Canadian box-office stats — July 4 & 11

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.

Piché: Entre ciel et terre — CDN $854,313 — N.AM $854,313 — 100%
The A-Team — CDN $6,950,000 — N.AM $73,971,000 — 9.4%
Knight and Day — CDN $5,570,000 — N.AM $61,939,000 — 9.0%

Grown Ups — CDN $9,680,000 — N.AM $111,315,000 — 8.7%
The Karate Kid — CDN $13,200,000 — N.AM $164,600,000 — 8.0%
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse — CDN $18,440,000 — N.AM $237,000,000 — 7.8%
Toy Story 3 — CDN $24,360,000 — N.AM $340,200,000 — 7.2%
Predators — CDN $1,730,000 — N.AM $25,300,000 — 6.8%
The Last Airbender — CDN $6,080,000 — N.AM $100,227,000 — 6.1%
Despicable Me — CDN $3,010,000 — N.AM $60,117,000 — 5.0%

A couple of discrepancies: Piché: Entre ciel et terre was #8 on the Canadian chart (it wasn’t on the North American chart at all, though if it were, it would be #13), while Cyrus was #10 on the North American chart (it was #16 in Canada).

And here are the figures for the previous weekend, arranged from those that owe the highest percentage of their take to the Canadian box office to those that owe the lowest.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time — CDN $9,790,000 — N.AM $88,144,671 — 11.1%
Get Him to the Greek — CDN $6,380,000 — N.AM $57,474,815 — 11.1%

Shrek Forever After — CDN $23,240,000 — N.AM $232,278,641 — 10.0%
The A-Team — CDN $6,500,000 — N.AM $69,280,974 — 9.4%
Knight and Day — CDN $4,220,000 — N.AM $45,751,847 — 9.2%
Grown Ups — CDN $6,920,000 — N.AM $77,631,117 — 8.9%

The Karate Kid — CDN $12,090,000 — N.AM $151,523,517 — 8.0%
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse — CDN $11,190,000 — N.AM $157,577,169 — 7.1%
Toy Story 3 — CDN $20,380,000 — N.AM $289,106,193 — 7.0%
The Last Airbender — CDN $3,370,000 — N.AM $57,836,116 — 5.8%

A couple of discrepancies: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was #9 on the Canadian chart (it was #12 in North America as a whole), while Letters to Juliet was #10 on the North American chart (it was #11 in Canada).

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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