Canadian box-office stats — August 9

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.

The Ugly Truth — CDN $9,190,000 — N.AM $68,838,257 — 13.4%
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince — CDN $27,160,000 — N.AM $273,848,633 — 9.9%
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs — CDN $18,460,000 — N.AM $187,871,005 — 9.8%
Funny People — CDN $3,980,000 — N.AM $40,537,755 — 9.8%
The Hangover — CDN $24,230,000 — N.AM $261,979,331 — 9.2%

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen — CDN $33,460,000 — N.AM $393,709,339 — 8.5%
G-Force — CDN $7,030,000 — N.AM $86,183,076 — 8.2%
A Perfect Getaway — CDN $460,901 — N.AM $5,948,555 — 7.7%
Julie & Julia — CDN $1,330,000 — N.AM $20,027,956 — 6.6%
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra — CDN $3,390,000 — N.AM $54,713,046 — 6.2%

A couple of discrepancies: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The Hangover and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen were #8, #9 and #10 on the Canadian chart, respectively (they were #14, #11 and #12 in North America as a whole), while Aliens in the Attic, Orphan and (500) Days of Summer were #8, #9 and #10 on the North American chart, respectively (they were #12, #15 and #14 in Canada).

Religious motifs in the upcoming Alien and X-Men movies
The outfit behind Silence and the last couple of Malick films acquires the rights to Mark Millar's American Jesus
A new poster for Ben-Hur appeals to the Hispanic audience
Of Kings and Prophets is still on the air in some countries
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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