Canadian box-office stats — December 21

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.

Quantum of Solace — CDN $20,940,000 — N.AM $161,200,412 — 13.0%
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa — CDN $15,810,000 — N.AM $172,392,069 — 9.2%
Twilight — CDN $14,380,000 — N.AM $158,423,218 — 9.1%

Australia — CDN $3,350,000 — N.AM $41,796,525 — 8.0%
Four Christmases — CDN $7,180,000 — N.AM $100,110,827 — 7.2%
The Day the Earth Stood Still — CDN $3,420,000 — N.AM $48,366,989 — 7.1%
Bolt — CDN $6,450,000 — N.AM $94,900,059 — 6.8%
Seven Pounds — CDN $994,645 — N.AM $14,851,136 — 6.7%
Yes Man — CDN $1,220,000 — N.AM $18,262,471 — 6.7%
The Tale of Despereaux — CDN $587,038 — N.AM $10,103,675 — 5.8%

A couple of discrepancies: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa was #10 on the Canadian chart (it was #12 in North America as a whole), while Slumdog Millionaire was #8 on the North American chart (it was #11 in Canada).

Box office: Disney rules the box office with The Jungle Book in North America and Captain America overseas
Religious motifs in the upcoming Alien and X-Men movies
Of Kings and Prophets is still on the air in some countries
A new poster for Ben-Hur appeals to the Hispanic audience
About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).


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