‘Dawn Treader’ Hits the $100 Million Domestic Mark

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader officially hit the $100 million mark domestically this past weekend at the box office.

Overseas, the movie brought in another $8 million dollars bringing the foreign total to approxmiately $265.8 million.

The worldwide total is now up to just over $366 million.

Dawn Treader will release in Venezuela next weekend and Japan in one month.

73 Responses

  1. Xande says:

    I've been following VDT's numbers in comparison to PC's, and it seems that, although PC at that same point in time (same number of days after release) was doing better during week days (this could be because of its release during summer/vacation period), VDT is still grossing more than PC on a weekly basis. Therefore, I think that one could say that VDT (except for the first two weeks), did overall better than PC in the U.S, on the long term. However, having said that, and, admitting that I did enjoy VDT quite a lot, I must say that I agree with 'Unconditional Comment' when he says that they need to make a much better film than this, if they want to resurrect the franchise.

  2. This Is The Morning says:

    I love how everyone on here is an expert in show business. Im glad so many people know the ins and outs of hollywood and so much about business in general. Alot of future filmmakers out there, I shouldn't wonder.

  3. Pevensie15 says:


    So a new Mission Impossible is being made. The last one had a 150 million dollar production budget and nearly made $400 million.

    VDT will make $400 million and has that same budget, so they will probably make another one.

  4. Dr JC says:

    Let's take your numbers lu-ee. 500$ today in sales. With the 450 from theaters — which they will not get, but maybe 400 if they are very lucky. Walden/Fox only gets about 55% of that. That is about $250 at best. This is about the cost of productiona and PA. Then the video sales is profit. But Caspin only earned about 60M is total sales. About 1/3 of that goes to the studio. So there could be 20M profit … that is if the CS Lewis estate doesnt' take anything. So it looks to me like this could be a break even thing with a tiny bit of profit.

  5. Dr JC says:

    I AM an expert in film … how dare anyone infer otherwise … I can watch a movie, eat popcorn and play Angry Birds all at the same time. This is a sure sign that I will be producer some day.

  6. commonlogic says:

    However, you forget that PC cost over 70 million more and much more was spent on marketing. In relative terms VDT has done better financially than PC.

  7. commonlogic says:

    Unless it totally flops in Japan, VDT should easily top 400 million with Japan and the remaining days in all other countries. It all boils down to how much was REALLY spent on marketing and no one outside the "loop" knows what this number really is.

  8. Johnthemon says:

    About the budget of the movies, I'd like to say they were all overbudgeted.

    There's no reason LWW needed to cost more than $150 million. Prince Caspian could have easily been $120 or less, a lot of money was straight up thrown away on that one. Voyage could have been $100 million without too much work and there's no reason that Silver Chair should cost more than $100 million. They all have extremely bloated budgets that just make me wonder where the money went.

  9. Sol says:

    Anyone read this?'Narnia' Becomes Fox's First $100 Million Movie in 13 Months.

    This must be good right?

  10. WillMo for_the_win says:

    The box office rates in the US shows that VDT is still a disappointment. $100m is still far from the budget of $155m, so $55m++ is still needed in the US to surpass the budget. This works with the mainstream movies, while in indies/semi-indies Focus & Weinstein produce, for example don't necessarily need a bigger budget and a big opening for the film, but unless it's in critical acclaim, it could become a box office.

    I realized that many critics dislike VDT, often because of a poor screenplay and not so fine directing by Apted. Critics mentioned that most lines were cheesy, Poulter and Neeson were the saving grace of the film, and not so spectacular effects. But that doesn't pull down hopes on SC.

    SC will be made, for sure. Just don't hire Matthew Vaughn as the director for Kick-Ass was just a joke for me. I could have wished Alfonso Cuaron could direct, and LESS BUDGET is needed. And if needed, a spring-summer or winter release would be fine.

  11. Narnia says:

    awww…. cmon I wanna see the 4th film! 366m is not enough….. prince caspian got 400+m…. if this wont beat prince caspian.. it might be the end of narnia!!! Noooo!

  12. ajSilver X says:

    I heard a report that Narnia VDT is the 12th highest-top grossing film of 2010… Hoping Silver Chair will be released in cinemas with a great audience impact… MOre great battles for Narnia and Eustace will return.

  13. LionCub of Judah says:

    A very encouraging article from our kinsmen at NarniaFans.com regarding the likelihood of SC entering production: