Dawn Treader’s Foreign Box Office Overtakes Caspian

Posted February 28, 2011 8:55 am by fantasia_kitty

With The Voyage of the Dawn Treader‘s opening weekend in Japan doing quite well, the movie has now officially made more money overseas than Prince Caspian did.

From BoxOfficeMojo.com:

Turbocharged in Japan and taking the No. 1 spot was Fox’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which opened to $6.4 million from about 1,000 venues (83% of the gross came from 3D sites). Foreign cume overall stands at $284.1 million.

Prince Caspian opened in Japan at $5.2million.

Prince Caspian‘s overseas box office total was $278,043,288, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader‘s overseas box office is somewhere between $282.6mil and $284.1mil depending on which BoxOfficeMojo’s source you want to believe.

Now what remains to be seen is whether or not The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will be able to catch up to Prince Caspian‘s worldwide box office total. Though that may be a bit of a stretch, it’s not impossible. Here are the current numbers.

Prince Caspian:
Domestic: $141,621,490 + Foreign: $278,043,288 = Worldwide: $419,664,778

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader:
Domestic: $103,542,776 + Foreign: $282,600,000 = Worldwide: $386,142,776

Thanks to American Eagle and everyone else that sent us this story!

59 Comments For This Story

  • Mayor Wilkins says:

    How much money a movie makes is never a criteria for me as to whether or not I like the film. However, it’s still good news.

    • Tom says:

      but it does matter to the film studio, they cant afford making loss making films, they they would have to close up shop. Def not enought love for the film in the USA, if there was, then the next film would have been green lighted alongggggggggggg time ago. USA let this film down. Box office shows

      • Mayor Wilkins says:

        Oh, I know. It’s good news for the future of the franchise.
        But I was just saying I don’t personally consider box office totals when it comes to the films I like. Way I see it, film is art. Whether you like a piece of art or not is more about personal taste. At the end of the day, the money it earned matters very little to me.

        I loved "Dawn Treader." Can’t wait to own it on DVD.

      • Duffleglum says:

        True, though I might add that the news this is concerned with is not about the movie quality but the future of the franchise

        Glad you liked it though! 😀

  • RoseRed says:

    looking good! sail on dawn treader 🙂

  • Tom says:

    awesome

    i hope they do the next film, i want boy and his horse done next, so we get to see the peivences all together again:)

    • Swordebrithil12 says:

      But wasn’t Peter gone during this time? Out hunting giants or something…?

      • freya says:

        You are quite right. The only Pevensies that appear in HHB is Edmund, Susan and Lucy. Peter is busy in the north fighting off giants, so he’s only mentioned. But it would be awesome seeing Edmund leading the Narnian armies in the battle against Prince Rabadash.

      • Anhun says:

        I actually think they should replace Edmund with Peter for HHB, mainly because Skandar just seems to have lost interest in doing the Narnia films. In fact, based on some interviews, I get the impression he isn’t into acting period. Another possibility would be to recast the role of Edmund, but I think replacing him with William Moseley as Peter would be the more commercially viable alternative.

      • freya says:

        Sadly, I think you’re right about Skandar. He didn’t shut the door to acting completely, but made it clear that he wouldn’t compromise his studies. I think it’s one of those situations where you can’t go right. If they replace Edmund with Peter, lots of people will surely complain, and if they recast Edmund, people will complain about that as well, mainly because Skandar has done such a wonderful job making the part his own. They could of course use the actor that briefly played Edmund as a grown-up at the end of LWW, at least you’d have some continuety.

    • georgiehenleyluver says:

      and just an fyi tom not tryin to be rude or anything but its horse and his boy not boy and his horse but i also would love to see them together again

  • Tom says:

    pevensie sorry 🙂

  • Tom says:

    if u take inflation into account and that the new film is 3D, then Dawn Treader not yet beating prince caspian sales

    • Duffleglum says:

      certainly not, though we are now about $30 million short of that… and VDT was made on a somewhat smaller budget

      So I think this movie was successful

  • Rob W. Case says:

    Prince Caspian had the largest budget of all three of the movies made. And with the economy the way it is worldwide this news is very, very good.

  • Pepper Darcy says:

    YEAH! YEAH! to quote Adam Young (Owl City): THAT’S WHAT I’M tolkien ABOUT!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 Sad it’s not Silver Chair… oh wait, my bad… WRONG news thing, but STILL, Dawn Treader whooped PC!! YEAH!

    Now, go get the Weasley Twins to set off fire works in Umbridge’s O.W.L.S exams!! 😀 Yes… I’m hyper!! 😀

    YEAH!!!!!!!

  • reepicheep's_fangirl says:

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! best news i heard all day. 😀

  • elton says:

    these are great news

  • American Eagle says:

    This is great! $400M is in sight.

  • Swordebrithil12 says:

    YESYESYES!!!! I screamed a big YES!!!! when I got the news. This just brightened up my day!!!!!!!!

  • DanielmyBrother says:

    Good. I’m glad to hear this. It’s a good movie, but a better book.

  • Greg says:

    Hooray!

  • Michael says:

    This is really good news!!

  • Duffleglum says:

    I choose to believe the mojo source that says we are now at $386 million 😛

    • CitizenCairParavel says:

      BOM is many times a little behind in reporting international cumes. Go to Hollywood Reporter for more up-to-date international b.o.

  • narnian resident says:

    come on VDT, you can do it!

  • Lucia says:

    Yey*& i will go2 theater2 watch VDT with my grandma!
    (i’m from japan,u know)
    oh,i’m really exciting!!!

  • puddleglum32 says:

    I sure hope they pass PC’s numbers!

  • QueenLucytheValient says:

    This is Great news!!!!!!!!!! I hope it continues to do so well.

  • Aravis Narnia says:

    Still a prolific movie.

  • Hwin says:

    Woot! Not too bad! 🙂

  • atul says:

    who votes for jim carrey as uncle andrew

  • Son of Adam says:

    Narnians!!! Give me five!!! (clap clap!)

  • Reepicheep says:

    YAY FOR THE INTERNATIONAL STAKES!!!!!!!!! America still needs to embrace Narnia slightly more than they are doing now since my projection of the next film if things will continue the way they are, would be $75 million in the US.

  • ajSilver X says:

    Only in the domestic gross? But thats great! If "Dawn Treader" will gross better than "Prince Caspian", the production team must be looking forward for the next Narnia film to be made. "Dawn Treader is a very great film and has won many awards. The fight isn’t over for "Dawn Treader" set sail! and make better box-office gross! There is the Utter East!

  • Sub says:

    Well this is wonderful news. It doesn’t matter what the Americans think about Narnia, the rest of the world loves it!

  • DruidDream says:

    If narnia hadn’t been in 3d, Dawn treader will be far from PC.

  • Not Of This World says:

    Didn’t VDT become the only Fox movie in 13 months to get $100 million in the US or something like that? And didn’t the US bring in the most money as a country alone? Americans did not hate the movie.

  • Kelly says:

    That’s great news. 🙂 It’s not too far behind PC and I reckon that VDT will overtake it.

  • antar says:

    nice to hear plus i hope to see future narnia films in the works

  • commonlogic says:

    Opened in Japan on the 27th. This 6.6 million would then be only 1 day o 2 at the most or am I out in left field. If only one day, it is a big number for Japan and even it it’s 2 days, it’s still a decent number. Not familiar with the work week in Japan. The 27th was Sunday. Would Sunday in Japan be the equivalent to Saturday here as far as being the day most people would hit the theatres?

  • Dancinginrain says:

    Thats WONDERFUL News!!!! Come On keep Sailing VDT!!!!!

  • Reep says:

    This is so awesome!!! Lately news has been kind of down, especially with the passing of Perry Moore. We’ll miss him. But this is great!!!!!!
    this is kind of going off on a tangent, but I think the success of Narnia films and their popularity in Japan really says something about their message. Although Japan is a world leader in technology and citizen welfare, spiritually, many Japanese are living in abject poverty. They don’t know where to turn for hope or for confidence in this life or the next. I think that VDT’s success there is again showing how universal C.S. Lewis’ message is, for the whole world. I really hope that the people who watched VDT, in Japan and everywhere else, were encouraged.

  • claireyy says:

    do they have it in china yet? if they do, when i do to china i am SOOOO watching it again : )can’t wait until i own the movie <3

  • Alexander of Narnia says:

    When good news likes this comes out, where are the haters like tribunal? haha

  • TTW says:

    I hard 25 February to 27 February, for 3 weekend days, VTD got 370 mil attendance and 57hundred million income. So 20 century Fox Japan drum up scriing:)But I have a beef about VTD goods don’t turn out this time…many fan are looking fowardX<

  • commonlogic says:

    Hollywood Reporter is reporting 14+ million already in Japan; total international is about 293.6 million;

    Link:
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rango-nabs-no-1-at-164819

    Plus about 104 million domestic = almost 398 million worldwide. Will easily break 400 million and just might surpass PC in worldwide sales.

  • Narnias #1 Fan says:

    Has Magician’s Nephew been green lit, does anybody have some more news? Fox and Walden are killing me with their silence after giving me hope for another film.

  • Christ's girl says:

    PC was DEFINATELY "darker" than VotDT.