Canadian box-office stats — December 19 & 26

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.

The King’s Speech — CDN $1,330,000 — N.AM $8,343,435 — 15.9%
The Tourist — CDN $4,430,000 — N.AM $40,878,000 — 10.8%

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I — CDN $27,220,000 — N.AM $272,972,000 — 9.9%
Yogi Bear — CDN $3,160,000 — N.AM $35,820,000 — 8.8%
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader — CDN $5,480,000 — N.AM $62,597,030 — 8.8%

Tangled — CDN $11,360,000 — N.AM $143,695,323 — 7.9%
The Fighter — CDN $2,100,000 — N.AM $26,679,000 — 7.9%
Tron Legacy — CDN $6,660,000 — N.AM $87,373,703 — 7.6%
Little Fockers — CDN $2,480,000 — N.AM $45,083,800 — 5.5%
True Grit — CDN $1,520,000 — N.AM $36,068,000 — 4.2%

A couple of discrepancies: The King’s Speech and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I were #6 and #10 on the Canadian chart, respectively (they were #11 and #13 in North America as a whole), while Gulliver’s Travels and Black Swan were #8 and #9 on the North American chart, respectively (they were #12 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 Tourist — CDN $3,200,000 — N.AM $30,613,520 — 10.5%
Burlesque — CDN $3,670,000 — N.AM $35,537,765 — 10.3%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I — CDN $25,990,000 — N.AM $265,723,618 — 9.8%

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader — CDN $3,630,000 — N.AM $42,752,237 — 8.5%
Black Swan — CDN $1,230,000 — N.AM $15,791,753 — 7.8%
Yogi Bear — CDN $1,270,000 — N.AM $16,411,322 — 7.7%
Tangled — CDN $9,800,000 — N.AM $127,918,276 — 7.7%
How Do You Know — CDN $533,589 — N.AM $7,484,696 — 7.1%
The Fighter — CDN $889,391 — N.AM $12,569,403 — 7.1%
Tron Legacy — CDN $2,980,000 — N.AM $44,026,211 — 6.8%

A couple of discrepancies: Burlesque was #10 on the Canadian chart (it was #11 in North America as a whole), while Unstoppable was #10 on the North American chart (it was #18 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).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03544851253101381512 MaCanuck

    On second thought, there's not a lot happening round here….

    Hey, the word verification? Is "Pedar."

    That's funny.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07395937367596387523 Peter T Chattaway

    I was wondering if you'd show up here — and what you'd make of the tumbleweeds blowing by.


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