The Passion of the Christ article archive

This archive is a work-in-progress; a lot of blog posts and a couple of articles remain to be linked here.

General and related articles:

‘Mel Gibson’s Jesus film inspires impassioned discussion among pastors, ministry leaders,’ BC Christian News, Jan 2004
Passion piques interest and raises eyebrows,’ ChristianWeek, Feb 2004
‘Come and See,’ Christianity Today, Feb 2005
‘Top Ten Jesus Movies,’ Christianity Today, Apr 2006
‘Rethinking The Passion in light of Gibson’s folly,’ BC Christian News, Aug 2006
‘Mary Goes to the Movies,’ Christianity Today, Nov 2006
‘Ethnicity in Jesus films — does it matter?,’ Mennonite Brethren Herald, Nov 2006

Books and films:

The Passion of the Christ (2004 dvd, 2007 dvd)
News: CanadianChristianity.com, Aug 2002; BC Christian News, Jul 2003; BC Christian News, Aug 2003; BC Christian News, Jan 2004; CanadianChristianity.com, Mar 2004; BC Christian News, Mar 2004
Reviews: BC Christian News, Feb 2004; Christianity Today, Feb 2004; Christianity Today, Jan 2007

Sister Rose’s Passion (dvd)

The Big Question (dvd)

Radio appearances:

Commentary, CBC Radio, Mar 2004

Related blog posts:

The hype is officially over.,’ Mar 2005
Flashback: Steyn on The Passion,’ Mar 2005
Sister Rose’s Passion, etc.,’ Apr 2005
Pasolini’s Matthew coming to Vancouver!,’ Apr 2005

The Da Vinci Code article archive

I happened to read Dan Brown’s book in July 2004 on a three-day Greyhound trip back from the Cornerstone festival, and I posted some thoughts on it here.

General and related articles:

‘From Temptation to The Code,’ Christianity Today, May 2006
”Engaging’ Heresy,’ Christianity Today, May 2006
‘Grappling with the Da Vinci juggernaut,’ BC Christian News, May 2006
‘Christian groups gear up for release of Da Vinci Code,’ Georgia Straight, May 2006

Books and films:

Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code (book, dvd)
Reviews: Christianity Today, May 2006; BC Christian News, Jun 2006; ChristianWeek, Jun 2006; Mennonite Brethren Herald, Jun 2006

Dan Brown, Angels & Demons (book)
Review: Christianity Today, May 2009; CT Movie Discussion Guide, May 2009

Radio interviews:

Mornings with Scott & Lorri, FamilyNet Radio, May 2006
GodTalk, CJOB 68, May 2006
‘DaVinci, Angels and Demons,’ Nuclearity, May 2009

Related blog posts:

Trailer time!,’ May 2005
Newsbites: the Christian collusion edition,’ May 2005
The Spamalot Code,’ May 2005
Newsbites: Slump! war! embargo! etc.,’ Jun 2005
The Matrix redux — spoilers galore!,’ Jul 2005
Much ado about downplaying Da Vinci,’ Jul 2005
Newsbites: Karla! Da Vinci! Ratings!,’ Aug 2005
Da Vinci Code to open Cannes,’ Jan 2006
Is The Da Vinci Code a “Christian” book?,’ Feb 2006
Baehr on Da Vinci and Last Temptation,’ Mar 2006
Shocker: Mary Magdalene not a prostitute!,’ Mar 2006
Newsbites: Devil’s Miner! Gnomeo! Will! 9 to 5!,’ Mar 2006
Newsbites: Nativity! Potter! Terabithia!,’ Apr 2006
A pre-Da Vinci howler from Dan Brown,’ Apr 2006
Newsbites: Trailers! Tintin! Shazam!,’ Apr 2006
1 in 6 Canadians believe in The Da Vinci Code?,’ Apr 2006
Who’s protesting The Da Vinci Code?,’ Apr 2006
Newsbites special: Da Vinci! Muslims! etc.!,’ Apr 2006
Newsbites: Paradise! Da Vinci! Jesus Camp!,’ May 2006
The Da Vinci Code — the article’s up!,’ May 2006
Newsbites: Nothing but Da Vinci Code!,’ May 2006
Muslims get in on the Da Vinci Code action,’ May 2006
The Da Vinci Code — no critics allowed!,’ May 2006
Da Vinci Code press kit contradicts the novel,’ May 2006
The Da Vinci Code — another article’s up!,’ May 2006
The Da Vinci Code — the review’s up!,’ May 2006
The Da Vinci Code sets a new record,’ May 2006
Newsbites: another all-Da Vinci edition,’ May 2006
Chesterton, Frank Rich on The Da Vinci Code,’ May 2006
Here comes the Da Vinci prequel…,’ May 2006
Will Over the Hedge outgross Da Vinci?,’ May 2006
The Omen — the interview’s up!,’ May 2006
The Break-Up trumps X-Men 3!?,’ Jun 2006
Box office: Break-Up! Da Vinci! Truth!,’ Jun 2006
The Da Vinci Code outgrosses The Passion,’ Jun 2006
Superman movies give evangelists “authority”!?,’ Jun 2006
Box office: Cars! Omen! X-Men! Da Vinci!,’ Jun 2006
Newsbites: Anne Rice! Nativity! Compass!,’ Jun 2006
Finally, an end to the Da Vinci craze,’ Jul 2006
New TV comedy about a descendant of Jesus,’ Oct 2006
The Da Vinci Mermaid,’ Oct 2006
Newsbites: Da Vinci! Penguins! Becket!,’ Oct 2006
Da Vinci sequel sets paycheque record,’ Nov 2006
Newsbites: Prodigal! Dreamgirls! Compass!,’ Dec 2006
Narnia spoof features “wise-but-horny lion”,’ Dec 2006
LaHaye, Straczynski developing Bible movies,’ Dec 2006
“Can H’wood make friends with evangelicals?”,’ Jan 2007
Newsbites: Trek! Vinci! Water! HD VMD! Atlas!,’ Jan 2007
Newsbites: Winter! Howard! Jihadists! Opus!,’ Feb 2007
Newsbites: Rice! Reaping! Salomaybe! Samson!,’ Mar 2007
Let sleeping Da Vinci Codes lie, people…,’ Jun 2007
Tom Hanks is back for Angels & Demons,’ Oct 2007
Chris Weitz responds to the Atlantic Monthly,’ Nov 2007
Angels & Demons hit by writers’ strike,’ Nov 2007
Newsbites: Trek! Demons! Aquarian! Rowling!,’ Nov 2007
Newsbites: Hobbit! Demons! Superman! Expelled! Verhoeven! Racer! Stakeout! Silents!,’ Apr 2008

End-times fiction article archive

General and related articles:

‘Judgment Day on the Big Screen,’ Christian History, Winter 1999
‘Almighty Dollars,’ Vancouver Sun, Feb 2001
‘The end is near — and profitable,’ BC Christian News, Jun 2003

Secular books and films:

Armageddon (dvd)
Review: ChristianWeek, Jul 1998

Last Night (dvd)
Review: ChristianWeek, Nov 1998

Bless the Child (dvd)
Review: BC Christian News, Sep 2000

Lost Souls (dvd)
Review: BC Christian News, Oct 2000

The Omen (dvd)
Interview: Christianity Today, May 2006
Review: Christianity Today, Jun 2006

Christian books and films:

The Late Great Planet Earth (book, dvd)
Essay: FILM 432, Feb 1996

A Thief in the Night (dvd)

Distant Thunder (dvd)

Image of the Beast (dvd)

The Prodigal Planet (dvd)

Apocalypse (dvd)
Interview: BC Christian News, May 1998

Revelation (dvd)
Review: ChristianWeek, Feb 1999

Tribulation (dvd)

Judgment (dvd)

Deceived (dvd)

Left Behind (book, dvd)
News: BC Christian News, Sep 1999; BC Christian News, Jul 2000; BC Christian News, Oct 2000; BC Christian News, Feb 2001; Canadian Christianity, Feb 2001; Canadian Christianity, Apr 2003
Interviews: Vancouver Courier, Mar 2001; BC Christian News, Mar 2001
Reviews: BC Christian News, Nov 2000

Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (book, dvd)
Review: BC Christian News, Apr 2003

Left Behind III: World at War (dvd)
Review: BC Christian News, Nov 2005

The Omega Code (dvd)
News: BC Christian News, Nov 1999

Megiddo: Omega Code 2 (dvd)

Related blog posts:

The illusory Orson Welles,’ Mar 2005
Left Behind: evangelical “pornography”?,’ Apr 2005
The number(s) of the Beast,’ May 2005
Newsbites: Apocalypto! Frisbee! Left Behind III!,’ Jul 2005
Newsbites: Omen! Potter! Korea!,’ Aug 2005
Newsbites: Pixar! Left Behind! Karla! Flute!,’ Aug 2005
Left Behind III … coming to a church near you!,’ Oct 2005
Newsbites: Farce! Omar! War!,’ Nov 2005
“Great film, [but] there’s nothing Christian about it”,’ Nov 2005
The Da Vinci Code — the article’s up!,’ May 2006
The Omen — the interview’s up!,’ May 2006
Newsbites: Nativity! Omen! Kigali!,’ Jun 2006
Sony, LaHaye to produce The Resurrection,’ Jun 2006
Analysisbites: Omen! Battlestar! Jesus Camp!,’ Jun 2006
Box office: Cars! Omen! X-Men! Da Vinci!,’ Jun 2006
Variety reviews three new Christian films,’ Oct 2006
Los Angeles Times on Matthew Crouch,’ Oct 2006
Newsbites: Rice! Reaping! Salomaybe! Samson!,’ Mar 2007
I have just seen The Reaping.,’ Apr 2007
The end is near … and yet still so far …,’ Aug 2007
Newsbites: Horseman! Dissent! Brian! Harry!,’ Aug 2007
Newsbites: Bean! Horseman! Wilson! Piracy!,’ Aug 2007
Not just another low-budget Rapture flick…?,’ Sep 2007
The Iranian Jesus movie and the end times,’ Jan 2008
Newsbites: Vintner’s! Legion! Greenaway! T4! Behind! Persepolis! Sharif! Pixar! Rings! etc.,’ Feb 2008
Newsbites: Legion! Hereafter! W! Lean! Trek! My Kid! Guru! Stop-Loss! Anakin!,’ Mar 2008
Newsbites: Gilly! Hobbit! Mel! Cinerama! City! Racism! Expelled! Charlie! Superman! etc.!,’ Apr 2008

Inklings article archive

As you can imagine, C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings often come up in discussions of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, so check the links at that archive too.

General and related articles:

‘C.S. Lewis chose Joy — and suffering,’ BC Christian News, Apr 1999
‘Jakob’s lies contain some truth,’ BC Christian News, Oct 1999
‘C.S. Lewis Company authorizes new Narnia books,’ CanadianChristianity.com, Apr 2001
‘Will HarperCollins censor Narnia, or merely downplay its Christian elements?,’ CanadianChristianity.com, Jun 2001
‘Is Harry Potter a menace to our children’s souls?,’ BC Christian News, Jul 2001
‘Fantasies and fairy tales speak to our spiritual needs,’ BC Christian News, Dec 2001
‘Clever Dark Materials anti-Christian,’ BC Christian News, Nov 2002
‘Comment: The paganism of Narnia,’ BC Christian News, Nov 2005
‘Schmaltz sells,’ Georgia Straight, Dec 2005

Books and films:

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (book, dvd)
News: BC Christian News, Feb 2008; Christianity Today, May 2008

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (book, 1978 dvd, 2001 dvd, 2002 dvd)
News: BC Christian News, Oct 1998; BC Christian News, Mar 2002
Review: BC Christian News, Dec 2001

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers (book, 2002 dvd, 2003 dvd)
Reviews: Vancouver Courier, Dec 2002; BC Christian News, Dec 2002

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King (book, 1980 dvd, 2003 dvd, 2004 dvd)
Review: BC Christian News, Dec 2003

C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (book, 1979 vhs, 1988 dvd, 2005 dvd, 2006 dvd)
News: BC Christian News, Jan 2004; CanadianChristianity.com, Mar 2004; ChristianCurrent, Nov 2005
Reviews: Christianity Today, Nov 2005; CanadianChristianity.com, Dec 2005; ChristianWeek, Dec 2005; BC Christian News, Jan 2006

C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian (book, 1989 dvd, 2008 dvd)
News: Christianity Today, Jun 2008
Reviews: Christianity Today, May 2008; BC Christian News, Jun 2008; BC Christian News, Dec 2008

Related blog posts:

Narnia — not merely Christian, you know,’ Mar 2005
Neil Gaiman on Lewis, Tolkien, Chesterton,’ Mar 2005
Narnia and the meaning(s) of the number 7,’ Apr 2005
Narnia movie pun alert!,’ Apr 2005
Sun and snow and a bad cold,’ Apr 2005
Searching for the right-voiced Aslan,’ Apr 2005
Narnia trailer now online!,’ May 2005
Harry Potter trailer now online too!,’ May 2005
Some random Narnia thoughts,’ May 2005
Middle-Earth marathon,’ May 2005
The scouring of the monomyths,’ May 2005
Newsbites: Narnia CDs! African Jesus movie! Jedi Republicans!,’ May 2005
Zinn and Chomsky do Tolkien!,’ May 2005
Disney wants Christians to work for free,’ Jun 2005
DVD re-issues — here we go again!,’ Jul 2005
Wilberforce coming to the big screen?,’ Jul 2005
The mouth of Aslan: Neeson? Crowe?,’ Jul 2005
Newsbites quickie: Aslan! Aristocrats!,’ Jul 2005
The earlier works of a Narnia screenwriter,’ Aug 2005
Girl power in Narnia!,’ Aug 2005
‘His Dark Materials’ gets a director,’ Aug 2005
The other Narnia screenwriters,’ Aug 2005
Cashing in on Aslan’s evangelism potential,’ Aug 2005
Newsbites: Narnia reviews! Clones! Tree of Life!,’ Sep 2005
Narnia soundtrack snippet now online!,’ Sep 2005
Fellowship — the extended soundtrack album!,’ Sep 2005
Narnia soundtrack strategy backfiring?,’ Oct 2005
Howard replaces Howard on King Kong!,’ Oct 2005
Children’s stories and fat children,’ Oct 2005
New Narnia trailer now online,’ Oct 2005
Mr. Tumnus, stuck in the middle with Mr. Blonde,’ Oct 2005
“C.S. Lewis” — not a person, but a brand,’ Oct 2005
The Exorcism of Narnia,’ Oct 2005
“Great film, [but] there’s nothing Christian about it”,’ Nov 2005
Newsbites: Silence! Marketing Narnia! Pope!,’ Nov 2005
Is the new Narnia clip underwhelming?,’ Nov 2005
The paganism of Narnia — the article’s up!,’ Nov 2005
Nine minutes of Narnia now online!,’ Nov 2005
Narnia videos — the article’s up!,’ Nov 2005
Another eight minutes of radio fame,’ Nov 2005
Narnia the flamethrower — the kids love this one!”,’ Dec 2005
C.S. Lewis and … Enid Blyton?,’ Dec 2005
Parents, children, and other generations,’ Dec 2005
CBC guest appearance — heads up!,’ Dec 2005
The Chronicles of Narnia — the review’s up!,’ Dec 2005
I take one last dig at Narnia,’ Dec 2005
Is the Narnia movie empowering, or not?,’ Dec 2005
Newsbites: Munich! Watchmen! Food!,’ Dec 2005
Fun with Dick and Jane — the review’s up!,’ Dec 2005
Newsbites: Helvetica, my donkey!,’ Jan 2006
Hostel takes down the Lion and the Ape,’ Jan 2006
Oscar nominations — my own two bits,’ Jan 2006
“They’re taking the Hobbits to Isengard!”,’ Jan 2006
China segregates ‘toons from real people,’ Feb 2006
Newsbites: Narnia! Instinct! Brokeback!,’ Apr 2006
Sowing seeds of doubt in a Narnia fan’s mind,’ Apr 2006
Congratulations to Pacific Theatre!,’ May 2006
‘His Dark Materials’ gets a release date,’ Jun 2006
Lord of the Rings makes a third trip to DVD,’ Jun 2006
Narnia movie expanded to four discs,’ Jul 2006
R ratings for “non-historical” smoking scenes!,’ Jul 2006
Has a movie ever had 3 bonus discs before?,’ Jul 2006
Prince Caspian — is it going to suck?,’ Jul 2006
Catholic Kidman to star in anti-Catholic fantasy,’ Jul 2006
MGM announces The Hobbit, T4, etc.,’ Sep 2006
Peter Jackson options dragon tale (not Hobbit),’ Sep 2006
Peter Jackson would love to ruin The Hobbit,’ Sep 2006
Lewis, Tolkien, Williams — superheroes!,’ Sep 2006
Hell — a place of cubicles and office politics,’ Oct 2006
Six degrees of C.S. Lewis and Ayn Rand?,’ Oct 2006
New info on the two Hobbit movies,’ Nov 2006
Peter Jackson will not direct The Hobbit.,’ Nov 2006
Yet another set of LOTR bonus features?,’ Nov 2006
Jackson will “definitely” direct Hobbit: Zaentz,’ Nov 2006
Watch and weep, Lewis fans. Or, better, don’t.,’ Nov 2006
Gandalf could have made Connery a fortune,’ Nov 2006
Narnia spoof features “wise-but-horny lion”,’ Dec 2006
Newsbites: Depp! Crusade! Del Toro! Grace!,’ Dec 2006
Del Toro, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Narnia redux,’ Dec 2006
New Line Cinema blacklists Peter Jackson,’ Jan 2007
And now, a look back at happier times.,’ Jan 2007
The Screwtape Letters — the movie!,’ Jan 2007
Prince Caspian — now twice as old!,’ Feb 2007
Canadian theatre attendance dropping…,’ Feb 2007
CanWest News Service needs a fact-checker.,’ Feb 2007
Newsbites: Camp! Hobbit! Piracy! TenNapel!,’ Feb 2007
Warwick Davis returns to Prince Caspian,’ Feb 2007
Newsbites: Winter! Howard! Jihadists! Opus!,’ Feb 2007
The Hobbit — no script, coming soon anyway?,’ Feb 2007
Are any more C.S. Lewis movies in the works?,’ Feb 2007
Newsbites: Rice! Reaping! Salomaybe! Samson!,’ Mar 2007
Apted to direct Voyage of the Dawn Treader?,’ Apr 2007
“How we plan to revise Prince Caspian.”,’ May 2007
“How The Lord of the Rings should have ended.”,’ May 2007
The Ring of Power becomes the Alethiometer,’ May 2007
Newsbites: Living! Robot! Treader! Dollar!,’ Jun 2007
The Arcanum battles demons in 1919,’ Jun 2007
You think hobbits are from England?,’ Jun 2007
Prince Caspian: “Battles all the way through.”,’ Jun 2007
Newsbites: Monstrous! Pope Joan! Caspian!,’ Jul 2007
One Narnia movie every year until 2013?,’ Jul 2007
Will Peter Jackson direct The Hobbit after all?,’ Aug 2007
Prince Caspian — the teaser poster,’ Sep 2007
So much for one Narnia movie per year.,’ Sep 2007
Will the Rings wizards re-unite in Compass?,’ Oct 2007
Speaking of Walden and the Narnia movies …,’ Oct 2007
A glimpse into the Prince Caspian movie.,’ Oct 2007
All fantasy films lead to Star Wars.,’ Nov 2007
Newsbites: Watchmen! Trek! Jesus! Astrology!,’ Nov 2007
stop. look at city. pronounce. caution. carry on.,’ Dec 2007
Eddie Izzard to voice Reepicheep?,’ Dec 2007
Peter Jackson isn’t the only one suing New Line.,’ Dec 2007
Peter Jackson to produce The Hobbit!,’ Dec 2007
Newsbites: Del Toro! Mary! Rambo! Childhood!,’ Jan 2008
Guillermo Del Toro to direct The Hobbit,’ Jan 2008
New Line Cinema — gasping its last breath?,’ Feb 2008
New difficulties for New Line and The Hobbit,’ Feb 2008
Six degrees of Julie Christie and C.S. Lewis,’ Feb 2008
Newsbites: Oscars! Trek! Caspian! Antichrist! Bond! Justice! Driving! Xiao’er! Ghoulishly! etc.!,’ Feb 2008
The Hobbit is safe, for now.,’ Feb 2008
Is Disney getting nervous about Prince Caspian?,’ Mar 2008
Newsbites: Billy! City! Caspian! Blue! Passion! W! Messiah! Tropic! Circuit! etc.!,’ Apr 2008
Newsbites: Silent! Errol! Disney! W! Caspian! Satire!,’ Apr 2008
Newsbites: Shrinking! Cancelled! C-10! Credits! Code! Amish! Lust! Eowyn!,’ Apr 2008
Newsbites: Heretic! Lifeboat! Narnia! Indiana! Bill! Rapture! Docs! Connor! Superman! Fantasia! etc.!,’ Apr 2008
Newsbites: Hobbit! Demons! Superman! Expelled! Verhoeven! Racer! Stakeout! Silents!,’ Apr 2008
The Hobbit — the anticipation begins,’ Apr 2008
Newsbites: Gilly! Hobbit! Mel! Cinerama! City! Racism! Expelled! Charlie! Superman! etc.!,’ Apr 2008
Susan and Caspian, sitting in a tree …,’ May 2008
Newsbites: Knights! Terminator! Caspian! Mission!,’ May 2008
Newsbites: Religulous! Lincoln! Treader!,’ May 2008
Nylons and lipsticks and invitations, oh my!,’ May 2008
The Greek gods go, the warrior women stay.,’ May 2008
Newsbites: The sequels and remakes edition!,’ May 2008
Hobbit news — the article’s up!,’ May 2008

Harry Potter article archive

I don’t follow popular novels — or any current novels, really — so it’s a bit surprising to me that I got involved in the Harry Potter debates. But as it turns out, I have written quite a few articles on the Harry Potter phenomenon, and researching and writing them have been quite an education, as well as an unusual opportunity to trip through memory lane (a lot of the debates around these books echo the debates that I endured over Lewis and Tolkien and Dungeons & Dragons etc. when I was a teen). So, here, for the first time ever, is a list of all the online versions of those articles.

General and related articles:

‘Fantasies and fairy tales speak to our spiritual needs,’ BC Christian News, Dec 2001
‘What Christians Think About Harry Potter,’ Faith Today, Jan 2002
‘Clever Dark Materials anti-Christian,’ BC Christian News, Nov 2002

Books and films:

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (book, dvd)
Reviews: Vancouver Courier, Nov 2001; BC Christian News, Nov 2001

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (book, dvd)
Reviews: Vancouver Courier, Nov 2002; BC Christian News, Nov 2002

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (book, dvd)
Reviews: Christianity Today, Jun 2004; BC Christian News, Jun 2004
Discussion guide: Christianity Today, Jun 2004

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (book, dvd)
Review: Christianity Today, Nov 2005

J.K. Rowling, Quidditch Through the Ages / Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (books)
Review: Vancouver Courier, Apr 2001

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (book, dvd)
Reviews: Christianity Today, Jul 2007; BC Christian News, Aug 2007

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (book)
Reviews: BC Christian News, Jul 2005; BC Christian News, Aug 2009
Discussion guide: Christianity Today, Jul 2009

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (book)
Reviews: ChristianWeek, Aug 2007; BC Christian News, Aug 2007

Richard Abanes, Harry Potter and the Bible: The Menace Behind the Magick (book)
Connie Neal, What’s a Christian to Do with Harry Potter? (book)
Review: BC Christian News, Jul 2001

Connie Neal, The Gospel According to Harry Potter (book)
John Killinger, God, the Devil & Harry Potter (book)
John Granger, The Hidden Key to Harry Potter (book)
Review: BC Christian News, Jun 2003

John Granger, Looking for God in Harry Potter (book)
Review: BC Christian News (last three paragraphs), Jun 2004

Gina Burkart, A Parent’s Guide to Harry Potter (book)
Review: BC Christian News, Jul 2005

Related blog posts:

Narnia — not merely Christian, you know,’ Mar 2005
Why no art classes at Hogwarts?,’ Apr 2005
Narnia and the meaning(s) of the number 7,’ Apr 2005
Harry Potter trailer now online too!,’ May 2005
Newsbites: Max Baer’s Harry Jaws,’ Jun 2005
Much ado about downplaying Da Vinci,’ Jul 2005
Harry Potter — is the secret out? (spoiler-free),’ Jul 2005
The Pope vs. Harry Potter,’ Jul 2005
Studios and their markets — er, audiences,’ Jul 2005
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ Jul 2005
Newsbites: Omen! Potter! Korea!,’ Aug 2005
Newsbites: Potter! Manderlay! Rossellini!,’ Sep 2005
Readers respond . . .,’ Oct 2005
Children’s stories and fat children,’ Oct 2005
Harry Potter update: ratings, running time,’ Oct 2005
“Oh my, they really are growing up.”,’ Oct 2005
Four Harry Potter movies in one day,’ Nov 2005
Goblet of Fire — the review’s up!,’ Nov 2005
“Constant vigilance!”,’ Mar 2006
Newsbites: Nativity! Potter! Terabithia!,’ Apr 2006
‘His Dark Materials’ gets a release date,’ Jun 2006
Newsbites: Compass! Blood! Potter!,’ Aug 2006
Newsbites: Antichrist! Hermione! Evan! Alien!,’ Sep 2006
I still hate bilingual packaging.,’ Oct 2006
Watch and weep, Lewis fans. Or, better, don’t.,’ Nov 2006
Narnia spoof features “wise-but-horny lion”,’ Dec 2006
Harry Potter 7 gets a title!,’ Dec 2006
Newsbites: Harry Potter! Ringtones! Monastery! Prisoner! Disney! Steyn! Hunyadi! Doubt! etc.!,’ Dec 2006
Don’t read the book — it’ll only confuse you!,’ Jan 2007
Newsbites: Burial! Hermione! 300! Escape!,’ Mar 2007
Harry Potter 7 — covers revealed!,’ Mar 2007
Hermione Granger — in IMAX 3-D!,’ May 2007
Order of the Phoenix — the review’s up!,’ Jul 2007
Harry Potter movie just a “trailer” for the book?,’ Jul 2007
One Narnia movie every year until 2013?,’ Jul 2007
Newsbites: Horseman! Dissent! Brian! Harry!,’ Aug 2007
Newsbites: Trek! Wolverine! Rowling! Scorpion!,’ Oct 2007
What else can I say, Dumbledore is gay.,’ Oct 2007
Newsbites: Shatner! Dumbledore! Politics!,’ Oct 2007
Newsbites: Trek! Demons! Aquarian! Rowling!,’ Nov 2007
These villains are brought to you by the letter M.,’ Dec 2007
Tim Roth almost played Severus Snape?,’ Dec 2007
Newsbites: Del Toro! Mary! Rambo! Childhood!,’ Jan 2008
Newsbites: Batman! Harry! Justice! Gangster!,’ Jan 2008
Harry Potter — seven books, eight movies,’ Mar 2007

Canadian box-office comparison

See introductory post here. These are the Canadian and North American box-office totals for films that played in 2005, as of their last appearance in the Canadian top ten.

Since Canada has about 9.7% of the combined Canadian-American population, red indicates the films that made over 10.7% of their money in Canada, orange the films that attracted about the same proportion of Canadians as Americans, and green the ones that made less than 8.7% of their money north of the border.

Mar 20 | 27 | Apr 3 | 10 | 17 | 24 | May 1 | 8 | 15 | 22 | 29 | Jun 5 | 12 | 19 | 26 | Jul 3 | 10 | 17 | 24 | 31 | Aug 7 | 14 | 21 | 28 | Sep 4 | 11 | 18 | 25 | Oct 2 | 9 | 16 | 23 | 30 | Nov 6 | 13 | 20 | 27 | Dec 4 | 11 | 18 | 25

Le Survenant — CDN $1,443,263 — N.AM $1,443,263 — 100%
C.R.A.Z.Y. — CDN $1,174,331 — N.AM $1,174,331 — 100%
Maurice Richard — CDN $1,002,404 — N.AM $1,002,404 — 100%
Aurore — CDN $1,104,579 — N.AM $1,104,579 — 100%
Les Boys IV — CDN $963,688 — N.AM $963,688 — 100%
L’Horloge Biologique — CDN $954,672 — N.AM $954,672 — 100%
Water — CDN $494,516 — N.AM $494,516 — 100%
Les Boys IV — CDN $424,283 — N.AM $424,283 — 100%
Where the Truth Lies — CDN $184,496 — N.AM $184,496 — 100%
Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior — CDN $1,253,018 — N.AM $2,681,150 — 46.7%
Bride and Prejudice — CDN $1,306,771 — N.AM $4,812,473 — 27.2%
The Wedding Date — CDN $3,372,843 — N.AM $19,421,375 — 17.4%
Into the Blue — CDN $2,610,604 — N.AM $17,253,000 — 15.1%
Hostage — CDN $4,992,240 — N.AM $33,408,000 — 14.9%
A History of Violence — CDN $3,826,218 — N.AM $26,300,000 — 14.6%
An Unfinished Life — CDN $998,567 — N.AM $7,485,496 — 13.3%
Two for the Money — CDN $2,730,052 — N.AM $20,689,000 — 13.2%
North Country — CDN $2,021,760 — N.AM $15,646,363 — 12.9%
Broken Flowers — CDN $369,093 — N.AM $2,847,000 — 12.9%
The Island — CDN $4,005,151 — N.AM $30,942,000 — 12.9%
Sin City — CDN $9,116,660 — N.AM $72,209,000 — 12.6%
Kingdom of Heaven — CDN $5,375,632 — N.AM $44,474,000 — 12.1%
Wedding Crashers — CDN $24,404,213 — N.AM $205,674,000 — 11.9%
Lord of War — CDN $2,579,491 — N.AM $21,642,637 — 11.9%
The Constant Gardener — CDN $3,262,448 — N.AM $27,588,000 — 11.8%
The 40-Year-Old Virgin — CDN $11,909,216 — N.AM $101,405,778 — 11.7%
Derailed — CDN $3,854,297 — N.AM $32,829,000 — 11.7%
The Legend of Zorro — CDN $4,805,270 — N.AM $42,785,000 — 11.2%
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire — CDN $30,376,438 — N.AM $260,635,000 — 11.7%
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo — CDN $1,902,312 — N.AM $17,175,000 — 11.1%
The Jacket — CDN $552,087 — N.AM $4,990,169 — 11.1%
Son of the Mask — CDN $1,803,251 — N.AM $16,401,000 — 11.0%
Ocean’s Twelve — CDN $13,050,900 — N.AM $119,845,000 — 10.9%
Transporter 2 — CDN $4,350,761 — N.AM $39,825,000 — 10.9%
Assault on Precinct 13 — CDN $1,577,722 — N.AM $14,703,000 — 10.7%

A Lot Like Love — CDN $2,006,601 — N.AM $18,792,000 — 10.7%
Serenity — CDN $1,877,924 — N.AM $17,594,000 — 10.6%
Finding Neverland — CDN $4,182,967 — N.AM $39,410,213 — 10.6%
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — CDN $4,967,736 — N.AM $46,854,000 — 10.6%
The Brothers Grimm — CDN $3,500,238 — N.AM $33,265,000 — 10.5%
The Interpreter — CDN $7,239,474 — N.AM $68,753,000 — 10.5%
Prime — CDN $1,967,115 — N.AM $18,998,000 — 10.4%
The Man — CDN $738,077 — N.AM $7,115,000 — 10.4%
The Exorcism of Emily Rose — CDN $7,086,419 — N.AM $68,502,023 — 10.3%
Million Dollar Baby — CDN $9,659,554 — N.AM $94,133,278 — 10.3%
The Aviator — CDN $10,210,977 — N.AM $99,061,021 — 10.3%
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou — CDN $1,972,571 — N.AM $19,372,000 — 10.2%
Unleashed — CDN $2,171,320 — N.AM $21,499,000 — 10.1%
In Good Company — CDN $3,644,096 — N.AM $35,939,000 — 10.1%
Memoirs of a Geisha — CDN $984,859 — N.AM $9,889,000 — 10.0%
Mr. & Mrs. Smith — CDN $17,919,789 — N.AM $178,540,329 — 10.0%
Just Friends — CDN $2,923,392 — N.AM $29,572,142 — 9.9%
Constantine — CDN $7,018,363 — N.AM $70,382,151 — 9.9%
Red Eye — CDN $5,436,764 — N.AM $55,226,000 — 9.8%
Flightplan — CDN $8,206,048 — N.AM $84,413,231 — 9.7%
Domino — CDN $454,761 — N.AM $4,675,000 — 9.7%
Sahara — CDN $6,234,115 — N.AM $64,457,000 — 9.7%
Spanglish — CDN $3,671,263 — N.AM $37,657,000 — 9.7%
Elizabethtown — CDN $2,174,104 — N.AM $22,666,000 — 9.6%
The Dukes of Hazzard — CDN $7,137,173 — N.AM $74,391,000 — 9.6%
Hitch — CDN $16,463,045 — N.AM $171,266,743 — 9.6%
Be Cool — CDN $5,022,065 — N.AM $52,336,105 — 9.6%
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit — CDN $5,067,195 — N.AM $52,824,214 — 9.6%
Pride & Prejudice — CDN $2,501,525 — N.AM $26,385,000 — 9.5%
Madagascar — CDN $17,786,750 — N.AM $186,631,000 — 9.5%
Doom — CDN $2,141,948 — N.AM $22,868,000 — 9.4%
Just Like Heaven — CDN $4,080,514 — N.AM $43,568,000 — 9.4%
The Perfect Man — CDN $1,016,249 — N.AM $10,783,000 — 9.4%
Four Brothers — CDN $6,279,897 — N.AM $68,275,000 — 9.2%
Lords of Dogtown — CDN $862,322 — N.AM $9,336,000 — 9.2%
Jarhead — CDN $4,961,153 — N.AM $54,317,000 — 9.1%
Hide and Seek — CDN $3,943,831 — N.AM $43,410,777 — 9.1%
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants — CDN $2,747,950 — N.AM $30,203,000 — 9.1%
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous — CDN $3,756,657 — N.AM $41,561,000 — 9.0%
Meet the Fockers — CDN $24,282,481 — N.AM $269,946,550 — 9.0%
The Amityville Horror — CDN $5,683,720 — N.AM $63,060,000 — 9.0%
The Weather Man — CDN $771,891 — N.AM $8,639,482 — 8.9%
House of Wax — CDN $2,619,387 — N.AM $29,523,000 — 8.9%
The Skeleton Key — CDN $3,830,859 — N.AM $43,019,000 — 8.9%
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride — CDN $4,270,474 — N.AM $47,650,000 — 8.9%
Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith — CDN $32,582,119 — N.AM $370,819,000 — 8.8%

Syriana — CDN $2,497,398 — N.AM $28,830,000 — 8.7%
Zathura — CDN $1,735,222 — N.AM $20,283,000 — 8.6%
In Her Shoes — CDN $2,239,710 — N.AM $26,194,000 — 8.6%
The Cave — CDN $941,535 — N.AM $10,964,000 — 8.6%
Ice Princess — CDN $1,151,415 — N.AM $13,342,028 — 8.6%
Guess Who — CDN $5,661,745 — N.AM $65,483,000 — 8.6%
Batman Begins — CDN $16,524,493 — N.AM $191,108,000 — 8.6%
Saw II — CDN $6,785,724 — N.AM $79,857,000 — 8.5%
Robots — CDN $10,477,492 — N.AM $123,680,000 — 8.5%
Crash — CDN $3,431,785 — N.AM $40,966,000 — 8.4%
War of the Worlds — CDN $18,784,832 — N.AM $224,627,000 — 8.4%
Monster-in-Law — CDN $6,285,941 — N.AM $76,475,000 — 8.2%
Kicking & Screaming — CDN $3,893,502 — N.AM $47,511,000 — 8.2%
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events — CDN $9,070,454 — N.AM $111,043,000 — 8.2%
Elektra — CDN $1,655,934 — N.AM $20,372,235 — 8.1%
Walk the Line — CDN $6,595,094 — N.AM $82,607,528 — 8.0%
The Phantom of the Opera — CDN $2,118,869 — N.AM $26,437,000 — 8.0%
Aeon Flux — CDN $1,607,892 — N.AM $20,282,000 — 7.9%
Stealth — CDN $1,926,006 — N.AM $24,458,000 — 7.9%
XXX: State of the Union — CDN $1,649,805 — N.AM $20,782,000 — 7.9%
The Fog — CDN $1,674,035 — N.AM $21,548,000 — 7.8%
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — CDN $15,377,896 — N.AM $197,478,000 — 7.8%
The Ring Two — CDN $5,642,467 — N.AM $72,312,000 — 7.8%
King Kong — CDN $8,363,739 — N.AM $108,617,000 — 7.7%
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — CDN $11,831,539 — N.AM $153,822,000 — 7.7%
Cinderella Man — CDN $3,793,823 — N.AM $49,592,000 — 7.7%
The Pacifier — CDN $7,946,019 — N.AM $103,727,000 — 7.7%
The Incredibles — CDN $19,299,272 — N.AM $251,657,004 — 7.7%
Boogeyman — CDN $3,148,545 — N.AM $40,958,972 — 7.7%
Valiant — CDN $869,149 — N.AM $11,551,000 — 7.5%
George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead — CDN $1,219,754 — N.AM $16,176,000 — 7.5%
Pooh’s Heffalump Movie — CDN $853,463 — N.AM $11,381,833 — 7.5%
The Upside of Anger — CDN $1,122,017 — N.AM $14,975,000 — 7.5%
Bewitched — CDN $3,779,476 — N.AM $50,851,000 — 7.4%
Fantastic Four — CDN $10,534,556 — N.AM $143,774,000 — 7.3%
Coach Carter — CDN $4,314,793 — N.AM $59,338,414 — 7.3%
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story — CDN $1,715,147 — N.AM $23,821,719 — 7.2%
The Polar Express — CDN $11,232,899 — N.AM $155,246,000 — 7.2%
Cursed — CDN $1,099,875 — N.AM $15,296,000 — 7.2%
White Noise — CDN $3,498,159 — N.AM $49,379,130 — 7.1%
The Longest Yard — CDN $10,453,370 — N.AM $147,613,000 — 7.1%
Fun with Dick and Jane — CDN $1,502,080 — N.AM $22,061,000 — 6.8%
Chicken Little — CDN $8,619,571 — N.AM $127,230,000 — 6.8%
Sky High — CDN $3,480,529 — N.AM $50,836,000 — 6.8%
Man of the House — CDN $946,221 — N.AM $13,976,000 — 6.8%
Sideways — CDN $4,286,337 — N.AM $63,128,000 — 6.8%
Dark Water — CDN $1,256,341 — N.AM $18,685,000 — 6.7%
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ — CDN $1,614,957 — N.AM $24,502,000 — 6.6%
Racing Stripes — CDN $2,250,191 — N.AM $34,580,000 — 6.5%
Munich — CDN $261,015 — N.AM $4,094,000 — 6.4%
Are We There Yet? — CDN $4,894,173 — N.AM $76,366,000 — 6.4%
Rent — CDN $1,470,718 — N.AM $23,902,000 — 6.2%
Must Love Dogs — CDN $2,099,244 — N.AM $34,615,000 — 6.1%
Herbie: Fully Loaded — CDN $3,373,090 — N.AM $55,702,000 — 6.1%
The Family Stone — CDN $1,525,004 — N.AM $25,925,000 — 5.9%
Fever Pitch — CDN $1,785,291 — N.AM $31,451,000 — 5.7%
Brokeback Mountain — CDN $184,297 — N.AM $3,474,311 — 5.3%
Yours, Mine & Ours — CDN $2,017,291 — N.AM $40,917,000 — 4.9%
Cry Wolf — CDN $223,865 — N.AM $4,551,000 — 4.9%
Kung Fu Hustle — CDN $378,189 — N.AM $8,031,000 — 4.7%
Bad News Bears — CDN $1,032,436 — N.AM $22,457,000 — 4.6%
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 — CDN $633,682 — N.AM $14,632,000 — 4.3%
The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3D — CDN $992,165 — N.AM $23,955,000 — 4.1%
Fat Albert — CDN $1,685,305 — N.AM $41,274,000 — 4.1%
The Ice Harvest — CDN $198,880 — N.AM $5,051,000 — 3.9%
The Ringer — CDN $184,828 — N.AM $5,275,000 — 3.5%
Because of Winn-Dixie — CDN $355,966 — N.AM $10,208,431 — 3.5%
The Devil’s Rejects — CDN $240,387 — N.AM $7,000,000 — 3.4%
March of the Penguins — CDN $2,105,741 — N.AM $66,865,000 — 3.1%
Rebound — CDN $129,416 — N.AM $5,000,000 — 2.6%
Beauty Shop — CDN $300,340 — N.AM $16,647,604 — 1.8%


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