The Dawn Treader Has Hit An Iceberg
In a surprising move, Disney announced they are not going to co-produce the third installment of “The Chronicles of Narnia” franchise. If only New Line Cinema did the same thing with the “Rush Hour” franchise…
The second film, “Prince Caspian”, was a bit of a tank job in the United States since it didn’t even make half of what the first movie raked in. Of course, a normal movie that makes $141 million would be a success…unless it’s budget is right around that $200 million mark. Epic fail. Walden Media is going to try and get funding for a third installment but the word is that they could have some serious trouble in doing so. Movie studios are cutting way back in these “tough economic times”.
The real reason that “Prince Caspian” tanked is because it was released during the summer movie season, where “The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe” was released in December. These movies are perfect for the Christmas season and the second movie was swept away by less-family oriented fare.