To release in India one week prior to the United States!
The year’s most eagerly awaited film ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ is releasing in the United States on the 10th of December. However, Indian fans of this popular franchise will be ecstatic to know that the film is releasing a week earlier i.e. on the 3rd of December in India!
Hollywood films are usually released in India either on the same day or a few days, even months after its release in The United States. This is the first time that a Hollywood film will be released in India a week prior to its release in North America; and just a day after a Royal Premiere in the UK! Not only this, but the film will also have the biggest ever release for a Hollywood film in India, with around 800 plus prints across multiple languages!
This revolutionary move by Fox Star Studios India comes after the tremendous success of the previous Narnia films in India and the massive fan following of the series in India. Besides, cine goers will be delivered a whole new experience this time as the film will also be releasing in 3D across theatres! And if this is not enough, Indian fans of this hugely successful franchise have even more reason to rejoice as for the first time ever for a film, filmgoers will have an option of watching this film in 3D in 4 languages including Hindi, Tamil & Telugu!
Mr. Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios India comments, “We are delighted to offer our Narnia fans this unique opportunity and that too in 3D and multiple Indian languages! It’s great entertainment which will appeal to a wide cross-section of demographics across the country. The buzz that is building up for “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’’ is very encouraging!”
Some quick facts about the popularity of Narnia in India:
The Narnia franchise features in the top 5 Hollywood film franchises in India of all time
The second part ‘Prince Caspian’ grossed Rs. 27 crores; thereby featuring in the top 10 highest Hollywood grossing films in India of all time.
India has the second largest fan base on the Narnia international website
The Narnia India page on Facebook has the second highest fan followers after the US!
The Chronicles of Narnia books have sold more than a staggering 150000 copies in India
The Narnia Home Video / DVD have sold more than 100,000 units in India; The ‘The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe’ was the number one top-selling DVD of 2006
With 3rd December nearing, excitement levels are mounting as one of the most anticipated movies of the year, ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’, gears up to take you on a never before experienced, magical voyage!