This is a week-by-week box office analysis of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
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Current Worldwide Box Office: $366,579,177 (est.)
Opening Weekend (December 10 – 12, 2010):
Dawn Treader sailed into over 50 markets and managed to rake in $24 million in the United States propelling it to the top of the box office. However, it grossed just under half of Prince Caspian’s $56.6 million, and nearly a third of what The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe pulled in five years earlier. Fortunately, the film debuted much stronger overseas, where it claimed the top spot, bringing it’s worldwide total to just over $100 million.
Week 2 (December 17 – 19):
Dawn Treader came in third domestically, being debunked by two new films, Tron: Legacy and Yogi Bear. Tron easily took the top spot opening at $44 million, Yogi Bear came in a distant second at $16.4 million, with Dawn Treader trailing closely behind, hauling in nearly $12.4 million. This was a better second weekend drop than any of the other Narnia films. On the worldwide front, Dawn Treader held onto the number one spot and managed to bring in over $40 million during its second week of release, bringing its grand total to $166,420,000.
Week 3 (December 24 – 26):
Christmas can be a most profitable time for family films, so needless to say the holidays were nice to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The movie came in fourth, right behind the newly released Little Fockers, True Grit, and Tron: Legacy. Narnia‘s $9.5 million was enough to outgross Fox’s other big budget Christmas release, Gulliver’s Travels, which opened to a dismal $6.3 million. The film continued to perform strongly in foreign markets, where it pulled in over $40 million throughout the week, bringing its international total to $165 million, and its worldwide total to a respectable $231 million.
Week 4 (December 31 – January 2):
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader came in 5th at the U.S. box office on New Years weekend, bringing in a total of $10.2 million. Thanks to holiday weekend that was a generous 8% jump from the previous weekend. Internationally the film has brought in $213 million. With the film making $87 million domestically that brings the world wide total to nearly $300 million, easily making it Fox’s highest grossing film of the year.
Week 5 (January 7 – 9):
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader experienced a rather harsh 55% drop, primarily due to the ending of the holiday season. For the weekend, Dawn Treader made $4.6 million domestically. For comparison, Prince Caspian made $3.1 million and Wardrobe made $15.6 million on their 5th weekend in the theaters. Internationally the film has nearly reached the $250 million mark, and just $40 million away from Prince Caspian‘s total international gross. Considering that the film hasn’t even opened in Japan, and was just been released in China, means that The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is fairing quite well overseas. The films worldwide total is currently $342 million.
Week 6 (January 14 – 16):
Once again the Dawn Treader suffered a harsh drop of nearly 50%, as it stopped showing in over 1,000 theaters. The film came in 13th place with $2.3 million for the three day weekend and $3.1 million for the 4 day weekend. Internationally the film made close to $10 million over the weekend. That brings the domestic total to $99 million and the worldwide total to $356 million.
Week 7 (January 21 – 23):
The film officially crossed the $100 million mark domestically over the weekend. This is something The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe accomplished within its’ second week, and Prince Caspian achieved in its’ fourth week. However, considering The Voyage of the Dawn Treader‘s low opening weekend, crossing the century mark is really quite impressive for a sequel!
Over the week the foreign markets added about $10 million more to the film’s total, bringing the worldwide gross to $366 million.
This is a week-by-week box office analysis of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
See more numbers at Box Office Mojo.
Total Worldwide Box Office: $419,651,413
Opening Weekend (May 16 – 18, 2008):
The film grossed $56.6 million in the United States in its first three days, which was short of LWW’s $65 million and generally below expectations. It also grossed $20.7 million overseas, and knocked Iron Man out of the top spot.
Week 2 (May 19 – 25):
In its second weekend, the film earned $23 million, while Indiana Jones soared to an impressive $101 million opening weekend. (These numbers do not include Memorial Day.)
Domestic Total: $91 million
Worldwide Total: $118.8 million
Week 3 (May 26 – June 1):
The film dropped to #5 in its third weekend, taking in $13 million domestically. This is short of the $153 million earned by LWW in the same time. Despite being in its fifth weekend, Iron Man jumped Caspian to claim the #4 spot. Sex and the City and The Strangers both hit theaters on May 30. Indiana Jones dropped to #2, but still took in $46 million.
Domestic Total: $115 million
Worldwide Total: $166.9 million
Week 4 (June 2 – 8):
Kung Fu Panda and Don’t Mess with the Zohan opened as the film reached $200 million worldwide. In the same amount of time, LWW earned $217 million in the United States alone.
Domestic Total: $125.5 million
Worldwide Total: $200 million
Week 5 (June 9 – 15):
The film took in $3.1 million in its fifth weekend. The Incredible Hulk and The Happening opened to respectable numbers.
Domestic Total: $131 million
Worldwide Total: $254.7 million
Week 6 (June 16 – 22):
Get Smart and The Love Guru opened. Caspian took in $1.7 million in its sixth weekend.
Domestic Total: $135.5 million
Week 7 (June 23 – 29):
Wanted, starring James McAvoy, and Disney’s Wall•E both had big opening weekends. Meanwhile, Prince Caspian finally opened in Europe, earning $20 million in its first three days.
Domestic Total: $137.6 million
Worldwide Total: $275.4 million