‘Dawn Treader’ Surpasses $400 Million Worldwide

Posted March 13, 2011 5:49 pm by fantasia_kitty

From The Hollywood Reporter:

20th Century Fox reported that The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader — which had been having a triumphant Japan run at the conclusion of a lengthy overseas campaign — managed to draw $1.49 million from 548 locations, with most of the business coming from southern Japan. Treader has pulled nearly $19 million out of Japan since opening there on Feb. 25. The filmโ€™s overseas cume stands at $298 million.

And with that, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has surpassed the $400 million worldwide mark.

The current box office estimates are:
Domestic: $104mil
Foreign: $298 mil
Worldwide: $402mil

85 Comments For This Story

  • greenbird37 says:

    SWEET!!

    • stephen says:

      That’s strange. Because when I checked Box Office Mojo a few minutes ago the worldwide gross for VDT was $397 million, but I hope this report is the one that’s right. And to the people who were talking about Japan’s earthquake and flood disater, your right it is a great tragedy, and we really should be praying to God for the people of Japan suffering. We get so caught up in the digital/entertainment world that we forget about the things that are truly important. I myself am guilty of this.

  • Samuel says:

    Well that is awesome news, it’s looking brighter and brighter for MN/SC/LB/HHB… but that article is really reminding me of the whole ‘perry moore’ story, I mean Japan is in "ongoing tragic conditions," but it’s great that the Film industry is still doing great overseas despite the "ordeal." People do we know what’s really important anymore? and I’m adding myself in that question.

    • 220chrisTian says:

      Excellent thoughts – what seems important versus what should be important in this digital/entertainment age. When I said VDT may not reach $400M worldwide because of the Japan disaster, one person on Facebook balked at me. So in humble repentance, I wrote this story. I actually started it before the news broke of VDT reaching the milestone. People, not entertainment, is what matters. But God cares about the entertainment world too. We can’t forget that. We can’t put God in a box. He sees it all – and knows and cares. Let’s all pray for the people of Japan – for their physical and spiritual health/recovery. http://www.aslanscountry.com/2011/03/in-wake-of-japan-disaster-dawn-treader-reaches-400-million-worldwide/

      • Starlily says:

        I may like Narnia a lot, and want the movie to do well at the box-office, but when I see the destruction and tragedies in Japan, I realize that Narnia is just a drop in the ocean of things that matter. Right now I would be happy if all the money that might have gone to the movie was put into rescue and relief efforts. You can’t put a price on human life.

        (At the same time, I’m thrilled that VDT has surpassed $400 million. It’s great news–just not as important when you consider the suffering people in Japan)

      • Anhun says:

        I hope Lucia’s okay.

      • Michael says:

        I absolutely agree with you. My prayers go out to those in Japan and others who were affected by the earthquake and tsunami. I do care about what happens to Narnia but people are much more important. Also like you said, God cares about everything, people and entertainment. So lets try to please Him in both aspects.

      • Sword says:

        So Right!! Praying for Japan and Narnia.

  • Kevin Gale says:

    yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

  • Pepper Darcy says:

    YEAH! That’s what I’m TOLKIEN about!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Yeah! Quote HP: FANTASTIC!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Pepper Darcy says:

        thanks, but there I was quoting Adam Young (i.e. Owl City) ๐Ÿ™‚ I follow his Facebook and he said that and it cracked me up ๐Ÿ™‚ Just spreading the love ๐Ÿ˜€

        BTW, *MONTHS* ago, I saw a bet between two friends how one bet Dawn Treader wouldn’t make more than 400 million, and the other thought it *would*… looks like the second kid won ๐Ÿ˜€ Wish I could remember their names… ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Not Of This World says:

        Oh I remember that!

    • Dancinginrain says:

      Haha thats awesome! Also a quote from hp: Brilliant!!! I just love how British people say brilliant! plus i think that those that made the bet might of been holly and someone else, i don’t remember. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Red Swan says:

    Woo-hoo! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Estefania says:

    Long Live Narnia!!!!!!

  • American Eagle says:

    It took FOREVER, but we finally made it.

  • Gleeokan says:

    EXTRAORDINARY

  • tmc4narnia says:

    That is awesome. I hope the foreign total can surpass 300 million

  • narniagirl says:

    YAY!! This is great news:)

  • Greg says:

    Amazing! Congrats Dawn Treader! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Louloudi the Centaur says:

    It actually did surprisingly well in Japan considering the devastating earthquake, although not all areas were affected by damage, but power outages. Now it will probably get less money than Prince Caspian in Japan, but it’s really the people that matter more right now, and I’m sure Walden/Fox most certainly understand that.

  • SirCC says:

    This just makes it weirder that they’d do MN next, considering how well VDT has now done…people are just going to be confused by the change of characters. But still, this is Great News.

  • Arvan says:

    It’s about time! I wasn’t sure it would make it this far! Looking better for the next film. Now, if they’d come to they’re senses and do SC!

    • Avra says:

      I know…cross you’re fingers about that last part!

      • Peter's BFF says:

        I almost want to say, "Duuuuuuhhhhh!" In Fox’s and Walden’s face about doing SC next.

      • High Queene Shelly Belly says:

        we have anhun and arvan , and now an avra? i cant keep all you "A" names straight! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Anhun says:

        We’re part of an alphabetical cult. ๐Ÿ˜›

      • Arvan says:

        Aye, the cult of the mystical "A"!

      • High Queene Shelly Belly says:

        I was considering going by A High Queen SB, but I don’t think that would come out right ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • A+ Sam says:

        Can I join?

      • Avra says:

        My name is really from the chronicles of Narnia.I thought you guys where all Narnia brains(winks teasingly).So,can you name the book and what origin in the book the name comes from? Here I’ll give you a hint,In this book Lucy "felt quite sure they were in for a lovely time."( I always loved that line).

    • Hiking Peter says:

      Easily both. I think they should do SC next…But Magician would make such a great movie. Tilda Swinton would probably vote for the Magician. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Praying Pevensie says:

        Totally !! I vote strongly on Magicians Nephew hext !! I absolutely can’t wait !! I think that they should for more than, than, 100 reasons !! GO MAGICIANS NEPHEW !! I don’t really understand why they want Silver Chair next !! WHY ??!?!?!?

      • Peter's BFF says:

        I want them to do SC next so that Will Poulter will get to be in these films. I mean, he’s seventeen. They don’t have much longer before he’s way way way too old for the part.

        I don’t mind MN at all. I just hope for SC then MN then LB then HHB. But once again I am reminded that I have no control and God has a better plan than I do.

      • Praying Pevensie says:

        That’s what EVERYONE says !! No offense, it’s just, well, Eustace WILL change a little bit right ? Then why not do Horse and his boy, or Magicians Nephew next ? I mean, come on !! It’s not like this is exactly after !! Otherwise they should have put it in Voyage of the Dawn Treader !! I do know that God is in control, and he will do His will……….but I still want Magicians Nephew.

      • Am I your Mommy ? says:

        Quit Whining !!!! Throw away your diaper, and get a new one, stick your pacifier in your mouth, or get a babysitter to watch you !! Go take a nappie poo in your crib, or tell your mommy to feed you. Go to your nursery, and play with your toys. Just do not complain all the time !! You are like a baby in a bad mood !! If you were my daughter, I would change your room into a nursery, have a babysitter watching you constantly, and have a sticky on you !! ( A kind of glue on a piece of paper for toddlers if they can’t behave. You then, put then in their stroller, crib, diapery, est. and the can’t move their bottom. We always use it on us, if we disbehave. They are strong !!) I also would have a toddler leash on you constantly, so you never leave the room. I also would put you in a diaper. ( you probably need it. ) and put a pacifier in your mouth. I would also make sure you were dressed like a baby, and if you fussed, took out your pacifier, did your diaper, I would send you to the tantrum room. So be quiet !! Or I’ll get you !!

  • Queen Su says:

    YAY!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Not Of This World says:

    Great! Narnia 4, here we come!

  • Swordebrithil12 says:

    YEAYAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • GlimGlum says:

    Glad VDT finally reached that mark. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reepicheep says:

    This is excellent news! Now, to wait for any announcements about Magician’s Nephew, although Silver Chair would be better as the next one….

  • elton says:

    these are great news

  • DanielmyBrother says:

    4oo million and lot of critics said it would be a flop.

  • ajSilverX Farsight says:

    Now that "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" surpasses $400 million worldwide, the production team must start planning to make the next Narnia film. Despite all it’s negative critics, "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" still proves that they can make a great worldwide gross. Then they must make "The Silver Chair" next for it follows the story of "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" and Will Poulter will be way too old if they make "The Magician’s Nephew" next. But if they make "The Magician’s Nephew" next, they must show the full story of Narnia’s creation. It depends to the production team if what movie will be next and if it’s going to be a greenlight film. They must make the fourth installment of Narnia movie for it is a very great story and shows moral conduct.

  • narnian resident says:

    its getting better!

  • Queen_Emilie says:

    Great news!

  • Fireflower says:

    YEEEAAAAAHHHHA! Keep on going VDT!!! For Aslan!!!!

  • Kelly says:

    That’s awesome, of course, but Japan have bigger things to worry about right now, so let’s pray for those people.

  • reepicheep's_fangirl says:

    YEEESSSS! Thank you world! lol, this is great, i’m so proud of VDT! Sail on!
    -reep’s fangirl ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tirian says:

    Folks, we’ve had a lot of comments here talking about the theological implications of the tragedy in Japan. This is a sensitive issue and if you want to discuss this issue further, please do so on the forum. Thank you.

    • 220chrisTian says:

      Problem: some Narnia fans aren’t allowed on the forum because of age or parental restrictions. The stories are the only place they can talk about the film.

      • Bookwyrm says:

        Nobody is stopping them from discussing the film. The problem with discussing the theological implications of natural disasters in the comments section of a news story is that there’s always some insensitive idiot who comes along and says something truly horrible. I think we can all agree that the last thing we want appearing on news stories about Narnia is hateful rhetoric that could really hurt the people who have been harmed by these disasters if they were to see the comments. To say nothing of the damage it does to the Christian faith to have those sorts of comments tossed around lightly.

  • me(NaRnIaFrEaK) says:

    CaNT WAIT FO THE magicians nephew. cant imagine those movies being the same without the pevensie kids though ๐Ÿ™

    • Hiking Peter says:

      Yeah… but knowing the past directors, they should cast Digory and Polly pretty well.

  • moonwood says:

    Woooohoooo !!!!!

  • claireyy says:

    yes!!! yay!!!
    thank you japan for helping a lot!

  • Braden Woodburn says:

    Yeah, all this because they stuck to the correct order, so that is why The Silver Chair MUST be made next. Still, this is WAY beyond awesome news. Well done for the Dawn Treader!

  • sachin says:

    Japan Is A GREAT COUNTRY

    JAPAN IS TRULY A GREAT COUNTRY

  • Christ's girl says:

    Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Duffleglum says:

    WOOOWOOOHOOOOOOO!!!! YES!!!!!!

    I was seriously doubting this would happen, but it did!!
    Thank you God for blessing this GOOD movie

  • Narniana says:

    stoi de auerdo con lo de el comentario anterior de lo de Japรณn los pobre lo estan pasando mui mal pero… cambiando de tema por que no me gusta hablar de las tragedias la pelicula me encanto y espero que hagan todas las peliculas aunque las peliuculas no tienen nada que envidiarles a los libros de C.S Lewis donde describia Narnia a la perfeccion

  • Seiko says:

    Silver Chair for 2012 and Magicians Nephew for 2013!

    • Not Of This World says:

      Great idea!

    • Anhun says:

      I’m for Silver Chair 2012 and HHB 2013. :))))))))))))))

      • Michael says:

        They can’t make movies that fast. It’s a year and a half to 2 years to make a movie. I"m flexible with either SC or MN being made next. I want HHB to be made in a few years from now. Partially because I want to audition for Shasta and I’ll have more experience in acting by then.

      • Michael says:

        I’m including the time in theaters as well.

      • sam says:

        Yeah that is to fast for two movies, they’d have had to begin SC probably last summer just as they were finishing dawn treador, they COULD always begin HHB/MN when they’re half way through making SC/MN which I’m hoping they will do

      • Anhun says:

        It’s not too close together if they film the two simultaneously or back to back. Remember none of the next three books in the series have any of the same cast except for Liam Neeson as Aslan, unless they try to squeeze them in for cameos. I do recognize that that’s an insane long shot, though. VDT’s performance well justifies another gamble on Narnia, but I doubt it’s strong enough for Fox to change their current system of green lighting one film at a time.

  • Child of Aslan says:

    Wow! Thats excellent! I really hope that MN works out!

  • Christ's girl says:

    Anyone got any idea when MN will be greenlit? And when will auditions start?:)

  • Christ's girl says:

    I hope soon….
    ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Seiko says:

    I really hope "Silver Chair" is greenlit first! "Magicians Nephew" can wait! "The Silver Chair" is the next in the series, don’t screw this all up! C’mon studio!

  • Cross Trainer says:

    this video is SOOOOOO EPIC!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KsGRBN2m04

  • Tauriel says:

    $400 million earnings is nice, but I wonder what’s the actual profit… Because that’s what the studios really care about – not how much a film earned, but how much profit it brought. That’s crucial.

  • the3rdguy says:

    It looks like Voyage has had a slow but steady success. I hope Fox will learn from this and value each month of the WorldWide box office run for the next film.
    While I know that the Opening Weekend performance in the US is essential, they got most of their money from a longer time frame overseas.

  • Aslan's Girl says:

    Yay! Thank you, God!