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03.03.2009

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Disney may have dumped the C.S. Lewis adapted CHRONICLES OF NARNIA franchise when the sequel, PRINCE CASPIAN, didn't exactly burn up the box office with cash but Walden Media's new partner, Fox, is showing some cautious confidence in its potential as they've recently given the flick a cush December 10th, 2010 release. They could have chosen to give it a January or September dump but they're keeping the Christmas-ish release and likely hoping it'll rake in some decent cash. In this one, only Lucy and Edmund Pevensie find their way back to Narnia and along with their cousin Eustace and Prince Caspian, they mount the titular boat and face off against dragons, dwarves, and merfolk, before reaching the very edge of the world. Unless this flick makes like DARK KNIGHT cash at the box office, it's likely the last NARNIA flick we'll be seeing. That is, of course, until they remake all of them about ten or twenty years from now.

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Extra Tidbit: Lewis wrote "Dawn Treader" in 1950 and it was published in 1952.
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6:59PM on 03/04/2009
Wait, people still care about these movies?
Wait, people still care about these movies?
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3:21PM on 03/04/2009
If they'd just been logical about it, Disney wouldn't have been surprised at all. The second book in the series is by far the weakest. Even "A Horse and his Boy" at least had some strong emotional moments. Caspian had nill. Plus it was rather dull. No one in the world should have been surprised that the movie version didn't do well.

Conversely, "Dawn Teader" is one of the strongest. Now, if THIS one fails, THEN you can chalk it up to the old, "Fan followings are more important than
If they'd just been logical about it, Disney wouldn't have been surprised at all. The second book in the series is by far the weakest. Even "A Horse and his Boy" at least had some strong emotional moments. Caspian had nill. Plus it was rather dull. No one in the world should have been surprised that the movie version didn't do well.

Conversely, "Dawn Teader" is one of the strongest. Now, if THIS one fails, THEN you can chalk it up to the old, "Fan followings are more important than quality" argument.
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7:03AM on 03/04/2009

Why even bother?

My standard rant -- Narnia's following is significantly below that of other beloved franchises (Lord of the Rings ; Harry Potter). Unless you have rabid "read them all" fans of the same quantity as those other franchises, you're not going to bring in the same $$$ to the theaters.

It's not about the movies, it's about the source material.
My standard rant -- Narnia's following is significantly below that of other beloved franchises (Lord of the Rings ; Harry Potter). Unless you have rabid "read them all" fans of the same quantity as those other franchises, you're not going to bring in the same $$$ to the theaters.

It's not about the movies, it's about the source material.
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6:41AM on 03/04/2009
Voyage is easily my favorite Narnia book as well so I'm very much looking forward to this one. Prince Caspian was always my least favorite book and I didn't even bother seeing Caspian in theatres because I just find the story so dull compared to all the other Narnia books. I really would like to see these made up to The Last Battle which is my second favorite Narnia book. And to see THAT one on screen I think would be amazing.
Voyage is easily my favorite Narnia book as well so I'm very much looking forward to this one. Prince Caspian was always my least favorite book and I didn't even bother seeing Caspian in theatres because I just find the story so dull compared to all the other Narnia books. I really would like to see these made up to The Last Battle which is my second favorite Narnia book. And to see THAT one on screen I think would be amazing.
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5:32AM on 03/04/2009

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THE HOBBIT is only being released at the end of 2011. They'll be filming for the better part of next year.

THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER is all alone on that date, with no competition so far. Since it isn't being released in a crowded summer like PRINCE CASPIAN, it has the potential to do MASSIVE business.

I wouldn't count the Narnia films out just yet.

THE HOBBIT is only being released at the end of 2011. They'll be filming for the better part of next year.

THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER is all alone on that date, with no competition so far. Since it isn't being released in a crowded summer like PRINCE CASPIAN, it has the potential to do MASSIVE business.

I wouldn't count the Narnia films out just yet.
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12:35AM on 03/04/2009

DOOMED TOTALLY DOOMED

This is real BAD idea.

If I'm not mistaken, THE HOBBIT is supposed to be released about that same time, isn't it? Or at least that was the latest projection that I heard. With The Hobbit coming out and lackluster performance of Caspian, this should just about take Narnia out of any future production once it gets trounced, and it will if they release it at or around the same time. They should release it Thanksgiving and take what they can get because The Hobbit is going to crush all
This is real BAD idea.

If I'm not mistaken, THE HOBBIT is supposed to be released about that same time, isn't it? Or at least that was the latest projection that I heard. With The Hobbit coming out and lackluster performance of Caspian, this should just about take Narnia out of any future production once it gets trounced, and it will if they release it at or around the same time. They should release it Thanksgiving and take what they can get because The Hobbit is going to crush all comers.
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10:33PM on 03/03/2009
This is awesome news in my book.

I agree with the others, as long as the film makes a decent profit why wouldn't they want to keep the sequels coming? I don't know if this will make as much cash as the first, but I bet that release date will really help.

Also for the record, Dawn Treader is my second favorite in the series, right behind The Last Battle.
This is awesome news in my book.

I agree with the others, as long as the film makes a decent profit why wouldn't they want to keep the sequels coming? I don't know if this will make as much cash as the first, but I bet that release date will really help.

Also for the record, Dawn Treader is my second favorite in the series, right behind The Last Battle.
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9:32PM on 03/03/2009
Why would this be the last Narnia installment we'll see? As long as it makes its money back and then some we're virtually guaranteed the rest will be made. Besides, they can't just cut the story off midway through.
Why would this be the last Narnia installment we'll see? As long as it makes its money back and then some we're virtually guaranteed the rest will be made. Besides, they can't just cut the story off midway through.
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9:31PM on 03/03/2009
Dawn Treader was actually my favorite book in the whole series, so I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with it. (I didn't see Prince Caspian, and I didn't really like LWW)
Dawn Treader was actually my favorite book in the whole series, so I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with it. (I didn't see Prince Caspian, and I didn't really like LWW)
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9:19PM on 03/03/2009
need dark knight cash? highly doubtful. as long as they turn a marginal profit theyll make more
need dark knight cash? highly doubtful. as long as they turn a marginal profit theyll make more
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