Canadian box-office stats — September 28

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.

My Best Friend’s Girl — CDN $1,580,000 — N.AM $14,529,000 — 10.9%
Burn after Reading — CDN $4,940,000 — N.AM $45,540,000 — 10.8%

Ghost Town — CDN $980,717 — N.AM $9,239,000 — 10.6%
The Dark Knight — CDN $49,770,000 — N.AM $524,465,000 — 9.5%
The Women — CDN $2,220,000 — N.AM $24,079,000 — 9.2%
Righteous Kill — CDN $3,140,000 — N.AM $34,805,000 — 9.0%

Igor — CDN $1,110,000 — N.AM $14,339,000 — 7.7%
Eagle Eye — CDN $2,200,000 — N.AM $29,200,000 — 7.5%
Lakeview Terrace — CDN $1,840,000 — N.AM $25,700,000 — 7.2%
Nights in Rodanthe — CDN $891,979 — N.AM $13,570,000 — 6.6%

A couple of discrepancies: Ghost Town, The Women and The Dark Knight were #8, #9 and #10 on the Canadian chart, respectively (they were #11, #12 and #13 in North America as a whole), while Fireproof, Miracle at St. Anna and Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys were #4, #9 and #10 on the North American chart, respectively (the middle film was #11 in Canada, and the other two films were nowhere in the Canadian Top 20).

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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