Canadian box-office stats — December 25

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.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire — CDN $30,376,438 — N.AM $260,635,000 — 11.7%
Memoirs of a Geisha — CDN $984,859 — N.AM $9,889,000 — 10.0%
Syriana — CDN $2,497,398 — N.AM $28,830,000 — 8.7%
King Kong — CDN $8,363,739 — N.AM $108,617,000 — 7.7%
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — CDN $11,831,539 — N.AM $153,822,000 — 7.7%
Fun with Dick and Jane — CDN $1,502,080 — N.AM $22,061,000 — 6.8%
Munich — CDN $261,015 — N.AM $4,094,000 — 6.4%
The Family Stone — CDN $1,525,004 — N.AM $25,925,000 — 5.9%
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 — CDN $633,682 — N.AM $14,632,000 — 4.3%
The Ringer — CDN $184,828 — N.AM $5,275,000 — 3.5%

A couple of discrepancies: Syriana was #9 on the Canadian chart (it was #11 in North America as a whole), while Rumour Has It… was #10 on the North American chart.

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About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).


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