voyage of the dawn treader Box Office: 'Dawn Treader' cruises over 'Tourist' on weak weekendThe third installment in “The Chronicles of Narnia” series cruised to the top of the weekend box office, but the entire movie landscape was pretty bad this weekend. “Voyage of the Dawn Treader’s” $24.5 million opening weekend take puts it in a distant third behind “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’s” $65.6 million and “Prince Caspian’s” $55 million opening weekend numbers.

Despite its lackluster opening the United States,  “Dawn Treader” did have a decent worldwide showing. Studio 20th Century Fox says the movie grossed  $105.5 million worldwide, opening at No. 1 in 32 of its 56 markets.

The Angelina JolieJohnny Depp spy thriller “The Tourist” was in second place with $17 million. It was predicted to have a $20 million opening weekend, so it’s not like it completely tanked, but it still was not a very strong showing.

The Natalie PortmanMila Kunis sexual thriller “Black Swan” expanded from 18 theaters to 90 and raked in $3.3 million, while “The Fighter,” starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, managed an impressive $320,000 at only four theaters.

The full box office report:

“Dawn Treader” $34.5 M
“The Tourist” $17 M
“Tangled” $14.5 M
“Harry Potter” $8.5 M
“Unstoppable” $3.75 M
“Black Swan” $3.3 M
“Burlesque” $3.2 M
“Love and Other Drugs” $3 M
“Due Date” $2.5 M
“Megamind” $2.5 M
“Faster” $1.7 M
“The Next Three Days”$1.1 M
“127 Hours” $985 K
“The Warrior’s Way” $941 K
“The King’s Speech” $592 K
“Fair Game” $565 K
“Morning Glory” $515 K
“Red” $447 K
“The Fighter” $320 K
“The Social Network” $280 K

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."