Canadian box-office stats — October 31 & November 7

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.

Life as We Know It — CDN $5,910,000 — N.AM $48,506,252 — 12.2%
Conviction — CDN $581,289 — N.AM $4,794,930 — 12.1%
The Social Network — CDN $10,160,000 — N.AM $84,871,492 — 11.9%

Jackass 3D — CDN $11,460,000 — N.AM $110,668,357 — 10.4%
RED — CDN $7,120,000 — N.AM $71,664,962 — 9.9%
Hereafter — CDN $2,820,000 — N.AM $28,721,066 — 9.8%
Saw 3D — CDN $3,580,000 — N.AM $38,331,783 — 9.3%

Due Date — CDN $2,680,000 — N.AM $32,689,406 — 8.2%
Paranormal Activity 2 — CDN $6,220,000 — N.AM $76,959,864 — 8.0%
Megamind — CDN $3,410,000 — N.AM $46,016,833 — 7.4%

A couple of discrepancies: Life as We Know It and Conviction were #8 and #10 on the Canadian chart, respectively (they were #11 and #12 in North America as a whole), while For Colored Girls and Secretariat were #3 and #8 on the North American chart, respectively (they were #14 and #11 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.

The Social Network — CDN $9,520,000 — N.AM $79,520,984 — 11.9%
Life as We Know It — CDN $5,210,000 — N.AM $43,533,312 — 11.9%

Conviction — CDN $254,116 — N.AM $2,383,725 — 10.7%
The Town — CDN $9,080,000 — N.AM $87,626,867 — 10.4%
Jackass 3D — CDN $10,250,000 — N.AM $101,657,558 — 10.0%
RED — CDN $5,800,000 — N.AM $58,823,430 — 9.9%
Hereafter — CDN $2,100,000 — N.AM $22,263,797 — 9.4%

Paranormal Activity 2 — CDN $4,920,000 — N.AM $65,665,972 — 7.5%
Saw 3D — CDN $1,800,000 — N.AM $24,230,123 — 7.4%
Secretariat — CDN $2,940,000 — N.AM $44,708,804 — 6.6%

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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