The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader rounded out its first week in theatres with a seventh straight first place finish at the daily box office. Fox's fantasy sequel grossed $1.57 million on Thursday, which was up a solid 10 percent from Wednesday. Thursday will be the film's last day at the top of the box office, as Disney's TRON: Legacy grossed an estimated $3.5 million from Midnight screenings (which will be counted towards Friday's opening day gross).
For the week Dawn Treader finished in first with $30.36 million. However, that was well below pre-releases expectations as well as the first week performances of each of the previous two Narnia films (both of which were distributed by Disney). Dawn Treader should reach the $40 million mark by the end of the weekend.
The Tourist held steady in second place with $1.27 million. The Sony release starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp was down 3 percent from Wednesday. The Tourist finished in second place for the week with $22.09 million. Like Dawn Treader, The Tourist opened significantly below expectations this week. With four new wide releases (including fellow Sony release How Do You Know) entering the marketplace this weekend and Fox Searchlight's Black Swan receiving a major expansion, look for The Tourist to experience a large second weekend decline.
Disney's Tangled was up a healthy 16 percent over Wednesday to remain in third with $1.01 million. The computer animated film was down only 8 percent from last Thursday. Tangled held up very well during the midweek, in part from the quickly approaching Christmas holiday and in part from this week serving as a last chance for some moviegoers to see the film in 3D (with both TRON: Legacy and Warner's Yogi Bear opening on 3D screens today). Tangled finished in third for the week with $18.39 million and has now grossed $119.14 million in 23 days.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I grossed $0.78 million to continue to claim fourth place. The seventh installment of Warner's fantasy franchise was up 7 percent over Wednesday and down 31 percent from last Thursday. Deathly Hallows: Part I finished in fourth for the week with $11.51 million. That was down 47 percent from the previous week and brings the film's four-week domestic total to $260.70 million.
Black Swan continued to round out the day's unchanged top five. The Darren Aronofsky directed film grossed $0.45 million, which was down 7 percent from Wednesday. Despite playing in only 90 locations, Black Swan was able to finish in fifth for the week with $5.13 million. That places the film's two-week platform start at an impressive $7.41 million. Black Swan will continue to build momentum at the box office this weekend as it will be playing in 959 locations beginning today.