Dawn Treader Will Be a Marathon

Deadline Hollywood has posted Friday box office estimates at $9m and extrapolated that out to an opening weekend estimate of $28m for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. By comparison, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe made $65m on opening weekend and Prince Caspian made $55m. It’s obvious that these are very early numbers and things can still turn around. We’re only half-way through the weekend! But if this trend holds, it won’t be a good sign for the Narnia franchise.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is showing on 3,555 screens and made roughly half of Friday’s cum for Prince Caspian ($19m).

It’s important to remember, though, that films opening in December generally don’t have huge opening weekends (LWW was an exception) and that the real value to the December opening is that the box office gets the benefit of the entire month. There isn’t much competition in the box office for family films this Christmas (only Tron) so it’s expected to do well every week through Christmas. In fact, Fox has just announced today that Gulliver’s Travels has been moved to Christmas Day which leaves December 22-23 open for Dawn Treader.

It’s important that the faith and family community gets out to support these films in a big way. If you haven’t seen Dawn Treader yet this weekend, please see it! As Douglas Gresham says, “take your friends and take your enemies.”

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader at Box Office Mojo

Prince Caspian at Box Office Mojo

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at Box Office Mojo

204 Responses

  1. LadyLasalareen says:

    ok guys I just went to the movie on friday night with like 10 people. we were so excited and all pumped and ready for a packed theater and all the adrenaline that comes with it. we got there an hour ahead of time to stand in line. the line that wasnt there. this is opening night at 10:00 and there was five other people in the entire theater! its the snow storms fault! please please tell all your friends about it! it is an AWESOME movie! possibly the best of the three!! i am going to it again and i know my extra ten dollars wont make a huge difference but if a ton of people went to it multiple times… things could happen!

  2. NarniaFreak says:

    I agree. Will did an AMAZING job. I absolutely loved his performance!

  3. faunforaslan says:

    Take a look at this: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2010/12/box-office-weak-starts-for-new-narnia-film-depp-and-jolies-tourist-turn-attention-overseas.html Looks like it is doing a lot better in foreign countries and on one website, the average rating is an A- which is amazing!

  4. Queen Elizabeth says:

    Hey don't feel ashamed πŸ™‚ We're all Narnia fanatics! That's why we do what we do!

  5. Queen Elizabeth says:

    Silver Chair would be EPIC! I would love to see how they would do the owls. And the giants would be awesome! πŸ˜€

  6. Caspian X says:

    Yeah, Your right !!! Which is your favorite character out of all of them ? I LOVE Reepicheep and his tribe. I think I would want to be them, instead of a queen !!! What do you think ?

  7. Queen Elizabeth says:

    My personal favorite is Ed, not just because he's "hot", but I actually like how his character goes from a little brat in LWW to a redeemed young man. I also like Aravis, and Lucy.

  8. Queen Elizabeth says:

    I think if I had to pick a character I would actually be, it would be Susan or Lucy though. I would love to be a queen of Narnia <3

  9. Friederike says:

    I'm surprised they already have the totals for the weekend and Sunday isn't even over yet. We plan to go tonight, bec we're going w/friends besides having a very busy weekend. So I ask you guys to join me in praying that these numbers will pick up and people will go see it the next few weekends. We will see in regular today, but I'd like to see it 3D at another time. I can imagine that many people will see it both ways? So I guess this movie is like everything in our christian life: a step of faith.LOrd have mercy w/ this movie's franchise and let all 7 be made. In Jesus name. Amen

  10. Friederike says:

    Don't despise small beginning. Let's not give up ,but be positive about it. We can make a difference. Doesn't matter how it looks like right now,this all can change.Blessings and enjoy the movie.Let's keep praying.Nothing is impossible tom God.

  11. HUGEFANOFNARNIA19867 says:

    I live in Texas. Everybody I know wanted 2 see it.

  12. HUGEFANOFNARNIA19867 says:

    Gosh!!! Everybody says it was unpopular! I didn't see that anywhere!! Everybody was talking about it!!!

  13. Edmund's Queen says:

    Okay, I am absolutely in love with Edmund. I want to marry him!!! Of course, that's obvious when you look at my user name, lol πŸ™‚ He's so smart and hot and brave and good and hot and kingly and just and did I mention hot? OMG When I saw the movie and it was at that part at Deathwater/Goldwater and Edmund says to Caspian "You know I'm braver than both of you," I almost screamed "Yes you are! You go Ed!!!" My sisters, who aren't even teens yet, are crazy about him too. But I also love Peter. He's my next pick because he is such a good king and also hot; I have a weak spot for blonds πŸ™‚ My sisters think he is so mean and they hate him and I'm like "I love him! He's like Prince, er, High King Charming!"

  14. Edmund's Queen says:

    I saw it on the 10th at a matinee and there weren't very many people at this theater either. We also had snow a few days before. I wanted to see it with my friend but she had an orthodontist appointment and wasn't sure if she'd make it in time. She ended up missing the one I went to, but then she went later with her family. Now we want to see again in January together, cause that's when it will be in our small home town. I want to see it at least two more times in the theater. I want to be a contributing Narniac!

  15. Edmund's Queen says:

    Sorry, Brisa. But cheer up; you've got something to look forward to. My sisters and I were counting down the days to the 10th like it was Christmas. In fact, I was more excited about this movie than Christmas. And with good reason πŸ™‚

  16. Edmund's Queen says:

    Yes yes yes the giants would be awesome, and so would the whole underworld scene. But you know what? I'll probably cry my eyeballs out when Caspian dies, if they make it. Oh, and any ideas on who to play Rilian? (BTW, I can't believe I spelled his name wrong in the above comment) Will Moseley would have been great, I think, if he hadn't already done Peter. I also thought Ed Speleers from Eragon, but IDK…

  17. Princess Lucy says:

    yh Edmund's Queen…i REALLY wonder who they would choose to play Rilian…hmmm any ideas????…looks like there will be another young actor joining the narnia world lol….and who will play Jill..another big question..hehehe…ohh i really hope VDT does well so our questions be answered and see this classic story visually πŸ˜‰

  18. HUGEFANOFNARNIA19867 says:

    WOW!!! Thats awesome!!!!!

  19. narniafreak13 says:

    Edmund's Queen, I am a diehard Harry Potter fan as well as a Narnia fanatic. And I will tell you that I enjoyed VDT waaaaay more than HP7!

  20. narniafreak13 says:

    Queen Elizabeth, I completely agree with you! I want to be Susan so badly! I was her for Halloween once, and I loved it!

  21. narniafreak13 says:

    don't give up hope so easily, Adam! You have to believe!

  22. Queen Elizabeth says:

    Ok calm down Edmund's Queen lol πŸ™‚ You aren't the only one who loves Ed and his "hotness" lol. Question: Who do you like better, Ed or Skandar. because they are two totally different people really. Or do you like him just because of his looks?

  23. Queen Elizabeth says:

    By the sound of things you are probably 15-ish. lol I may be completely wrong but you sound a lot like me lol πŸ™‚ Am I right? lol

  24. VinΓ­ccios Matheus Giraldelli says: