Canadian box-office comparison 2009

See introductory post here.

These are the Canadian and North American box-office totals for films that played in 2009, as of their last appearance in the Canadian top ten. Click on the years for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Since Canada has about 9.7% of the combined Canadian-American population, red indicates the films that made over 10.7% of their money in Canada, orange the films that attracted about the same proportion of Canadians as Americans, and green the ones that made less than 8.7% of their money north of the border.

Jan 4 | 11 | 18 | 25 | Feb 1 | 8 | 15 | 22 | Mar 1 | 8 | 15 | 22 | 29 | Apr 5 | 12 | 19 | 26 | May 3 | 10 | 17 | 24 | 31 | Jun 7 | 14 | 21 | 28 | Jul 5 | 12 | 19 | 26 | Aug 2 | 9 | 16 | 23 | 30 | Sep 6 | 13 | 20 | 27 | Oct 4 | 11 | 18 | 25 | Nov 1 | 8 | 15 | 22 | 29 | Dec 6 | 13 | 20 | 27

De père en flic — CDN $4,690,000 — N.AM $4,690,000 — 100%
Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day — CDN $2,650,000 — N.AM $2,650,000 — 100%
Millenium — CDN $232,849 — N.AM $232,849 — 100%
One Week — CDN $204,375 — N.AM $204,375 — 100%
The Ugly Truth — CDN $12,460,000 — N.AM $85,860,000 — 14.5%
17 Again — CDN $8,640,000 — N.AM $60,319,000 — 14.3%
Miss March — CDN $324,900 — N.AM $2,350,000 — 13.8%
District 9 — CDN $14,790,000 — N.AM $111,622,000 — 13.3%
Confessions of a Shopaholic — CDN $5,460,000 — N.AM $41,357,000 — 13.2%
Law Abiding Citizen — CDN $9,100,000 — N.AM $70,018,193 — 13.0%
The Invention of Lying — CDN $1,970,000 — N.AM $15,497,164 — 12.7%
Inglourious Basterds — CDN $14,310,000 — N.AM $114,420,733 — 12.5%
Angels & Demons — CDN $15,830,000 — N.AM $130,277,166 — 12.2%
The Time Traveler’s Wife — CDN $7,190,000 — N.AM $59,035,745 — 12.2%
Crank: High Voltage — CDN $1,430,000 — N.AM $11,735,952 — 12.2%
The International — CDN $2,580,000 — N.AM $21,300,000 — 12.1%
Zombieland — CDN $8,530,000 — N.AM $71,181,556 — 12.0%
I Love You, Man — CDN $7,740,000 — N.AM $64,614,979 — 12.0%
Earth — CDN $3,450,000 — N.AM $29,088,771 — 11.9%
Slumdog Millionaire — CDN $16,370,000 — N.AM $139,312,000 — 11.8%
Brüno — CDN $6,670,000 — N.AM $56,629,390 — 11.8%
Fighting — CDN $2,010,000 — N.AM $17,507,000 — 11.5%
Adventureland — CDN $1,310,000 — N.AM $11,370,909 — 11.5%
Whiteout — CDN $954,825 — N.AM $8,483,000 — 11.3%
Inkheart — CDN $1,420,000 — N.AM $12,813,023 — 11.1%
The Pink Panther 2 — CDN $3,240,000 — N.AM $29,475,898 — 11.0%
He’s Just Not That into You — CDN $9,670,000 — N.AM $89,004,000 — 10.9%
Fired Up — CDN $1,460,000 — N.AM $13,360,000 — 10.9%
The Men Who Stare at Goats — CDN $2,980,000 — N.AM $27,680,089 — 10.8%
My Sister’s Keeper — CDN $4,500,000 — N.AM $41,507,695 — 10.8%
Jennifer’s Body — CDN $1,350,000 — N.AM $12,470,373 — 10.8%

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs — CDN $12,700,000 — N.AM $118,604,078 — 10.7%
Surrogates — CDN $3,870,000 — N.AM $36,327,650 — 10.7%
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard — CDN $1,200,000 — N.AM $11,247,625 — 10.7%
Dragonball: Evolution — CDN $837,419 — N.AM $7,934,562 — 10.6%
Watchmen — CDN $11,060,000 — N.AM $105,346,566 — 10.5%
The Final Destination — CDN $6,540,000 — N.AM $62,392,000 — 10.5%
Pirate Radio — CDN $542,214 — N.AM $5,184,068 — 10.5%
All About Steve — CDN $2,780,000 — N.AM $26,678,000 — 10.4%
Hannah Montana: The Movie — CDN $7,940,000 — N.AM $75,985,104 — 10.4%
The Road — CDN $205,247 — N.AM $1,977,453 — 10.4%
Fame — CDN $2,070,000 — N.AM $20,042,000 — 10.3%
Gamer — CDN $1,670,000 — N.AM $16,261,653 — 10.3%
Funny People — CDN $4,910,000 — N.AM $47,910,620 — 10.2%
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince — CDN $29,310,000 — N.AM $290,238,524 — 10.1%
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button — CDN $11,750,000 — N.AM $116,473,266 — 10.1%
Whip It — CDN $881,394 — N.AM $8,766,000 — 10.1%
Couples Retreat — CDN $10,460,000 — N.AM $104,992,030 — 10.0%
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past — CDN $5,000,000 — N.AM $50,021,779 — 10.0%
Love Happens — CDN $1,470,000 — N.AM $14,708,710 — 10.0%
Bride Wars — CDN $5,340,000 — N.AM $53,891,483 — 9.9%
Year One — CDN $3,820,000 — N.AM $38,304,392 — 9.9%
Duplicity — CDN $3,650,000 — N.AM $36,847,445 — 9.9%
Brothers — CDN $2,220,000 — N.AM $22,349,862 — 9.9%
Astro Boy — CDN $1,490,000 — N.AM $15,110,804 — 9.9%
2012 — CDN $15,540,000 — N.AM $159,028,696 — 9.8%
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs — CDN $18,460,000 — N.AM $187,871,005 — 9.8%
State of Play — CDN $3,300,000 — N.AM $33,986,760 — 9.7%
Capitalism: A Love Story — CDN $884,821 — N.AM $9,095,000 — 9.7%
Star Trek — CDN $24,080,000 — N.AM $249,838,139 — 9.6%
The Proposal — CDN $14,330,000 — N.AM $148,964,741 — 9.6%
Disney’s A Christmas Carol — CDN $12,530,000 — N.AM $130,813,354 — 9.6%
9 — CDN $2,610,000 — N.AM $27,227,811 — 9.6%
Push — CDN $1,840,000 — N.AM $19,257,450 — 9.6%
Nine — CDN $557,515 — N.AM $5,830,585 — 9.6%
Twilight — CDN $17,200,000 — N.AM $181,396,000 — 9.5%
X-Men Origins: Wolverine — CDN $16,550,000 — N.AM $174,347,386 — 9.5%
The Informant! — CDN $2,510,000 — N.AM $26,469,331 — 9.5%
Monsters Vs. Aliens — CDN $18,190,000 — N.AM $193,063,000 — 9.4%
Terminator Salvation — CDN $11,270,000 — N.AM $119,513,000 — 9.4%
Knowing — CDN $6,920,000 — N.AM $73,795,283 — 9.4%
Michael Jackson’s This Is It — CDN $6,370,000 — N.AM $68,211,000 — 9.3%
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans — CDN $3,090,000 — N.AM $33,165,746 — 9.3%
A Perfect Getaway — CDN $1,080,000 — N.AM $11,560,335 — 9.3%
The Hangover — CDN $24,230,000 — N.AM $261,979,331 — 9.2%
Paul Blart: Mall Cop — CDN $12,610,000 — N.AM $137,767,000 — 9.2%
Race to Witch Mountain — CDN $5,370,000 — N.AM $58,249,111 — 9.2%
Fast & Furious — CDN $13,240,000 — N.AM $145,367,040 — 9.1%
Invictus — CDN $2,120,000 — N.AM $23,365,000 — 9.1%
Avatar — CDN $18,840,000 — N.AM $212,711,184 — 8.9%
G-Force — CDN $9,990,000 — N.AM $111,801,000 — 8.9%
Julie & Julia — CDN $7,560,000 — N.AM $85,216,398 — 8.9%
Planet 51 — CDN $3,310,000 — N.AM $37,142,406 — 8.9%
Did You Hear about the Morgans? — CDN $1,390,000 — N.AM $15,597,000 — 8.9%
Yes Man — CDN $7,880,000 — N.AM $89,410,000 — 8.8%
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 — CDN $5,140,000 — N.AM $58,508,070 — 8.8%
My Life in Ruins — CDN $284,410 — N.AM $3,223,161 — 8.8%
The Twilight Saga: New Moon — CDN $23,960,000 — N.AM $274,598,319 — 8.7%
The Stepfather — CDN $1,780,000 — N.AM $20,352,000 — 8.7%

Revolutionary Road — CDN $1,030,000 — N.AM $11,867,000 — 8.7%
Seven Pounds — CDN $5,780,000 — N.AM $66,830,000 — 8.6%
Up in the Air — CDN $2,100,000 — N.AM $24,518,000 — 8.6%
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen — CDN $33,460,000 — N.AM $393,709,339 — 8.5%
Up — CDN $23,860,000 — N.AM $279,583,282 — 8.5%
The Last House on the Left — CDN $2,380,000 — N.AM $28,459,000 — 8.4%
Shorts — CDN $1,140,000 — N.AM $13,565,000 — 8.4%
Public Enemies — CDN $6,600,000 — N.AM $79,639,205 — 8.3%
Coraline — CDN $6,080,000 — N.AM $72,841,173 — 8.3%
Observe and Report — CDN $1,570,000 — N.AM $18,812,239 — 8.3%
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant — CDN $897,829 — N.AM $10,809,975 — 8.3%
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra — CDN $11,400,000 — N.AM $139,491,579 — 8.2%
Armored — CDN $964,169 — N.AM $11,750,895 — 8.2%
Bedtime Stories — CDN $7,740,000 — N.AM $97,180,000 — 8.0%
12 Rounds — CDN $716,513 — N.AM $8,982,767 — 8.0%
The Tale of Despereaux — CDN $3,440,000 — N.AM $43,742,000 — 7.9%
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li — CDN $370,532 — N.AM $4,650,000 — 7.9%
Taken — CDN $10,410,000 — N.AM $133,096,403 — 7.8%
Valkyrie — CDN $5,610,000 — N.AM $71,509,000 — 7.8%
Ninja Assassin — CDN $2,300,000 — N.AM $29,821,996 — 7.7%
Saw VI — CDN $1,730,000 — N.AM $22,534,749 — 7.7%
Drag Me to Hell — CDN $2,600,000 — N.AM $35,146,000 — 7.4%
Toy Story + Toy Story 2 in 3D — CDN $2,120,000 — N.AM $28,554,678 — 7.4%
The Day the Earth Stood Still — CDN $5,450,000 — N.AM $74,299,000 — 7.3%
Bolt — CDN $7,990,000 — N.AM $109,897,000 — 7.3%
Sorority Row — CDN $362,851 — N.AM $5,059,802 — 7.2%
Marley & Me — CDN $9,490,000 — N.AM $132,734,000 — 7.1%
The Box — CDN $944,184 — N.AM $13,206,000 — 7.1%
Old Dogs — CDN $2,740,000 — N.AM $39,996,273 — 6.9%
Obsessed — CDN $4,400,000 — N.AM $65,883,000 — 6.7%
Pandorum — CDN $295,362 — N.AM $4,424,126 — 6.7%
Where the Wild Things Are — CDN $4,560,000 — N.AM $69,220,584 — 6.6%
Fantastic Mr. Fox — CDN $926,060 — N.AM $14,084,495 — 6.6%
Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience — CDN $1,110,000 — N.AM $16,791,000 — 6.6%
Gran Torino — CDN $7,800,000 — N.AM $120,280,000 — 6.5%
Halloween II — CDN $1,650,000 — N.AM $25,801,098 — 6.4%
I Love You, Beth Cooper — CDN $313,451 — N.AM $4,919,433 — 6.4%
Sherlock Holmes — CDN $4,130,000 — N.AM $65,380,000 — 6.3%
Land of the Lost — CDN $2,740,000 — N.AM $43,672,000 — 6.3%
Orphan — CDN $1,710,000 — N.AM $27,066,812 — 6.3%
Hotel for Dogs — CDN $3,430,000 — N.AM $55,234,000 — 6.2%
Extract — CDN $269,047 — N.AM $4,340,108 — 6.2%
Friday the 13th — CDN $3,350,000 — N.AM $55,119,663 — 6.1%
The Unborn — CDN $2,020,000 — N.AM $33,088,000 — 6.1%
The Uninvited — CDN $1,130,000 — N.AM $18,379,000 — 6.1%
Paranormal Activity — CDN $6,330,000 — N.AM $106,082,922 — 6.0%
The Princess and the Frog — CDN $3,820,000 — N.AM $63,679,289 — 6.0%
The Soloist — CDN $1,650,000 — N.AM $27,505,154 — 6.0%
It’s Complicated — CDN $1,280,000 — N.AM $22,100,820 — 5.8%
The Fourth Kind — CDN $1,180,000 — N.AM $20,588,000 — 5.7%
The Haunting in Connecticut — CDN $2,670,000 — N.AM $46,488,580 — 5.7%
Defiance — CDN $545,132 — N.AM $9,547,000 — 5.7%
My Bloody Valentine 3D — CDN $2,120,000 — N.AM $37,725,000 — 5.6%
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel — CDN $3,800,000 — N.AM $75,589,048 — 5.0%
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian — CDN $7,880,000 — N.AM $163,391,192 — 4.8%
Imagine That — CDN $255,520 — N.AM $5,700,000 — 4.5%
The Blind Side — CDN $7,900,000 — N.AM $184,387,000 — 4.3%
Dance Flick — CDN $690,481 — N.AM $19,084,907 — 3.6%
Notorious — CDN $617,180 — N.AM $21,500,000 — 2.9%
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire — CDN $373,879 — N.AM $32,433,482 — 1.2%

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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