Canadian box-office stats — November 15

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.

Law Abiding Citizen — CDN $8,580,000 — N.AM $67,326,000 — 12.7%
The Men Who Stare at Goats — CDN $2,440,000 — N.AM $23,376,000 — 10.4%
Couples Retreat — CDN $10,150,000 — N.AM $102,133,000 — 9.9%
Pirate Radio — CDN $274,049 — N.AM $2,869,000 — 9.6%
Disney’s A Christmas Carol — CDN $5,950,000 — N.AM $63,289,000 — 9.4%
Michael Jackson’s This Is It — CDN $6,370,000 — N.AM $68,211,000 — 9.3%

2012 — CDN $5,460,000 — N.AM $65,000,000 — 8.4%
The Box — CDN $944,184 — N.AM $13,206,000 — 7.1%
The Fourth Kind — CDN $1,180,000 — N.AM $20,588,000 — 5.7%
Paranormal Activity — CDN $5,940,000 — N.AM $103,847,000 — 5.7%

A couple of discrepancies: Pirate Radio was #9 on the Canadian chart (it was #11 in North America as a whole), while Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire was #4 on the North American chart (it was nowhere in the Canadian Top 20).

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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