Canadian box-office stats — June 20

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.

Sex and the City 2 — CDN $10,640,000 — N.AM $90,170,101 — 11.8%
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time — CDN $8,500,000 — N.AM $80,800,574 — 10.5%
Get Him to the Greek — CDN $4,810,000 — N.AM $47,844,275 — 10.1%
Shrek Forever After — CDN $21,900,000 — N.AM $223,076,925 — 9.8%
Iron Man 2 — CDN $27,320,000 — N.AM $304,210,329 — 9.0%

The A-Team — CDN $4,200,000 — N.AM $50,427,588 — 8.3%
Killers — CDN $2,910,000 — N.AM $39,302,411 — 7.4%
Jonah Hex — CDN $373,400 — N.AM $5,379,365 — 6.9%
The Karate Kid — CDN $7,330,000 — N.AM $107,130,239 — 6.8%
Toy Story 3 — CDN $5,640,000 — N.AM $110,307,189 — 5.1%

A couple of discrepancies: Sex and the City 2 was #7 on the Canadian chart (it was #11 in North America as a whole), while Marmaduke was #10 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 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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