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December 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Narnia ... Dawn Treader

Final figures for the weekend box office turned out to be even weaker than Sunday’s estimates — which themselves were well below analysts’ forecasts. The two top films, Fox’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Sony/Columbia’s The Tourist each came in around a half million dollars below estimates. However, two films in limited release impressed. Playing in just four theaters, Paramount’s The Fighter was the per-screen champ as it earned $300,010 in 4 theaters, or $75,003 per theater. (It is due to open wide next weekend.) Playing in just 90 theaters, Fox Searchlight’s Black Swan earned $3,305,368 or $36,726 per theater, putting in the top ten list at No. 6. Overall, the box office was down nearly 6 percent from the comparable week a year ago.

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date):

1. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treaders, 20th Century Fox, $24,005,069, (New); 2. The Tourist, Sony, $16,472,458, (New); 3. Tangled, Disney, $14,331,687, 3 Wks. ($115,395,560); 4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Warner Bros., $8,484,316, 4 Wks. ($257,672,721); 5. Unstoppable, 20th Century Fox, $3,705,966, 5 Wks. ($74,227,908); 6. Black Swan, Fox Searchlight, $3,305,368, 2 Wks. ($5,584,542); 7. Burlesque, Sony, $3,166,613, 3 Wks. ($32,540,780); 8. Love & Other Drugs, 20th Century Fox, $2,981,509, 3 Wks. ($27,629,936); 9. Due Date, Warner Bros., $2,581,147, 6 Wks. ($94,919,650); 10. Megamind, Paramount/DreamWorks Animation, $2,526,824, 6 Wks. ($140,218,962).