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Dawn Treader sails into box office top spot


Voyage Of The Dawn Treader , the latest in the Chronicles Of Narnia film adaptations, roared straight to the top of box office this weekend.

It’s not all plain sailing, though. The film’s $24m opening weekend is a shade of previous film Prince Caspian ’s $55m first three days. Compare that to The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe ’s fair $65m opening, and it looks like Treader could signal the last of the Narnia adaps.

Elsewhere in the box office, The Tourist cruised into second place with $17m, Tangled – in third – added $14.5m to its money pot, Harry Potter had a decent fourth week in fourth ($8.5m), and Unstoppable rounded out the top five with $3.7m.

Black Swan rode a wave of positive reviews all the way from 13th to sixth ($3.3m), Burlesque plummeted from third to seventh ($3.2m), Love And Other Drugs dropped three places to eighth ($3m) and Due Date took $2.5m in ninth.

Megamind rounded out the top ten with a further $2.5m. Next week, Tron: Legacy is unleashed on the world after a mammoth three year tease. Will it set the box office alight?