Canadian box-office stats — February 22

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.

Confessions of a Shopaholic — CDN $3,240,000 — N.AM $27,378,049 — 11.8%
The International — CDN $1,970,000 — N.AM $17,031,200 — 11.6%
The Pink Panther 2 — CDN $3,240,000 — N.AM $29,475,898 — 11.0%

He’s Just Not That into You — CDN $7,220,000 — N.AM $70,100,901 — 10.3%
Slumdog Millionaire — CDN $9,920,000 — N.AM $98,354,395 — 10.1%
Fired Up — CDN $503,236 — N.AM $5,483,778 — 9.2%
Paul Blart: Mall Cop — CDN $10,950,000 — N.AM $121,200,930 — 9.0%

Taken — CDN $6,960,000 — N.AM $95,034,161 — 7.3%
Coraline — CDN $3,500,000 — N.AM $53,766,843 — 6.5%
Friday the 13th — CDN $3,350,000 — N.AM $55,119,663 — 6.1%

A couple of discrepancies: The Pink Panther 2 was #10 on the Canadian chart (it was #11 in North America as a whole), while Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail was #1 on the North American chart (it was #18 in Canada).

Box office: Finding Dory has the best animated opening ever
Prophet Joseph -- episodes nineteen and twenty
Ben-Hur -- the word-of-mouth screenings have begun
Sony Animation's "first Christmas" cartoon has a new title
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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