‘Dawn Treader’ Week 3 Box Office Report

Posted December 29, 2010 6:41 pm by fantasia_kitty

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader came in fourth over the Christmas weekend box office. Little Fockers opened at $30.8 million followed by True Grit at $24.9 million and Tron Legacy which made $19.2 million in its second weekend.

Dawn Treader grossed another $9.5 million in its third weekend bringing its domestic total to $62.6 million. Dawn Treader also continues to do fairly well overseas where it pulled in over $40 million throughout last week, bringing its international total to $165 million, and its worldwide total to $231 million.

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  • Anhun says:

    Drat. VDT is now in 6th place, below Tangled, in the box office rankings.

  • Pepper Darcy says:

    I think we’re enough to give anyone a headache. I mean, we could be a little kinder about the way we present what we want to say. Right?

    Christ is our rolemodle. He spoke truth in love. If we want to say something, we can say, just remember love πŸ™‚ Everyone is going to have opinions, and obviously not everyone’s going to agree… but you’re showing God’s love if you deal with it lovingly and kindly. I don’t know that arguing and hurting people’s feelings is worth another movie. Not everyone’s being rude… but, you know, does it really matter how so and so thinks about the movie’s box office numbers vs. someone else’s take on it?

    I’m not perfect either– I’m not kind or loving. I stick my foot in my mouth often enough. I’m a dirty rotten sinner. All I’m saying is, when you’re saying stuff, remember that God knows every word you’re saying. He’ll hold you acocuntable for it. Besides I’m sure Narniaweb doesn’t enjoy the messes that spill out here sometimes πŸ˜‰ They gave us a wonderful gift of a family friendly site, let’s give them the gift of being kind and loving πŸ˜€

    And I’m sorry to anyone and everyone that I’ve ever offended on this site! I’m sorry if I’ve ever made you mad or hurt your feelings! I hope you forgive me. You guys feel like real fellow Narnians πŸ™‚ I consider you people: ‘Narnians’ the same as the Narnia heroes πŸ™‚ Happy New Year’s Everyone!! πŸ™‚

    • Pepper Darcy says:

      and I’m not saying ‘don’t discuss things’ I’m just saying ‘discuss it in love’ πŸ™‚

    • narnian21 says:

      Amen!!! Thanks for the reminder! and have a happy new year!

    • Not Of This World says:

      Yes! I totally agree.

    • Not Of This World says:

      Will the Voyage of the Dawn Treader stay out until around January 15? It’s my B-day and I want to see it in 3D. That would be my first 3D movie.

    • Fireflower says:

      Pepper Darcy, I think your the best!! It’s good to have a fellow Christian Narnian on this website!

    • Narniawarrior says:

      Thank You Pepper Darcy for the words of adminishment and a helpful reminder of who we are in Christ…they are very powerful…and with a heart like yours…you would never offend me nor hurt my feelings. You, dear one, have spoken much truth and to me words of encouragement also…May the Lord bless you and keep you in this new year because of your love and wholesomeness…have a wonderful New Year… Remember who is always in control…NW

    • a nanny mouse says:

      If this were facebook, I would like this. πŸ™‚

    • SavedByGrace says:

      Thanks for the reminder, Pepper! We Christians are by no means perfect, and sadly, I often prove this fact. But, thank goodness for a Savior who forgives and offers us new grace every day!

    • samuel says:

      Thank you Pepper, I wish that this was posted in every forum on the internet, something you don’t see on the internet, even in "Christian areas" It also goes along with what my pastor’s been preaching on.

    • Ariel_of_Narnia says:

      Thanks for posting, Pepper Darcy! We all need to hear this one time or another. May the Lord bless you in 2011!

  • Dr JC says:

    The present world wide total is 259 million. With about 60% going to FOX/Walden that means they are getting close to their production budget of 150. But there is still the massive advertising budget to cover. There is still some hope for the future of Narnia.

    • Not Of This World says:

      I think the advertizing is in the budget. I’ve have a few people tell me that advertizing is usually in the budget.

    • Anhun says:

      I don’t know if you’ve been following the other threads related to this article (I don’t blame you if you haven’t), but this issue has come up before. Please tell us where you’re getting your information about the marketing budget. Some people say 50 mil, some say 100. Nobody has proffered a credible source.

  • commonlogic says:

    Already at close to 77 million domestically and 263 million total worldwide. For perspective: PC cost 70 million more than VDT, so financially/domestically VDT is already doing better and with probably another 90 days to run, though obviously not at the same pace. It could pull in another 40 million domestically. Also for comparison, Golden Compass cost 25 million more to produce, with obviously more spent of marketing, and its domestic sales totalled only 70 million. VDT is leaving that number in the rear view mirror and if word of mouth continues moving in the direction it has, it could even double it. If the domestic/worldwide ratios hold up, it could get close to 400 million and thus do much better than PC which, again, cost 70 million more to produce. Also, remember that marketing costs are spread among several interests. I’ve researched this for several days and I’ve seen no credible source for the 100 million marketing cost number thrown around. I’ve seen one indicating 50 million, though I can’t vouch for it either. I live in a large metropolitan area with 2 fairly large cities and I have seen surprisingly very little promotion and I assume it reflects the promotion across the U.S. (Big mistake in my opinion) Unless they are pouring huge boat loads of money into overseas marketing, I would consider the 50 million figure to be closer to reality.

    • Kristine says:

      I barely saw any advertising where I live either in The US. At least for pc I saw billboards and posters on buses. I am still hoping for the best, even though it looks like vdt has slipped behind yogi and tangled the last couple of days.

  • commonlogic says:

    Already at close to 77 million domestically and 263 million total worldwide. For perspective: PC cost 70 million more than VDT, so financially/domestically VDT is already doing better and with probably another 90 days to run, though obviously not at the same pace. It could pull in another 40 million domestically. Also for comparison, Golden Compass cost 25 million more to produce, with obviously more spent of marketing, and its domestic sales totalled only 70 million. VDT is leaving that number in the rear view mirror and if word of mouth continues moving in the direction it has, it could even double it. If the domestic/worldwide ratios hold up, it could get close to 400 million and thus do much better than PC which, again, cost 70 million more to produce. Also, remember that marketing costs are spread among several interests. I’ve researched this for several days and I’ve seen no credible source for the 100 million marketing cost number thrown around. I’ve seen one indicating 50 million, though I can’t vouch for it either. I live in a large metropolitan area with 2 fairly large cities and I have seen surprisingly very little promotion and I assume it reflects the promotion across the U.S. (Big mistake in my opinion) Unless they are pouring huge boat loads of money into overseas marketing, I would consider the 50 million figure to be closer to reality.

    • Anhun says:

      I think we all need to fess up to the fact that we don’t have a clue how much they spent on marketing. We don’t know how much different marketing ploys cost, we don’t know what they’ve been doing around the world, and we can’t find a reliable source to tell us.

  • SILVER CHAIR(HOPE) says:

    GUYS!!
    Domestic: $76,641,000
    + Foreign: $186,047,072
    = Worldwide: $262,688,072
    looking good. wihthout a doubt am sure silver chair will be made!!

  • silver chair says:

    Domestic: $76,641,000
    Foreign: $186,047,072
    = Worldwide: $262,688,072
    looking good right?? am sure silver chair will be made πŸ™‚

    • nic says:

      Where i saw it recently in the city i live in here in NZ ( My fifith time & seen with diff people) the theater was most full of any sessions i been to and it was 3d also. It was a tuesday midday martinee session, and it was half to 2/3’s full. To sit where we wanted we ended up sitting pretty near the frontrow & front of every1 else cause all higher spaces taken & crowded. I have seen quite a few people posting similar things all round the world around recently, so seems like a definite general trend that’s going on:)
      Will be interesting in numbers when i get to go see it again -because it was still great 5th time for me in 3d – hopefully this week sometime & also interesting if it’s still totally great movie watching!

      • burhan says:

        same here, i did tell my friends to go and watch it. Hopefully be the end of this week. It should be 300 mill worldwide, god willing :).

  • Aileen says:

    I watched Narnia today for the fifth time! I thought I would boycott all Disney movies since after they dropped Narnia, and instead of spending my money to any of their movies,I spent it by watching Narnia several times. I might watch it again to make it 7!!! And no, I did not watch Harry Potter or Twilight as my own personal support to Christian films like Narnia. I really hope I’d see Silver Chair soon. πŸ™‚ BTW, A Peaceful New Year to everyone! πŸ™‚

    • Pevensie15 says:

      I agree, and stick with that. I haven’t seen one Harry Potter, Twilight, or movies likewise (and never will). But I’ve seen VDT three times now.

      • [ForNarniaAndForAslan] says:

        I’m with you on the boycott of the Twilight and Harry Potter series. I refuse to ever watch them. Call me a closed-minded person, that’s okay… but I just don’t want to risk anything… and by that, I mean there are SO many Christian friends of mine that freak out over Edward or Jacob (neither of whom are good examples to follow) and I just want to make sure I never even tempt myself to like any part of them, because they are NO GOOD, no matter how "hot" they are. What’s good about witchcraft, vampires and werewolves? Yes, some of that stuff is on Narnia too– but at least it’s properly portrayed as BAD.

      • Ariel_of_Narnia says:

        Took the words right out of my mouth, [ForNarniaAndForAslan].

    • Not Of This World says:

      Do you think the movie will stay long enough untill the 15th of Jan?

      • Anhun says:

        I’m sorry hon, I forgot to respond to your earlier post. Obviously, we don’t know for sure, but I would be shocked if it was out of theatres by Jan 15. Caspian, Golden Compass, and Eragon all lasted longer than that, and none of them had the legs that VDT has. Also, Percy Jackson was around for 20 weeks, and Where the Wild things are for 17, neither of them were as successful as VDT.

        That being said, VDT has been losing screens, so it might not be available at your closest theatre. Your odds are better if you are in or near a major city.

        Also, the 3D in VDT is nothing to write home about. I, for my part, would be more excited about seeing the movie again, than seeing it in 3D.

      • Not Of This World says:

        I’ve heard that the 3D qualitiy was not very good ( i wouldn’t know much about 3D movies). But i’ve never seen a 3d movie, and i want vdt to be the first one (I can’t do a smile face on a psp. if i could, i would)

      • Anhun says:

        I understand, just don’t expect much. VDT is the only 3D movie I’ve ever seen (I saw Inception in 2D), and I can tell you, it added absolutely nothing to the experience.

      • Not Of This World says:

        Okay. Thanks! Do you think the Silver Chair will be in 3D? (I’m guessing they would be better at makeing 3D movies in a couple years πŸ™‚ )

  • silver chair says:

    80 million domestic! as of 31 decemeber. dont worry guys. silver chair will deffo be made. am sure it,l be 120 domestic overall. and around 400 million worldwide πŸ™‚

  • HUGEFANOFNARNIA19867 says:

    I SAW THE MOVIE FOR THE 5 TIME!!!!!!!!

  • Louloudi the Centaur says:

    Let’s see. I got back about two hours ago from my second showing of the movie, this time in 2D and in my town’s State Theater, showing the movie for a week because there is only one screen. Out of about 200 seats, 30-40 were filled. I think it is definite the holidays are helping. Oh, and I was reading some posts on the forum saying Fox isn’t doing any more advertising. That’s not true. I’ve been seeing a TV spot not online yet on ABC Family. If anyone gets it, post it online. For help, it has Lucy and Gael talking in it.

  • burhan says:

    Domestic: $87,141,000
    + Foreign: $186,047,072
    = Worldwide: $273,188,072
    as of today! and also to mention the foreign hasnt been updated since the 26th of decemeber, so am roughly guessing it,l be 300+ by tomorrow πŸ™‚

    • Xande says:

      Yes, I saw that too. However, they haven’t said how much it made yesterday. In fact, the last daily earnings post was for Friday, and it closed the day with $80,091,000. Is it possible that it made $7,050,000 yesterday alone? If so, that would be fantastic…191% gain compared to last Saturday’s box office number.

      • Anhun says:

        No, the 7 mil is Saturday + Sunday.

      • Xande says:

        Oh yes, I noticed that later. But it’s very strange…how can they post Sunday (even if it estimate) on Sunday daytime, i.e before all the sessions are even over?

    • [ForNarniaAndForAslan] says:

      I know right? My brother checks the box office website a dozen times a day!! =D

  • Alambil and Tarvis says:

    Okay. This sounds much better. Of course, I really hope it still stays open for a while, so it gets a lot of domestic $$$

    I’m in Ireland now, so I can’t contribute to the U.S. earnings anymore, but if I find a theater in Cork that has it, I’m going to try and go πŸ™‚ (for the fifth time, mind you)

    • skandargirl_95 says:

      you too?here in my country(Philippines) they just HAD to cancel every single foreign movie and replace it with different movies just because of the Metro Manila Film Festival…it sucks not getting the cahnce to see it again UNTIL the DVD gets out…which is, like, in April right?

  • Senhor V. says:

    We can save NΓ‘rnia!.

    310 milions are required for save NΓ‘rnia.
    273.188.072

    We need 26 million,please,go to the theater!

    /Sorry,i can speek English =(

    • burhan says:

      you saying we need only 310 million worldwide?? so silver chair can be made??

      • Anhun says:

        It’s in the bag if it is. πŸ™‚ But I’m not sure that 310 gross is really the standard that they’re looking for. I would imagine they’re more interested in their cut of the gross. But I’m hardly an authority.

      • Xande says:

        I think it may even be possible to reach PC’s mark. Seriously.

      • [ForNarniaAndForAslan] says:

        My brother says they may go by the total percentage of the VDT profit compared to what percent they made off of PC, rather than the actual number of $$. Because the budget was bigger for PC, we are totally likely to make a bigger profit percentage-wise. Does that make sense? =D

      • Xande says:

        the total domestic gross of PC was $141,621,490 for a total production cost, minus advertising (but let us not go there again) of $225mil — that is 63%, and it was considered a flop. The question is: what percentage of the domestic gross to total cost would be considered a profit? So far, VDT’s domestic gross is 56% of its reported production budget.

      • freya says:

        The movie and production companies cannot expect the same numbers as they could only 2-3 years ago. The world has gone through a recession since then, and still is. Millions of people have lost their jobs and homes. I do not think Disney would write PC off as a flop today like they did a couple of years ago when they decided to pull out of the Narnia franchise. Because it really wasn’t a flop, and any movie studio who earn what PC pulled in would thank their blessings today, because the movie industry is struggling.

  • Clodsley Mole says:

    Speaking of Narniafans…. they have an update on figures, saying it’s nearing $300M worldwide.
    http://www.narniafans.com/archives/11150

  • Anhun says:

    It’s been interesting to see how Box Office Mojo has changed it’s frame of reference for VDT. When VDT first came out, they were saying it was just another December fantasy flop, like Golden Compass and Eragon. A week ago, they noticed that it was pulling ahead of those two movies. In their most recent article, they’ve stopped comparing it to GC and Eragon altogether, and pointed out how VDT is starting to close it’s gap with Caspian. It’s hardly a litmus test, but maybe if they’re thinking along those lines, Fox might be too?

    • coracle says:

      That’s encouraging! Hope it continues to do well enough to be kept in the cinemas for a few more weeks! It’s summer holidays in the southern hemisphere, and the cinema is a good place to go on days that are too hot, or on a cooler day (rain predicted here tomorrow).

  • Senhor V. says:

    36 millions to the next Movie.

    Please,go to the theather.

    + 36 million = 310 millions of dolΓ‘r’s. 155 Budget x2

  • blueRain says:

    Hmm…the numbers seem to be good. Hope the movie continues to thrive. I went to see it with my family over Christmas for the second time.

  • sachin says:

    OFFICAL BUDGET OF VODT IS 140 Million US $

  • ben says:

    i recommend everyone to read the holy quran.

    • burhan says:

      hmm, i,l check it out. good to have an open mind πŸ™‚

      • Ben says:

        It is similar to the bible but its the new book of god. it has proof inside it, but still people still deny it. also Islam is the fasted growing religion, all i want to say is let the book speak for itself. most of us converted to islam. it makes me so close to god :).

    • KingoftheWood says:

      Hey Ben, thanks for the recommendation! I’ll have to check it out sometime. God Bless you.

      • Believe in Aslan says:

        Ben-
        I’m not sure where you got the information that the Quran is the new word of God, similar to the Holy Bible, but if you have read the Holy Bible you would know that it is the infallible word of God and that nothing can be added to it or taken away from it. Therefore, if you were to believe that the Quran is the new word of God you have in essence contradicted your own belief. Also, the Quran is in direct contradiction with the work of C.S. Lewis and the entire Narnia series. I’m glad you are on this website exploring the great world of Narnia but I believe your comments about the Quran would be better suited on another website.

    • Bookwyrm says:

      Tl;DR

  • Cross Trainer says:

    $273,188,07 worldwide and rising! I can’t wait to get back to college and go see VDT as much as I can in my free time. Will they make "The Silver Chair"? #allthingsthroughChrist

  • Embrace says:

    News just in:
    273 million worldwide! At place number 274 this week! ItΒ΄s sailing further up and further in and further win! πŸ˜‰

    • Embrace says:

      I think with these great final results for 2010 (Even though TVOTDT didnΒ΄t strike GOLD or turn in to it like the shell) we will see THE SILVER get its fair CHAIR! πŸ˜‰

  • sgk474 says:

    Current worldwide Box Office: $297.2 million