BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will 'The Chronicles of Narnia 3' Debut at Number One?

Or do Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie have enough star-power to make 'The Tourist' a hit this weekend?

PREDICTED WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

After debuting at number two the week of Thanksgiving, Disney's new animated film, Tangled, finally took over the top spot last week from reigning champ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1. But with two highly anticipated new movies hitting the charts this week, including the third chapter of the popular The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader and new drama thriller, The Tourist starring Oscar nominee Johnny Depp and Oscar winner Angelina Jolie, the Rapunzel movie will have its work cut out for it if it wants to retain its number one position.

Predicted to debut at number one this week is the third chapter of the popular The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader. The film follows the adventures of the Pevensie children as they make their third trip to the magical land of Narnia. The film stars Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter and Bill Nighy, Simon Pegg and Liam Neeson. Currently the movie has an average rating of a 4.3 on our site. Out of the twenty-two people who have rated the film, fourteen of them have given it five stars while the trailer for the movie has had over 30,000 views. Here is what one of our readers had to say about the movie, "I can't wait to see this!" The movie is predicted to earn about $48.9 million in its opening week.

Predicted to debut at number two this week is the new drama thriller, The Tourist. The movie stars Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End) and Oscar winner Angelina Jolie (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), as well as Timothy Dalton (Toy Story 3) and Rufus Sewell (Amazing Grace). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 2.5 on our site. Out of the three people who have rated the film, only one of them have given it five stars while the trailer for the movie has had over 9,000 views. Here is what one of our readers had to say about the movie, "I'm surprised that (Angelina Jolie) would even do this role after doing Salt. They're too similar in my opinion." The movie is predicted to earn about $48.9 million in its opening week.

Predicted to drop two places from last week to number three is Tangled, the 50th animated feature film from Walt Disney Pictures, based on the classic "Rapunzel" fairy tale. The movie stars a talented cast of voice actors including Mandy Moore (A Walk to Remember), Zachary Levi (Chuck), Donna Murphy (Star Trek: Insurrection), Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond), Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy). While the movie dropped 55.9% last week from the week before, it was shown on 3,603 screens, earning $5,967 on each screen for a weekend total of about $21.5 million. In just two weeks the movie has earned around $96.4 million, which is not even half of its purported $260 million budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $14.4 million this weekend.

Predicted to fall two spots from last week to number four is the long awaited final chapter of the beloved Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1. The film features returning stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Bill Nighy and Rhys Ifans. While the movie dropped 65.9% last week from the week before, it was shown on 4,125 screens, earning $4,057 on each screen for a weekend total of about $16.7 million. In just three weeks the movie has earned around $244 million, which already places it 64th on the all-time highest grossing domestic movies list. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $10.6 million this weekend.

Predicted to slip two places from last week to number five is the new music and dance spectacular, Burlesque. The film stars an all-star cast of music and dance icons including Grammy winning recording artist Christina Aguilera, Oscar winner Cher (Moonstruck), Kristen Bell (You Again), Julianne Hough (Dancing with the Stars), Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada), Alan Cumming (X2: X-Men United), Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy), Cam Gigandet (Twilight) and Peter Gallagher (American Beauty). While the movie dropped 48.9% from last week from the week before, it was shown on 3,037 screens, earning $2,009 on each screen for a weekend total of about $6.1 million. In two weeks the movie has earned around $26.9 million, which is about half of its purported $55 million budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $4.8 million this weekend.

The rest of the top ten films at the box office this weekend are predicted to look like this:

Predicted to drop two places from last week to number six is the fifth film from director Tony Scott and actor Denzel Washington (Crimson Tide, Man on Fire, Deja Vu, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3) called Unstoppable. The film is based on the true story of a runaway train in Pennsylvania and also stars Chris Pine (Star Trek), Rosario Dawson (Sin City) and Kevin Dunn (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen). While the movie dropped 46.6% last week from the week before, it was shown on 31 less screens for a total of 3,152. The film earned $1,935 on each screen for a weekend total of about $6.1 million. In just over a month the movie has earned around $68.8 million, but still has to make more money in the next few weeks if it is going to earn back its entire $100 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $3.9 million this weekend.

Predicted to fall two places from last week to number seven is the new comedy-drama, Love and Other Drugs. The film stars Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married), Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain), Judy Greer (Barry Munday), Hank Azaria (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), Gabriel Macht (The Spirit) and Oliver Platt (Flatliners). While the movie dropped 41.5% last week from the week before, it was shown on 2,458 screens, earning $2,319 on each screen for a weekend total of about $5.7 million. In just two weeks the movie has earned around $22.6 million, which puts it close to making back its entire purported $30 million budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $3.1 million this weekend.

Predicted to slip two notches from last week to number eight is the super-hero themed animated family film MegaMind, which stars Will Ferrell (The Other Guys), Tina Fey (Baby Mama), Jonah Hill (Superbad) and Brad Pitt (Troy). While the movie dropped 60.7% last week from the week before, it was shown on 238 less screens for a total of 3,173. The film earned $1,556 on each screen for a weekend total of about $4.9 million. In just over a month the movie has earned around $136 million, earning back its entire $130 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $2.8 million this weekend.

Predicted to fall two spots from last week to number nine is the new comedy from Old School director Todd Phillips, entitled Due Date. The road trip comedy stars an excellent cast of actors including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 2), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers), Michelle Monaghan (Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang) and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx (Ray) and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine). While the movie fell 42.3% from last week, it dropped 105 screens for a total of 2,450, earning $1,687 on each for weekend total of about $4.1 million. Now in just three over a month the movie has earned around $90.8 million, earning back its entire $65 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $2.3 million this weekend.

Finally, predicted to slip two spots from last week to number ten is the new revenge film, Faster. The film stars Dwayne Johnson (The Rundown), Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade), Carla Gugino (Watchmen), Maggie Grace (Taken), Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Going the Distance). While the movie fell 43.8% last week from its debut the week before, it dropped 16 screens for a total of 2,470, earning $1,593 on each for weekend total of about $3.9 million. Now in two weeks the movie has earned around $18.2 million, which is close to earning back its entire $24 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $2.1 million this weekend. Be sure to check out Box Office Beat Down this Sunday to see who is crowned the King of the box office this week and check back here next week for more box office predictions!

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader was released December 10th, 2010 and stars Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter, Bill Nighy, Gary Sweet, Arthur Angel, Tony Nixon. The film is directed by Michael Apted.

The Tourist was released December 10th, 2010 and stars Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Rufus Sewell, Clément Sibony, Timothy Dalton, Julien Baumgartner, Bruno Wolkowitch, François Vincentelli. The film is directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.



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  1. Lane

    @Blockbusterfan001: I hope they make it to 7, too (or atleast to 5), but things are starting to look bleak. I won't count the series out yet, but if they did decide to remake these years down the road, I don't think I would be able to watch them no matter how good or how much better they might be. I can't accept any other actors in these roles other than the ones we've already seen. Those kids have really made these films (not to mention the great supporting cast its had with Neeson and Swinton).

    Also, I don't see them getting the same reception in the future. Most people don't take too kindly when people try to "out-do" what has already been done, especially with cast changes. If we don't see a fourth film, I say they should just leave well enough alone. Take what you can get, you know?

    4 years agoby @lane1Flag

  2. Lane

    @moviegeek1: "WOW. Are you fifteen? "twisted logic"?? Not only is that JUDGMENT and OPINION both on your part, but you just can't get over your defensive attitude you've had the whole time. And THAT is not an opinion any more."

    "I'm simply stating FACTS (which they must be, seeing as how the all-knowing Lane already knows them)"

    "Read the title of this article: BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS! This article, and all of my comments, have NOTHING to do with what I think of the films."

    "Alright you are Princess factoid and i shouldn't be arguing with you. Regardless of what you see as fact/opinion (the latter simply being anything that disagrees with your view), I obviously won't convince you of anything."

    "The release of Iron Man and Indiana Jones were two other HUGE factors into it's failure."

    "Your paragraph on why Disney chose their Caspian date was a nice laugh. Firstly, no one was scared of Iron Man when the release calendar was set. No one saw it being the huge hit that it was. But to place it one week before Indiana Jones and before school was out was sheer lunacy."

    "Dying interest--truth. OBVIOUSLY, there are still die-hard fans of the franchise."

    "Dying interest"--yes, opinion. It's also my opinion that you became (and are) defensive on the subject."

    "This is a box office article that should discuss numbers, not opinions on the movie."

    -----Now, the next time you want to show me your balls, do it without being a hypocrite and contradicting everything you say. I didn't come to this article for you to have a c*ck fight with my invisible c*ck. I came to have a mature, civilized, albeit 'opinionated' conversation. If you don't like that, fine. You don't have to reply and you certainly don't have to agree with me. But don't for a second try to act like you're the only grown up in the room.

    @Josh: That's actually innaccurate. The total gross so far is something like 113 mil and 24.5 of that is from the US.

    4 years agoby @lane1Flag

  3. Josh

    Granted, these are domestic numbers. Voyage has made over $100 million overseas already.

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  4. Daveactor7

    I don't think Fox will proceed with The silver chair after this one.

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  5. CBF

    @MovieGeek and @Josh Good points. This is about numbers, and that is definitely an upset for Fox. That puts the franchise future in jeopardy, and with those disappointing numbers it is unknown if Fox will want to continue with The Silver Chair.

    4 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  6. moviegeek

    @Josh Exactly. Studios don't care how good a movie is. The receipts are all that matter.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  7. Josh

    It's also a statistical fact that a movie generally makes less money per weekend the longer it's been in theatres. Sure, it may have legs at the box office and stick around, but you're not going to see several weekends where it makes $25million +. The fact that it opened this low is bad news for the franchise, and an obvious disappointment for Fox. I loved the movie, and of course I want to see the other four stories get made, but anyone can see that this is bad news for the franchise.

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  8. Daveactor7

    @moviegeek1 and @lane damn guys.....

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  9. moviegeek

    WOW. Are you fifteen? "twisted logic"?? Not only is that JUDGMENT and OPINION both on your part, but you just can't get over your defensive attitude you've had the whole time. And THAT is not an opinion any more.

    And none of what I presented to you was supposed to be "eye-opening" (see "You told me nothing I didn't already know myself..."). I'm simply stating FACTS (which they must be, seeing as how the all-knowing Lane already knows them) to support my point--the point that, whether or not you like it, the franchise is now on halt. If they pick it up again in 10 years, so be it. But it will be a reboot/revisioning, not a continuation.

    "Tron is going to succeed because it's Disney" WHAT?? Are you going to tell me now that the STUDIO involved plays a large role in a movie's success?? Sure, it plays a small part in advertising, etc. But it hardly changes the finished product.

    Read the title of this article: BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS! This article, and all of my comments, have NOTHING to do with what I think of the films. I'm simply discussing the financial state of the franchise and all of the factors that contribute to that. To say that I think this film is a total failure is, to borrow your term, "twisted logic". Financially, yes. It's underwhelming, even to the degree of being a failure. But that means nothing of what the movie's quality is. I haven't seen the movie. That means, I can in no way favorably or negatively judge the film on a critical level (something I haven't done on this, or any other, article).

    Your paragraph on why Disney chose their Caspian date was a nice laugh. Firstly, no one was scared of Iron Man when the release calendar was set. No one saw it being the huge hit that it was. But to place it one week before Indiana Jones and before school was out was sheer lunacy. They could have gone for a Fourth of July weekend or early June release easily. Don't look at the films that were out that summer because Narnia was IN CONTROL. Other movies shied away from competing with it because it was supposed to be a MASSIVE hit. Aside from Jones and Dark Knight, no other film had the leverage over that summer. Disney simply picked a ridiculous date.

    "...Missing my perfectly valid and reasonable points". Alright you are Princess factoid and i shouldn't be arguing with you. Regardless of what you see as fact/opinion (the latter simply being anything that disagrees with your view), I obviously won't convince you of anything. We can't (and DON'T) all speak in facts. "Dying interest"--yes, opinion. It's also my opinion that you became (and are) defensive on the subject. I won't go so far to say my opinion is right (*cough cough*), nor will I even say that I've proved my opinion enough to make it close to fact.

    All the remains are those numbers. The numbers that show that Narnia pulled in an opening weekend tally less than that of The Golden Compass--a poorly reviewed, rather unknown literary adaption released on the same weekend two years ago. I've heard nothing of another Golden Compass film since. Narnia was a huge hit once, and now it's just a passing entertainment. FACT.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  10. Dan

    Okay guys... :P

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  11. Lane

    @moviegeek1: I don't need to provide you with any evidence. Your previous posts said it all. When you say "Looks like narnia flopped at the top with only 25 million. That definitely signals the end of the franchise." when it hadn't even been out for TWO whole days, that is not fact, it is your opinion that the end has been signaled. The fact that you made a judgement about it so quickly was laughable.

    Yes, there were a lot of factors that played into Prince Caspian's disappointing numbers. But that can be said about any movie, even one not part of a long-running series. So, what's your point? You told me nothing I didn't already know myself, nor did you point out enough facts to make your case that the series has "ended." I love how you try to sound intelligent, yet you use twisted logic to do so. Fail on your part.

    "...don't you think its at all possible that they "might" be interested in seeing Narnia now?" Obviously not, considering the total earned :P Obviously parents are saving up for Tron instead." - Not necessarily. Again, this is your opinion, not fact. Tron is going to succeed regardless because its Disney. Had Disney released Dawn Treader, it would be the same deal. Just because Caspian didn't bring in the amount of money that "they" wanted, it did not make it a failure. There were far too many contributing factors, as has been pointed out. But just as Disney overcompensated for Prince Caspian, the same could happen with Tron. You defend the film, but you refuse to accept the fact that it has been getting mixed reviews. Mixed is not much better than "poor." But somehow Dawn Treader is already a failure (to you) and has signaled the end of the series.

    "...the next time you throw your words around." Beg your pardon, miss, but I never throw my words around. And what brought up hypocrisy? lol." - Ahem ^^^^^^^^ *looks up at above paragraph*. And yes, saying I'm "defensive" would be throwing your words around. Saying that you don't doesn't make it so.

    The reason they chose May is a no-brainer. Quite simply, they wanted to play it safe. The Dark Knight came out in July, as did X-Files 2 which got stomped. June saw the release of Wall-E, another Disney/Pixar film. Obviously they weren't going to pit Caspian against another one of the studio's films. The new Hulk also came out in June. With Iron Man already released 2 weeks before, they weren't going to risk pitting Caspian up against another popular comic book series. There was also Get Smart later in June, Tropic Thunder, The Mummy 3, and Star Wars The Clone Wars all were in August. So again, while it may have been a mistake in hindsight, they were playing it close to the chest with Prince Caspian.

    Look, we could go on and on debating this but its not going to change that the Narnia series being a "dying interest" is still just your opinion - Not a fact. Missing my perfectly valid and reasonable points, then using twisted logic to try and make your case does not help your credibility.

    4 years agoby @lane1Flag

  12. moviegeek

    @Lane "bashing the franchise"? lolll. Do show me evidence of that one :P

    Here's the black and white. Regardless of why or for what specific reasons, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader didn't do well this weekend (to whatever degree you'd like to place it at). It's numbers, actually, are very similar (even less) to the 2007 fantasy film "The Golden Compass". That was supposed to be a franchise - FAIL. Now, albeit, this movie is getting pretty positive word of mouth from viewers, so it will be able to carry through the Holiday season better. But even if it squeezes past the $100mil mark domestically, it won't be enough to convince Fox or Disney or WB or any studio that this is still a strong franchise.

    Superman is an unfair comparisson because they had planned sequels after it already. Then when it's receipts didn't match what they hoped, they had to shelve the idea for later. Much later. This new Narnia, on the other hand, was relying on outrageous box office numbers if there was ever going to be another film. Regardless of your opinions on how little the box office receipts mean, it will determine what gets made. Because there was no real plan to make a fourth movie right away, if at all (as these three are the only films centering around the Penvesie children), it therefore isn't like they are just shelving the idea for later. It's nearly dead. Sure, a long time from now, they may continue the idea. But they will need to do something different, obviously.

    "...don't you think its at all possible that they "might" be interested in seeing Narnia now?" Obviously not, considering the total earned :P Obviously parents are saving up for Tron instead.

    "...the next time you throw your words around." Beg your pardon, miss, but I never throw my words around. And what brought up hypocrisy? lol.

    Yes, Caspian had an outrageous production budget. But you must take into account why. There was HUGE anticipation for this project. It was supposed to come out in December of 2007 (where it could have replaced the Golden Compass and done marvelously well). But they decided to move to Summer instead. Even odder was how they chose MAY (when kids are in school every weekday still :P). The timing played a huge part into it's demise . The release of Iron Man and Indiana Jones were two other HUGE factors into it's failure. Both played to the "older kid" audience. Disney overestimated themselves. The production budget came not just from the cost of making the movie, but also for promoting it. There was a massive advertising campaign, etc. The movie made its money back worldwide, but they made changes for the third.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  13. Lane

    lol @moviegeek1: Its not about getting defensive. Its about using simple logic and arguing fact over opinion to get my points across. Because that's what I am: A logical thinker. That is based both on how well I know myself and how much I've heard others tell me the same. Now, you could try to argue that fact as being "opinion," but it still wouldn't change it from being FACT. You see, unlike a lot of users on here, I don't need to reply within seconds of reading someone's comments. Instead, I put as much thought into my responses as possible before impulsively or "defensively" replying. Do you think I am writing as much as I do, when I do, for my health? There are a lot of people on here who are so arrogant, they will say anything just to start an argument and/or try to prove how much smarter they are, without actually doing their research before jumping into a debate. I, however, am not one of these people. There are also a lot of hypocrites who have the balls to call someone else out on their hypocrisy without taking responsibility for their own. I will be the first to admit that I have said some hypocritical things on this site... but I have also owned up for them without once accusing someone else of doing so directly. It is something most people would call being mature.

    Now, with that being said, if you want to make the observation that I was being "defensive" during my Harry Potter review, then you might have a reasonable argument. But don't try to use that against me everytime I reply to you, or anyone else, during the times when it is in fact, not true. I can't very well get defensive about something you said that wasn't even directed at me. :P - Try to keep that in mind the next time you decide to throw your words arounds. You may not like what I have to say as it may be very blunt at times, but I will say it when necessary because I am just that honest. Sometimes brutally so.

    Now that that's out of the way, here's the rest of my response. I am one of those people who could really care less about critic's "reviews." When you say that it got "poor reviews," I'm going to assume you mean by "critics" and not the actual movie-goers or die-hard fans. First of all, I don't listen to other's reviews in general before seeing a movie because I like to make up my own mind about whether or not to see a film. If there's a film I think I'm going to like, I go and see it regardless of what anyone else has to say about because I know I'm the only person who can determine if I am going to like it. And when it comes to actual "critics" reviews, I almost never agree with what they have to say (mainly because their reviews are mostly negative and I don't pay attention to negative reviews). Out of all the reviews he's ever done, I think I've agreed with Roger Ebert on about a total of 5 movies. I agreed with his opinions on Batman Begins, Spider-man 2, and maybe LOTR from what I can remember. Now, if you consider how many people there are out there like me, its probably a pretty good number.

    Consider how many parents out there who either don't care about reviews and/or don't even have the time to look at them. I mean when you really think about it (logically), there aren't going to be a whole lot of parents out there who have the time to go online and read a review before taking their kids to see a movie because they already barely have the time to see a movie at all, let alone read the reviews for it too. Usually they'll watch the trailer and decide from that because a trailer can tell you more about a film than reviews ever will. Considering that and the fact that Tangled has already been out for 2 weeks, and the majority of parents who have already seen that film probably aren't looking to pay what little money they have to see the same movie twice, don't you think its at all possible that they "might" be interested in seeing Narnia now? Just a thought.

    Also, in checking my facts, I see that Prince Caspian had a ridiculously expensive budget that was more than likely the sole contributor to its box-office demise and not its May release or Iron Man's take. It had a bigger budget than Superman Returns AND made MORE than Superman Returns but it still did not make its money back. That's really sad and that was their first mistake (overcompensating based on Narnia 1's numbers). Not for the movie but for the studio. Did they really think a movie like Prince Caspian needed a budget of $225 million dollars????? Come on. I'm betting that had the movie cut the production budget in half, or atleast by 30%, Andrew Adamson would've stayed on to finish directing the rest of the films in the series and that we'd already know for certain the future of this franchise.

    "But those who just have a passing interest are being lost. $65,000,000 opening weekend in December of 2005 didn't come completely from die-hard fans." - I'm sure that's true. But considering how the die-hard fans probably accounted for more than half of the first movie's opening gross, I'm guessing that still leaves its general movie-goer take at about 20-25 million. Take in to account that the series is still getting those non die-hard fans, but with a much smaller take that hardly kills their "passing interest." And let's not forget that Harry Potter will be ending soon. Once that is over, fans of popular fantasy book adaptations are going to want something to see and Narnia should make as the perfect replacement, both during, and after The Hobbit's release.

    "I'm planning on watching the third one in theaters as well. I don't know where you got that I am "hating on this film" - I got that based on everything you said in your previous comments. With the way you were bashing the film, had you not just said you were a fan of the series, no one would've known you enjoyed the movies unless they actually knew that from talking to you. So that was the impression I took away from your responses.

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  14. Daveactor7

    I personally find none of the films boring, I still need to see "dawn treader" though

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  15. Josh

    Have the studios not considered the fact that Wardrobe was ALWAYS going to be the highest grossing film based on the Narnia books? Ask anyone about Chronicles of Narnia, even those who haven't read the books, and they are familiar with the story of Wardrobe, at least vaguely. It's the most famous and the most popular of the series. The rest of them are all going to produce less buzz because people who aren't already fans know nothing about them.

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  16. Diaigma

    I find the HP films more entertaining than the Narnia ones, but I watch them both anyway :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  17. moviegeek

    @Lane you have a tendency to get defensive very quickly.

    Firstly, I will be the first person to say that I love the Narnia franchise. The first was one of my favorite films of the year. The second was still entertaining and fun. I'm planning on watching the third one in theaters as well. I don't know where you got that I am "hating on this film"

    Also, I know box office statistics like the back of my hand. I know how and when and why they released this and past Narnia pictures the way they did. I realize that the December release made them feel more comfortable (NOT because of opening weekend figures, but in the long run). BUT, December produces MUCH lower opening weekends that the summer does because there are more weekday sales and spread-out grosses. That factor will depreciate the total.

    Poor reviews--it got them. That will keep away some parents who will take their kids to Tangled instead. Dying interest--truth. OBVIOUSLY, there are still die-hard fans of the franchise. But those who just have a passing interest are being lost. $65,000,000 opening weekend in December of 2005 didn't come completely from die-hard fans.

    This is a box office article that should discuss numbers, not opinions on the movie.

    Zinga! The predictions were right on: boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  18. Dan

    Well I enjoyed my 'boring' movie so :P to you.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  19. Lane

    @Supes: I'm tellin' ya, I'm not the only one or one of few who found the movie boring. Even my brother (the one I tend not to agree with) said after first seeing it: "I love how practically all the things from the trailer are actually in Part 2". While he's easily disappointed, not a good sign that I actually agreed with him, lol.

    @moviegeek1: Predictions mean nothing. "Looks like narnia flopped at the top with only 25 million. That definitely signals the end of the franchise." @Diaigma replied with: "is that just Friday's numbers? Saturday just started, man :P" You then replied right back saying: "Nope, full weekend predictions based on Fridays numbers. While many would question the validity of such predicitions, they are rarely off by more than a couple million."

    LOL, so basically you don't really know how much it made, but because it has "low" predictions, you decided to hate on it without even having seen it yet. And here we are Sunday Morning. Epic fail.

    "Poor reviews, dying interest, and a December release will all depreciate this film's opening weekend." Actually, the first was released in December too, while the second was released in May with disappointing numbers. They obviously went with the Dec. release again because it was more comfortable for them. The series barely has "dying interest". The die-hard fans have loved the films thus far, even giving them all 5 stars. I really don't see what people were expecting from this film series other than what they've already established from the books.

    The first 2 Narnia films were still better than the first 2 Harry Potters. I have heard from people who said they never finished the HP series because they stopped watching after the second one. Despite the extremities of those types of situations, for such a huge series like HP, that's saying a lot. Narnia, is an older, more simpilistic and old-fashioned story that doesn't need to rely on the supernatural to be successful. That's what the true fans love about it. Its a fantasy story without being just about the fantastical elements.

    And actually @Narrator: "the first one" was not the second book. The order they are making the films in, is the original order of the books. The books are ordered differently within the Narnia timeline but The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe was the first book in the series to be published, hence why its the most popular and well known.

    4 years agoby @lane1Flag

  20. K.Guy

    I hope they'll make it to 7.

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  21. Josh

    Saw Narnia last night. It was great. Just as good as the first two, for sure.

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  22. Ryan Moran

    i knew it will umm kids movie hello

    4 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  23. the Narrator

    Bummer. It'll be another 10 years before we get a reboot... one thats not afraid to flex its muscles. This could have been a grand tale, and after the first one (the second book) I've been disappointed with the "franchise". Bummer.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  24. Diaigma

    True, but I have a hard time imagining how they'll adapt the last one. All kinds of weird :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  25. ParkWilliams

    @moviegeek, If those numbers do turn out that it will be disappointing. Though the series hasn't been perfect so far I'd like to see the franchise continue, if only because Narnia holds a lot sentimental value to me because of the books. A complete series would be nice.

    4 years agoby @azadorFlag

  26. Diaigma

    You read my mind, @moviegeek1 - it's ready to go, just waiting for the air to clear a bit ;)

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  27. moviegeek

    @D don't write a review. Wait till later when I can fully enjoy it, without trolling.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  28. Daveactor7

    @Diaigma write a review :P

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  29. Diaigma

    Ouch. That is a weak opening. Too bad. Saw it last night. Didn't love it, but still decent.

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  30. moviegeek

    @D Nope, full weekend predictions based on Fridays numbers. While many would question the validity of such predicitions, they are rarely off by more than a couple million.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag