‘Dawn Treader’ Week 3 Box Office Report

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.

463 Responses

  1. burhan says:

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

  2. Anhun says:

    It's in the bag if it is. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

  3. 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!

  4. Little Miss Artemis says:

    Why are we suddenly talking about which Narnia star is more famous?

  5. 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?

  6. Anhun says:

    No, the 7 mil is Saturday + Sunday.

  7. Senhor V. says:

    36 millions to the next Movie.

    Please,go to the theather.

    + 36 million = 310 millions of dolรกr's. 155 Budget x2

  8. Anhun says:

    Don't mind me, I'm just going off on a tangent. Mayor Wilkins started it.

  9. Little Miss Artemis says:

    I definitely agree when you say Jill should be a fresh face, I love Eliza Bennett and AnnaSophia Robb, but I think that some unknown, amazing girl should take the part. Some Narnia-loving, British schoolgirl without Hollywood floating around her head.

    I personally dun mind Natalie or Helena or Tilda playing LotGK (though Helena is highly unlikely and Tilda, well everyone is kinda getting tired of her, aren't we?). What about Nicole Kidman? Though I have to admit, Nicole Kidman does not strike me as a woman who can look good in green.

    I wouldn't mind if Johnny played Puddleglum (though that would be sooo creepy, imagine him bouncing around in a green suit with polka dots), or Andrew for that role (but can Andrew direct and act at the same time? I really, really want him back for the Silver Chair).

    I don't mind if you cast Orlando Bloom as Rilian (but I really don't think he'll agree to act in Narnia) and obviously EVERYONE wants Will Poulter back as Eustace (Will is an amazing actor, I love him in School of Comedy).

    I honestly don't care who they cast as old caspian, as long as he's old, with a beard, not fat, and doesn't look chinese. It would be an utter tragedy if some china guy played the old caspian. If they do that, I will send hate mail to Walden Media for 10 months.

    I really really want Harry-Gregson Williams back. His songs were so Narnian, they fit in with the movie perfectly. David Arnold's music wasn't bad, but they didn't fit in. I mean, the songs were good, but just not … Narnian.

    I don't care, I want Andrew Adamson directing this one. Sorry Michael, but no matter how experienced and creative and whatever you are, you're just not Andrew. No matter how much you try, you can't beat Andrew Adamson. Oh, and I don't mind if Tim Burton co-directs (though the odds of that are astronomical).

    I'm kinda hoping that Andrew will start off with the Green Serpent killing Lilliandil. Not bloody, but its better than having some old, lame owl telling everyone how the "beloved queen lilliandil, wife of the seafaring king caspian the tenth and daughter of the star ramandu" was killed.

    By the way, did anyone notice that they didn't show ramandu in VDT? I was slightly put off by that. It made me lose respect for Michael Apted. And no way, I don't think Andrew will do any romance between Eustace and Jill. That would be downright creepy. Urgh.

    If Michael Apted directs SC, he'll probably do something really stupid like take Liam Neeson off the part of Aslan. Sorry, but its true. (I still haven't gotten over the fact that he ditched Eddie Izzard for the part of Reepicheep.)

    I am very frightened that they might get the animations wrong for Puddleglum and end up making the poor actor look like he wore a green scuba-diving suit, dived into a pond, and come out covered in algae, lilypads and seaweed. We need Puddleglum to look realistic.

    Oh, and sorry for saying this everyone, but PLEASE, andrew, if you're reading this, DON'T do rowan atkinson as puddleglum. rowan atkinson is an amazing actor, but no way can he do puddleglum. He doesn't LOOK right for the part of puddleglum. Sure, he does kinda have the personality of a marshwiggle, but HE'S NOT PUDDLEGLUM. Never.

  10. 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?

  11. Xande says:

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

  12. Eraeil Silverstone says:

    Sometimes I wonder the look on Andrew Adamson's face if he read all the comments that follow the articles of Narniaweb.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. [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.

  16. 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).

  17. [ForNarniaAndForAslan] says:

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

  18. [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

  19. [ForNarniaAndForAslan] says:

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! I know right!! That made me laugh out loud, Not Of This World! =D

  20. 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.

  21. @ Little Miss Artemis: I don't know about Anhun or Mayor Wilkins, but I find that discussing the fame of the Narnian actors far more preferable than all this
    'VDT is doing brilliantly'
    'No, it's numbers are pathetic'
    'You're reading the numbers all wrong, it will make heaps'
    'Well according to this imaginary source, it is a lost cause to hope for SC'
    'Well according to this imaginary source, it is doing great'
    'That doesn't include these certain numbers, though'
    'You're not interpreting this right!'
    'Yes I am!'
    'No you're not!'
    'Yes I am!'
    @Anhun: Georgie in the fashion industry? I hope not! I'd hate to see someone with so much talent starve herself to death! It'd be kind of ironic, though, after her character has accepted that looks are certainly not everything to go into the fashion industry.
    Interesting findings, however, on your fan-shine theory. Fan shrines are, of course, not indicative of all fans… just fans of certain actors. I wonder what the results would be if all the book fans were vote on what their favourite human character was in the series? Just a thought. I reckon your fansite research is probably pretty solid evidence, though. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. ben says:

    i recommend everyone to read the holy quran.

  24. freya says:

    Oooh, yes. Peter Jackson would be perfect. I think he might be a bit busy with "The Hobbit", and so is Orlando if the rumors are true, but there's no reason why they couldn't do SC at the same time. Honestly, one should expect that these people could multitask.

  25. 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!

  26. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

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

  27. 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.

  28. burhan says:

    hmm, i,l check it out. good to have an open mind ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. 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 :).

  30. 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?

  31. Annabeth says:

    lol, i see what u mean.
    btw, i know this is random, but r u a Percy Jackson fan, i saw ur screen name and i immeaditely thought "ha! that reminds me of Percy Jackson book 3"

  32. Annabeth says:

    O.M.G. just the other day i was thinking to myself and i was like "I wonder if this is just because i watched LoTR and have a HUGE Orlando Bloom crush :D, but i think Orlando Bloom would make a great Rillian. I'll have to consult some NarniaWebbers"
    I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one that thought that ๐Ÿ™‚
    anywho, the more u think about it, Orlando Bloom is a bit old for Rillian's part ๐Ÿ™

  33. Annabeth says:

    oh, sorry, i meant to reply to Little Miss Artemis's comment above ^^^^^

  34. 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

  35. Xande says:

    where did you read that?

  36. KingoftheWood says:

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

  37. freya says:

    According to some knowledgeable people here, Rilian was 31 when he was rescued, and Bloom is 34. So no, he's definitely not too old. Remember that Caspian is an old, dying man in SC, it wouldn't make sense if his son was a teenager.

  38. Embrace says:

    News just in:
    273 million worldwide! At place number 274 this week! Itยดs sailing further up and further in and further win! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  39. Embrace says:

    I think with these great final results for 2010 (Even though TVOTDT didnยดt strike GOLD or turn in to it like the shell) we will see THE SILVER get its fair CHAIR! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  40. sgk474 says:

    Current worldwide Box Office: $297.2 million

  41. Anhun says:

    Thank you!

  42. Believe in Aslan says:

    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.

  43. Bookwyrm says: