Canadian box-office stats — February 17

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.

Rambo — CDN $4,550,000 — N.AM $40,110,000 — 11.3%
27 Dresses — CDN $7,190,000 — N.AM $69,937,000 — 10.3%
Juno — CDN $11,510,000 — N.AM $124,090,000 — 9.3%
Step Up 2: The Streets — CDN $2,390,000 — N.AM $26,267,000 — 9.1%
Definitely, Maybe — CDN $1,120,000 — N.AM $12,872,000 — 8.7%

The Bucket List — CDN $6,890,000 — N.AM $81,085,000 — 8.5%
Fool’s Gold — CDN $3,350,000 — N.AM $42,035,000 — 7.9%
The Spiderwick Chronicles — CDN $1,670,000 — N.AM $21,429,000 — 7.8%
Jumper — CDN $2,550,000 — N.AM $33,850,000 — 7.5%
There Will Be Blood — CDN $2,100,000 — N.AM $31,000,000 — 6.8%

A couple of discrepancies: Rambo and There Will Be Blood were #9 and #10 on the Canadian chart, respectively (they were #13 and #12 in North America as a whole), while Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins and Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour were #6 and #9 on the North American chart, respectively (the former film was nowhere in the Canadian Top 20, and the latter film was #17 in Canada).

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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