Canadian box-office stats — August 6

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.

Miami Vice — CDN $4,924,489 — N.AM $45,740,000 — 10.8%
The Night Listener — CDN $370,163 — N.AM $3,600,000 — 10.3%
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest — CDN $36,592,070 — N.AM $379,709,000 — 9.6%
You, Me and Dupree — CDN $6,307,103 — N.AM $66,782,000 — 9.4%

The Devil Wears Prada — CDN $9,347,842 — N.AM $112,711,000 — 8.3%
John Tucker Must Die — CDN $2,325,363 — N.AM $28,623,000 — 8.1%
Monster House — CDN $3,299,334 — N.AM $56,952,000 — 5.8%
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby — CDN $2,394,148 — N.AM $47,000,000 — 5.1%
Barnyard: The Original Party Animals — CDN $656,049 — N.AM $16,040,000 — 4.1%
The Descent — CDN $326,331 — N.AM $8,800,000 — 3.7%

A couple of discrepancies: The Devil Wears Prada was #10 on the Canadian chart (it was #11 in North America as a whole), while The Ant Bully was #8 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).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17492591447246532970 jasdye

    these are cumulative totals though, right?

    i would assume that more canadians would like the ballad of ricky bobby. i don’t know why…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07395937367596387523 Peter T Chattaway

    Cumulative, yes.

    FWIW, I’m not surprised that Talladega Nights did so poorly in Canada — like Cars, which never rose above 5.4% before slipping off the top-ten list, it’s about a very American, very red-state kind of subculture. In a similar vein, Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) never rose above 6.1%.


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