Word on the Street
Boxofficemojo.com is curretnly featuring a poll on the front page of their site asking the question whether or not people want to see a sequel made for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Voters must have an account with the site, which they can create for free. You can find the poll on boxofficemojo.com’s front page, by clicking here.
Although it is not an accolade comparable to an academy award or golden globe nomination, the score for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has been selected by collider.com as one of the top ten movie scores of 2010. The article praises the work of composer David Arnold, and claims that the Dawn Treader score “is the best score the Narnia series has produced yet.”
You can read the entire article, as well as see the other top ten scores of 2010, by clicking here
Micheal Flaherty (Walden Media president) appeared in the latest Plugged In Online podcast. He talks about wanting to stay true to the themes of the “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” while making changes, and then talks about family films in general. One of the most interesting bits is when he talks about the undragoning. It was Flaherty’s suggestion to have DragonEustace retreat from the sea-serpent and then be undragoned by Aslan. (Listen) (Download)
The London Critics’ Circle Awards announced their nominations for 2011 and Will Poulter has been nominated for the Young British Performer of the Year award. The full list of nominees include:
Will Poulter – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Fox)
Jessica Barden – Tamara Drewe (Momentum)
Conor McCarron – NEDs (Entertainment One)
Saoirse Ronan – The Way Back (Entertainment One)
Thomas Turgoose – The Scouting Book for Boys (Pathe)
Congratulations Will and good luck!
The Official Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Facebook page is giving away four props from the movie — Eustace’s diary, Lucy’s letter from Susan, Lord Mavramorn’s ring, and Lord Restimar’s shield.
To enter, go to the official Facebook page and click the Competition Tab at the top. Enter your name, email address, and the state you live in and hit submit. Open to US residents only.
From BoxOfficeMojo.com: “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader had a better second Friday percentage hold than The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Golden Compass and Eragon. The fantasy sequel dipped 57 percent to an estimated $3.55 million. Its $33.9 million tally in eight days was still below par.”
Meanwhile Tron: Legacy opened with an estimated $18 million.
A full review from this weekend and hopefully some overseas numbers will be available tomorrow or Tuesday.
A long list of the 41 songs competing for the Best Original Song Oscar were released today. Among the songs on the list, “There’s a Place for Us.” Voting to narrow down the songs to the five finalists will take place on January 6, 2011. You can view the full list of songs here.
Thanks to narnian1 and bkey for the heads up!
Examiner.com has posted an interview with Harry Gregson Williams, concerning his work as of late. Covered topics include the Shrek films, and the possibility of doing more work for Shrek. He also talks about how he got the job to compose the score for the first two films, and what his hopes are for his involvement with the future of the franchise. Also covered is the rumour that he will be composing the score for the final installment of The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn, which is set to hit theatres next year.
You can read the whole article for yourself by clicking here.
There is a potential ray of hope in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader‘s box office numbers. FriendofNarnia2 posted on our forum that “VDT made $1,727,767 yesterday! That’s a 5% increase! Compare that to LWW which dropped 12.5% in its first Tuesday.”
Does this mean that positive word of mouth is starting to get around? Perhaps the Golden Globe nomination as well as other award nominations helped? Or perhaps people living in northern-midwest America were able to dig themselves out of their houses to go see the movie? I guess we’ll find out this weekend!
The current total gross according to BoxOfficeMojo is $107,174,612.
To follow up on the Golden Globe nomination story from this morning, the Phoenix Film Critics Society announced nominations for their film awards, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader got three nods. Listed below are each of the categories Dawn Treader was nominated for and its competition.
Best Live Action Family Film
- Alice in Wonderland
- The Karate Kid
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Best Original Song
- Burlesque, “You Haven’t See the Last of Me”
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, “There’s A Place for Us”
- Morning Glory, “Strip Me”
- Tangled, “I’ve Got a Dream”
- Toy Story 3, “We Belong Together”
Best Performance by a Youth, Male
- Kodi Smit-McPhee, Let Me In
- Jaden Smith, The Karate Kid
- Will Poulter, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Thanks to bkey for the heads up!