Canadian box-office stats — January 4

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.

Twilight — CDN $16,600,000 — N.AM $176,815,000 — 9.4%
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button — CDN $6,950,000 — N.AM $79,011,000 — 8.8%

Yes Man — CDN $6,670,000 — N.AM $79,413,000 — 8.4%
Seven Pounds — CDN $4,940,000 — N.AM $60,038,000 — 8.2%
The Tale of Despereaux — CDN $3,440,000 — N.AM $43,742,000 — 7.9%
Bedtime Stories — CDN $6,510,000 — N.AM $85,351,000 — 7.6%
Valkyrie — CDN $4,520,000 — N.AM $60,692,000 — 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%
Marley & Me — CDN $6,890,000 — N.AM $106,510,000 — 6.5%

A couple of discrepancies: Twilight and Bolt were #8 and #10 on the Canadian chart, respectively (they were #11 and #12 in North America as a whole), while Doubt and Slumdog Millionaire were #8 and #10 on the North American chart, respectively (they were #11 and #12 in Canada).

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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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