Canadian box-office stats — November 2

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.

Passchendaele — CDN $2,700,000 — N.AM $2,700,000 — 100%
Body of Lies — CDN $4,260,000 — N.AM $34,612,000 — 12.3%

Zack and Miri Make a Porno — CDN $1,080,000 — N.AM $10,682,000 — 10.1%
Changeling — CDN $967,378 — N.AM $10,087,000 — 9.6%
Eagle Eye — CDN $8,830,000 — N.AM $92,534,000 — 9.5%
Max Payne — CDN $3,350,000 — N.AM $35,550,000 — 9.4%
High School Musical 3: Senior Year — CDN $5,770,000 — N.AM $61,753,000 — 9.3%

The Haunting of Molly Hartley — CDN $444,875 — N.AM $6,009,000 — 7.4%
Saw V — CDN $3,250,000 — N.AM $45,837,000 — 7.1%
Beverly Hills Chihuahua — CDN $4,880,000 — N.AM $84,061,000 — 5.8%

A couple of discrepancies: Passchendaele and Body of Lies were #6 and #7 on the Canadian chart, respectively (the former film wasn’t on the North American chart at all, though if it were, it would be #23, while the latter film was #12 on the North American chart), while The Secret Life of Bees and Pride and Glory were #7 and #10 on the North American chart, respectively (they were #13 and #12 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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