Canadian box-office stats — January 17

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.

Avatar — CDN $51,940,000 — N.AM $493,267,000 — 10.5%
Leap Year — CDN $1,760,000 — N.AM $17,529,000 — 10.0%
Daybreakers — CDN $2,280,000 — N.AM $24,088,000 — 9.5%
Sherlock Holmes — CDN $17,010,000 — N.AM $180,073,000 — 9.4%
Up in the Air — CDN $5,910,000 — N.AM $62,831,000 — 9.4%

It’s Complicated — CDN $7,120,000 — N.AM $88,224,000 — 8.1%
The Spy Next Door — CDN $666,332 — N.AM $9,600,000 — 6.9%
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel — CDN $13,360,000 — N.AM $192,742,000 — 6.9%
The Lovely Bones — CDN $1,140,000 — N.AM $17,487,000 — 6.5%
The Book of Eli — CDN $1,890,000 — N.AM $32,770,000 — 5.8%

A couple of discrepancies: Daybreakers was #9 on the Canadian chart (it was #11 in North America as a whole), while The Blind Side was #9 on the North American chart (it was #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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