Canadian box-office stats — October 10 & 17 & 24

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.

Easy A — CDN $7,110,000 — N.AM $54,785,000 — 13.0%
The Social Network — CDN $8,680,000 — N.AM $72,931,000 — 11.9%
Life as We Know It — CDN $4,400,000 — N.AM $37,615,000 — 11.7%

The Town — CDN $8,680,000 — N.AM $84,653,000 — 10.3%
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole — CDN $4,860,000 — N.AM $50,172,000 — 9.7%
RED — CDN $4,170,000 — N.AM $43,483,000 — 9.6%
Jackass 3D — CDN $8,260,000 — N.AM $87,147,000 — 9.5%

Hereafter — CDN $1,060,000 — N.AM $12,320,000 — 8.6%
Secretariat — CDN $2,460,000 — N.AM $37,360,000 — 6.6%
Paranormal Activity 2 — CDN $2,460,000 — N.AM $41,500,000 — 5.9%

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.

Easy A — CDN $6,790,000 — N.AM $52,317,481 — 13.0%
The Social Network — CDN $7,330,000 — N.AM $62,436,364 — 11.7%
Life as We Know It — CDN $3,170,000 — N.AM $28,620,147 — 11.1%

The Town — CDN $8,120,000 — N.AM $80,510,629 — 10.1%
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole — CDN $4,370,000 — N.AM $45,994,776 — 9.5%
RED — CDN $1,930,000 — N.AM $21,761,408 — 8.9%

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps — CDN $4,120,000 — N.AM $47,894,896 — 8.6%
Jackass 3D — CDN $3,850,000 — N.AM $50,353,641 — 7.6%
My Soul to Take — CDN $804,629 — N.AM $11,915,595 — 6.8%
Secretariat — CDN $1,750,000 — N.AM $27,332,941 — 6.4%

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

StreetDance 3D — CDN $736,718 — N.AM $736,718 — 100%
Easy A — CDN $6,180,000 — N.AM $48,228,201 — 12.8%
The Social Network — CDN $5,100,000 — N.AM $46,021,161 — 11.1%

You Again — CDN $2,030,000 — N.AM $20,769,995 — 9.8%
The Town — CDN $7,160,000 — N.AM $73,847,527 — 9.7%
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole — CDN $3,610,000 — N.AM $39,273,984 — 9.2%
Life as We Know It — CDN $1,310,000 — N.AM $14,506,464 — 9.0%

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps — CDN $3,670,000 — N.AM $43,644,701 — 8.4%
My Soul to Take — CDN $385,355 — N.AM $6,842,220 — 5.6%
Secretariat — CDN $687,489 — N.AM $12,694,770 — 5.4%

A couple of discrepancies: StreetDance 3D was #9 on the Canadian chart (it wasn’t on the North American chart at all, though if it were, it would be #24), while Case 39 was #9 on the North American chart (it was #13 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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