Canadian box-office stats — November 28 & December 5 & 12

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.

Due Date — CDN $9,520,000 — N.AM $94,919,650 — 10.0%
Burlesque — CDN $3,250,000 — N.AM $32,540,780 — 10.0%
Faster — CDN $2,050,000 — N.AM $21,336,961 — 9.6%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I — CDN $24,620,000 — N.AM $257,672,721 — 9.6%
The Tourist — CDN $1,540,000 — N.AM $16,472,458 — 9.3%
Megamind — CDN $12,290,000 — N.AM $140,218,962 — 8.8%

Love and Other Drugs — CDN $2,350,000 — N.AM $27,629,936 — 8.5%
Black Swan — CDN $416,650 — N.AM $5,584,542 — 7.5%
Tangled — CDN $8,480,000 — N.AM $115,395,560 — 7.3%
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader — CDN $1,730,000 — N.AM $24,005,069 — 7.2%

A couple of discrepancies: Faster was #10 on the Canadian chart (it was #11 in North America as a whole), while Unstoppable was #5 on the North American chart (it was #12 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.

Lance et compte: le film — CDN $1,430,000 — N.AM $1,430,000 — 100%
Due Date — CDN $9,050,000 — N.AM $90,882,138 — 9.9%
Burlesque — CDN $2,530,000 — N.AM $26,986,656 — 9.4%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I — CDN $22,580,000 — N.AM $244,519,116 — 9.2%
Faster — CDN $1,610,000 — N.AM $18,217,730 — 8.8%
Megamind — CDN $11,890,000 — N.AM $136,611,161 — 8.7%

The Next Three Days — CDN $1,480,000 — N.AM $18,301,917 — 8.1%
Love and Other Drugs — CDN $1,780,000 — N.AM $22,574,887 — 7.9%
Tangled — CDN $6,510,000 — N.AM $96,570,812 — 6.7%
Unstoppable — CDN $4,100,000 — N.AM $68,762,864 — 6.0%

A couple of discrepancies: Lance et compte: le film was #8 on the Canadian chart (it wasn’t on the North American chart at all, though if it were, it would be #18), while The Warrior’s Way was #9 on the North American chart (it wasn’t released at all in Canada).

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.

Lance et compte: le film — CDN $687,700 — N.AM $687,700 — 100%
Due Date — CDN $8,340,000 — N.AM $84,861,008 — 9.8%
Megamind — CDN $11,130,000 — N.AM $130,218,934 — 8.5%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I — CDN $18,380,000 — N.AM $219,056,129 — 8.4%
Burlesque — CDN $1,300,000 — N.AM $17,300,213 — 7.5%
The Next Three Days — CDN $1,030,000 — N.AM $14,392,072 — 7.2%
Faster — CDN $798,689 — N.AM $12,002,840 — 6.7%
Love and Other Drugs — CDN $860,823 — N.AM $13,901,532 — 6.2%
Unstoppable — CDN $3,550,000 — N.AM $60,442,621 — 5.9%
Tangled — CDN $3,490,000 — N.AM $68,706,298 — 5.1%

A couple of discrepancies: Lance et compte: le film was #6 on the Canadian chart (it wasn’t on the North American chart at all, though if it were, it would be #17), while Morning Glory was #10 on the North American chart (it was #11 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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