizabeth says:

    Why are we fighting again? I’m so lost. Why are you mad Independent lucy?

  • Independent Lucy says:

    I"m Calm now. Sorry. I have a real hot temper. Please don"t write to me today because I got to go. I"ll be back at nine. Love Ya !!

  • Princess Jennifer says:

    Well, that was wierd. What just happened ? I"m so happy we didn"t get in a fight !! I"m still sorry !!

  • Princess Jennifer says:

    I haven"t seen the movie yet, but I am dying too. How much does it cost to get into a movie theater ? Ah Well, From the trailers and commercials I can"t wait to see it !!

  • Queen Elizabeth says:

    I’m seeing it again (I’m pretty sure) next week. 3D tickets are about $8-ish and regular ones go from $5-$7 were I live.

    Sorry you didn’t get your CD Lucy

    • Princess Jennifer says:

      Wow !!!! I"m so happy your getting to see it again !!! What is it like ? Have you seen it in 3D or Regular ? Which do you recomend ?

      • Queen Elizabeth says:

        I saw it in 3D but I would reccomend the 2D version. During the non 3D scenes I took the glasses off and the colors were a lot brighter and you seem to focus more on the movie without the glasses. And it would be cheaper too. AND there were only about 2 full 3D scenes, so I would just go for the 2D which is what I’m doing next week ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Alambil and Tarvis says:

      WHERE DO YOU LIVE?!!! I live just outside of Washington, DC, and regular movie tickets are $10. 3D ONES ARE $15!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Dx

  • Princess Jennifer says:

    Wow !!!! I feel like screaming !!! I am so happy for you !!! Sad to say, I think I am going to see it AFTER Christmas…….sigh……..Do you know how much 2D are ? If you don"t know, I don"t care. I am just DYING to see it !!!!!

  • Darren says:

    While I liked Dawn Treader quite a bit, I was disappointed in two things. First, the musical score. Why could they have not kept the majestic, thrilling score of the first two movies? To me, it was synonymous with Narnia, like the scores/themes for movies like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Superman, etc. They did, however, give a nod to it near the beginning where the melody played briefly on a shot of the ship, but they should have used the score throughout to give it the grand feel of the first two movies. Music goes a long way for a movie. My second comment is that the film just didn’t have the grandeur of the first two – the music again has something to do with it, but also the flow and the editing of it seemed a bit off. On the positive side, I liked how they were faithful to the book in a lot of the key parts/messages, and they did a great job casting Eustace and some of the support players. Of course, the main stars are spot on still! The change in Reepicheep’s voice seems to also have affected the way his character was played – not as feisty/aggressive as PC .. but maybe because he’s a bit older/wiser! I’ll go see it again some time soon to reevaluate it. Keep in mind I am being picky – I loved the movie and it’s a zillion times better than most of the garbage that comes out of Hollywood.

    • Princess Jennifer says:

      I haven"t seen it, but I bet the whole thing was good !!!!!

      • WarriorOfNarnia says:

        I disagree with you Darren, with all do respect, I think that the VDT score is brilliant. The reason they changed the themes is because David Arnold wanted his own turn to make up themes. I love all the real Narnian themes. I really wish they used the wardrobe theme when the snow started falling in the Magician house. I do agree with the statement about garbage from Hollywood though!

  • son of adam says:

    Finally!! I saw it for 5th time!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    The Silver Chair, I’m waiting for you!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Alambil and Tarvis says:

    Okay, I’ve already posted here twice, but I’m going to be really obnoxious because I love this series and I want to see it continue.

    GO SEE VDT. If you’re still on here, reading spoiler comments when you haven’t gone out to see it ONCE, WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?! Really…why are you still reading my comment…stop reading my comment…GO SEE THE MOVIE NOW.

    AND BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

    Okay, seriously. Why are you still sitting staring at your computer screen?! Do I have to get Reepicheep to start waving his sword at everybody? Honestly…I WILL get him, and he is not afraid to use that sword…

  • ymk says:

    Just saw Voyage of the Dawn Treader yesterday and absolutely loved it! It was definitely different from the first two – style, pace, etc. but it was still very good. I saw it in 3D as it was the only format showing in our theaters. The dialogue was a bit choppy and dry in the beginning but it soon picked up pace. While the movie’s storyline re-arranged some adventures, I thought the overall storytelling was still very good. The most touching scene for me came at the end, when Lucy and Edmund were told that they were not returning to Narnia. The last scene in the bedroom was the moist poignant of all three Narnia films, so far. The look on Edmund’s face as he realized he had grown up and Lucy’s heartbroken look that she will not see Narnia again really tugged at my heartstrings. Overall, it was a great adventure film and it was nice to see Lucy and Edmund grown up. I am hoping that they make the rest of the movie.

    The only thing that was puzzling to me is Caspian’s accent. In Prince Caspian, he had a "mediterranean" accent. In Dawn Treader, Caspian had an English accent. I wonder why?

  • ymk says:

    Just adding to my first post – watching the film in 3D definitely made it look beautiful. While there weren’t a lot of the usual 3-D gimmicks, 3D gave the scenes depths of field that just made the whole film look enchanting. Even watching the end credits, with Pauline Baynes’ illustrations in 3D was a delight!

    VODT definitely had a lot of heart and lessons to tell and I think it was successful in doing that, even if some of the book’s deeply thematic elements were shortened in the film.

  • claireyy says:

    the voyage of the dawn treader was great!
    i really hope they make the silver chair soon!!

  • Anhun says:

    Some good(ish?) news on the money front. From early on, Box Office Mojo has been comparing Dawn Treader to the noted fantasy-flop The Golden Compass. But Dawn Treader seems to have stronger legs. By the end of this week (week 3) VDT’s domestic gross should pull ahead of GC’s final domestic gross for it’s entire 7 week run.

    Also, movies’ weekend earnings usually go up New Years Weekend. This happened with LWW, GC and Eragon. So VDT should pull ahead of Eragon as well. Maybe it will do much better by the end, enough for people to start comparing it to Caspian? Here’s hoping. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • claireyy says:

    were people anxious about the dawn treader when prince caspian came out? just wondering

    • Anhun says:

      No, concrete plans for Dawn Treader were already underway. Disney was planning to make most or all of the series at the time.

      Then, PC proved to be a bad investment and Disney dropped the series altogether. When Fox took over, they decided to green light the movies one by one, based on the success of the series.

  • nervousfan says:

    Personally, I’m worried about the rumors indicating that there will be no Silver Chair up in the big screen. I have enjoyed watching the series so far, hoping to watch more. Unlike most Disney movies this one doesn’t make me scrunch up or snore at all the sugar-like quotations. Plus, the action just makes it more fun to watch. Although like another person somewhere here said, it takes way too long to produce one installment after the other. Which can cause the depletion of interested viewers.

    I just hope Silver Chair won’t take long. More on to I hope it will actually produce a trailer.

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