Canadian box-office stats — August 21

Here are the figures for the past weekend, arranged from those that owe the highest percentage of their take to the Canadian box office to those that owe the lowest.

Wedding Crashers — CDN $20,959,148 — N.AM $177,915,000 — 11.8%
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo — CDN $1,902,312 — N.AM $17,175,000 — 11.1%

The Dukes of Hazzard — CDN $6,432,717 — N.AM $68,837,000 — 9.3%
The 40-Year-Old Virgin — CDN $1,797,106 — N.AM $20,555,000 — 8.7%

The Skeleton Key — CDN $2,536,874 — N.AM $30,144,000 — 8.4%
Four Brothers — CDN $3,463,077 — N.AM $43,631,000 — 7.9%
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — CDN $14,808,033 — N.AM $192,744,000 — 7.7%
Red Eye — CDN $1,229,846 — N.AM $16,500,000 — 7.5%
Sky High — CDN $3,480,529 — N.AM $50,836,000 — 6.8%
Valiant — CDN $375,896 — N.AM $6,090,000 — 6.2%

A couple of discrepancies: Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo was #8 on the Canadian chart (it was #11 in North America as a whole), while March of the Penguins was #6 on the North American chart.

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).


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