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Canadian box-office stats — August 31

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.

Death Race — CDN $3,160,000 — N.AM $23,142,000 — 13.7%
Mamma Mia! — CDN $16,430,000 — N.AM $131,450,000 — 12.5%
Tropic Thunder — CDN $9,020,000 — N.AM $83,839,000 — 10.8%

The House Bunny — CDN $2,940,000 — N.AM $27,851,000 — 10.6%
Pineapple Express — CDN $7,880,000 — N.AM $79,883,000 — 9.9%
Babylon A.D. — CDN $938,698 — N.AM $9,565,000 — 9.8%
The Dark Knight — CDN $47,140,000 — N.AM $502,286,000 — 9.4%

Star Wars: The Clone Wars — CDN $2,470,000 — N.AM $29,608,000 — 8.3%
Disaster Movie — CDN $387,590 — N.AM $5,760,000 — 6.7%
Traitor — CDN $485,494 — N.AM $9,301,000 — 5.2%

A couple of discrepancies: Star Wars: The Clone Wars was #10 on the Canadian chart (it was #12 in North America as a whole), while Vicky Cristina Barcelona was #10 on the North American chart (it was #15 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).

  • http://www.kogmedia.com movie buff

    the previews for Babylon AD made me expect something a lot more original… it totally felt like a cross between Minority Report and the Fifth Element


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