Two new wide releases opened Friday and, so far, neither of them looks much like a blockbuster. Fox’s The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader took first place with $8 million from 3,555 locations (1,989 in 3D). Just to refresh your memory, Fox picked up the Narnia franchise from Disney after the second installment, Prince Caspian, failed to match the trajectory of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Dawn Treader seems destined for a weekend total in the $30 million range so, considering that Caspian was deemed an ‘underperformer’ with its $55 million first weekend, this third chapter is going to need serious word of mouth to propel it into friendlier waters. Things don’t look any more promising for The Tourist. The romantic thriller starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp made an estimated $6 million from its 2,756 locations on Friday. That is less than Knight & Day, another star-powered espionage vehicle, saw from its first Friday last June. Overall, business looks like it will be down by about 25% over this week in 2009.
|1||Voyage of the Dawn Treader||$8,000,000||$8|
|4||Harry Potter 7A||$2,400,000||$251.5|