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#1 Peter T Chattaway

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Posted 11 July 2004 - 07:57 PM

I thought about posting this in the Fahrenheit 9/11 thread, but then realized this issue is actually a fair bit broader than that.

Recently, Variety magazine noted that Fahrenheit 9/11 -- the film that was made for the specific purpose of ousting the current American president -- is getting a larger portion of its box-office revenues than is usual for an American film from Canada, where pretty much no one could vote for an American president (of whatever party) even if we wanted to. In a country with slightly more than 10 percent of the American population, the film has raked in about 16 percent of what it's grossed in the United States. This got me thinking about those reports a few months back about how, in Canada, The Passion of the Christ had only made about 7 percent of what it made in the United States, and what these sorts of figures might imply about cultural differences between our two countries.

Now, I don't know if there are any really good websites out there for keeping track of Canadian box-office figures, but Tribute.ca had the following to say about the cumes for last week's top ten movies (the North American figures include both Canada and the United States, and each Canadian dollar is counted as an American dollar just to keep things simple; I have also calculated the percentage of the North American figure that is Canadian, and ranked the films accordingly):

Fahrenheit 9/11 -- CDN $7,568,144 -- N.AM $55,373,406 -- 13.7%
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban -- CDN $24,763,894 -- N.AM $223,117,013 -- 11.1%

The Notebook -- CDN $2,883,670 -- N.AM $28,753,526 -- 10.0%
Two Brothers -- CDN $1,154,296 -- N.AM $11,676,995 -- 9.9%
Spider-Man 2 -- CDN $14,993,363 -- N.AM $152,411,751 -- 9.8%
Shrek 2 -- CDN $38,793,008 -- N.AM $408,139,196 -- 9.5%

The Terminal -- CDN $4,427,726 -- N.AM $54,327,957 -- 8.2%
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story -- CDN $6,145,067 -- N.AM $84,369,182 -- 7.3%
Garfield: The Movie -- CDN $4,105,480 -- N.AM $62,984,465 -- 6.5%
White Chicks -- CDN $2,743,387 -- N.AM $43,788,134 -- 6.3%


FWIW, according to Statistics Canada, Canada had an estimated population of about 31,825,416 in April of this year, while the "population clock" at census.gov says the United States has a population of about 293,713,183, for a North American total of 325,538,599, of which Canada comprises about 9.7% -- so, within a single percentage point, it would seem we share American tastes in film when it comes to films like Spider-Man 2, Shrek 2, The Notebook and Two Brothers -- but we are rather MORE fond of British-boarding-school movies like Harry Potter and especially more fond of American-politics-bashing films like Fahrenheit 9/11 -- and we are rather LESS fond of African-American movies, Ben Stiller comedies, Spielberg/Hanks flicks, and, um, whatever you'd call the Garfield movie.

. . . AMENDMENT . . .

Just for ease of reference, I am adding, at the bottom of this first post, a list of all the films that have appeared on these charts, with their final cumes and percentages as of their last week on the Canadian chart. Links to threads, if any, are in the original posts.

Shaun of the Dead -- CDN $1,637,170 -- N.AM $9,457,504 -- 17.3%
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason -- CDN $5,705,613 -- N.AM $36,321,105 -- 15.7%
Shall We Dance -- CDN $7,938,903 -- N.AM $52,267,000 -- 15.2%
Fahrenheit 9/11 -- CDN $16,550,064 -- N.AM $113,299,624 -- 14.6%
Raise Your Voice -- CDN $1,085,981 -- N.AM $7,902,305 -- 13.7%
The Motorcycle Diaries -- CDN $788,349 -- N.AM $5,748,162 -- 13.7%
Hero -- CDN $6,657,813 -- N.AM $49,246,000 -- 13.5%
Wimbledon -- CDN $1,916,364 -- N.AM $14,837,630 -- 12.9%
Team America: World Police -- CDN $3,854,200 -- N.AM $30,464,862 -- 12.7%
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle -- CDN $1,549,995 -- N.AM $12,320,632 -- 12.6%
Alfie -- CDN $1,376,724 -- N.AM $11,137,000 -- 12.4%
King Arthur -- CDN $5,532,689 -- N.AM $45,198,000 -- 12.2%
Closer -- CDN $2,304,912 -- N.AM $18,952,000 -- 12.2%
Ladder 49 -- CDN $8,208,903 -- N.AM $69,977,816 -- 11.7%
Little Black Book -- CDN $1,669,182 -- N.AM $14,561,000 -- 11.5%
The Forgotten -- CDN $7,393,085 -- N.AM $64,541,093 -- 11.5%
Alexander -- CDN $3,716,476 -- N.AM $32,594,911 -- 11.4%
Birth -- CDN $416,991 -- N.AM $3,686,096 -- 11.3%
The Bourne Supremacy -- CDN $18,898,101 -- N.AM $167,854,655 -- 11.3%
Ladder 49 -- CDN $6,903,059 -- N.AM $61,457,000 -- 11.2%
After the Sunset -- CDN $2,959,160 -- N.AM $26,744,075 -- 11.1%
Collateral -- CDN $10,654,233 -- N.AM $95,970,209 -- 11.1%
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban -- CDN $24,763,894 -- N.AM $223,117,013 -- 11.1%
Resident Evil: Apocalypse -- CDN $5,231,046 -- N.AM $47,027,651 -- 11.1%
Ocean's Twelve -- CDN $13,050,900 -- N.AM $119,845,000 -- 10.9%
Surviving Christmas -- CDN $867,217 -- N.AM $7,980,427 -- 10.9%
Thunderbirds -- CDN $298,011 -- N.AM $2,766,810 -- 10.8%
The Aviator -- CDN $8,134,302 -- N.AM $75,895,720 -- 10.7%
Assault on Precinct 13 -- CDN $1,577,722 -- N.AM $14,703,000 -- 10.7%

Finding Neverland -- CDN $4,182,967 -- N.AM $39,410,213 -- 10.6%
Without a Paddle -- CDN $5,642,933 -- N.AM $53,510,000 -- 10.5%
Paparazzi -- CDN $1,259,680 -- N.AM $12,005,971 -- 10.5%
The Notebook -- CDN $6,439,686 -- N.AM $62,500,000 -- 10.3%
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou -- CDN $1,972,571 -- N.AM $19,372,000 -- 10.2%
Spider-Man 2 -- CDN $37,401,783 -- N.AM $365,252,000 -- 10.2%
Cellular -- CDN $2,874,787 -- N.AM $28,157,508 -- 10.2%
In Good Company -- CDN $3,644,096 -- N.AM $35,939,000 -- 10.1%
The Grudge -- CDN $10,859,214 -- N.AM $107,818,000 -- 10.1%
Suspect Zero -- CDN $344,592 -- N.AM $3,400,000 -- 10.1%
First Daughter -- CDN $715,578 -- N.AM $7,125,371 -- 10.0%
Blade: Trinity -- CDN $3,493,448 -- N.AM $35,411,000 -- 9.9%
Vanity Fair -- CDN $1,102,660 -- N.AM $11,096,102 -- 9.9%
Two Brothers -- CDN $1,154,296 -- N.AM $11,676,995 -- 9.9%
A Cinderella Story -- CDN $3,962,960 -- N.AM $40,322,944 -- 9.8%
Spanglish -- CDN $3,671,263 -- N.AM $37,657,000 -- 9.7%
Shrek 2 -- CDN $41,578,212 -- N.AM $429,525,000 -- 9.7%
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow -- CDN $3,192,889 -- N.AM $33,932,601 -- 9.4%
Open Water -- CDN $2,147,126 -- N.AM $23,502,000 -- 9.1%
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement -- CDN $8,291,448 -- N.AM $91,894,122 -- 9.0%
Hide and Seek -- CDN $3,219,153 -- N.AM $35,714,609 -- 9.0%
Million Dollar Baby -- CDN $3,081,083 -- N.AM $34,436,002 -- 8.9%
Meet the Fockers -- CDN $23,665,161 -- N.AM $265,163,545 -- 8.9%
Alien Vs. Predator -- CDN $6,285,223 -- N.AM $72,065,000 -- 8.7%

Shark Tale -- CDN $13,169,490 -- N.AM $154,031,467 -- 8.5%
The Manchurian Candidate -- CDN $4,494,915 -- N.AM $54,726,000 -- 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%
The Phantom of the Opera -- CDN $2,118,869 -- N.AM $26,437,000 -- 8.0%
The Village -- CDN $8,454,503 -- N.AM $107,003,000 -- 7.9%
The Terminal -- CDN $5,151,350 -- N.AM $65,288,000 -- 7.9%
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie -- CDN $5,750,234 -- N.AM $73,596,022 -- 7.8%
The Incredibles -- CDN $19,299,272 -- N.AM $251,657,004 -- 7.7%
Flight of the Phoenix -- CDN $397,051 -- N.AM $5,150,000 -- 7.7%
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy -- CDN $5,463,376 -- N.AM $71,185,000 -- 7.7%
Taxi -- CDN $2,284,008 -- N.AM $29,856,000 -- 7.7%
Exorcist: The Beginning -- CDN $2,837,383 -- N.AM $37,150,000 -- 7.6%
Wicker Park -- CDN $787,416 -- N.AM $10,431,279 -- 7.5%
I, Robot -- CDN $9,892,659 -- N.AM $133,676,000 -- 7.4%
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie -- CDN $690,094 -- N.AM $9,360,000 -- 7.4%
Coach Carter -- CDN $4,314,793 -- N.AM $59,338,414 -- 7.3%
The Polar Express -- CDN $11,232,899 -- N.AM $155,246,000 -- 7.2%
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story -- CDN $6,911,561 -- N.AM $97,556,000 -- 7.1%
White Noise -- CDN $3,498,159 -- N.AM $49,379,130 -- 7.1%
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid -- CDN $1,557,687 -- N.AM $22,252,000 -- 7.0%
Saw -- CDN $3,555,536 -- N.AM $50,473,000 -- 7.0%
Boogeyman -- CDN $1,333,522 -- N.AM $19,020,655 -- 7.0%
Racing Stripes -- CDN $2,250,191 -- N.AM $34,580,000 -- 6.5%
I Heart Huckabees -- CDN $383,079 -- N.AM $5,905,000 -- 6.5%
Christmas with the Kranks -- CDN $4,045,091 -- N.AM $62,306,000 -- 6.5%
Garfield: The Movie -- CDN $4,105,480 -- N.AM $62,984,465 -- 6.5%
Are We There Yet? -- CDN $3,260,650 -- N.AM $51,272,367 -- 6.4%
The Wedding Date -- CDN $700,656 -- N.AM $11,129,580 -- 6.3%
White Chicks -- CDN $2,743,387 -- N.AM $43,788,134 -- 6.3%
Sideways -- CDN $2,830,935 -- N.AM $46,665,695 -- 6.1%
Catwoman -- CDN $1,822,450 -- N.AM $29,776,003 -- 6.1%
National Treasure -- CDN $9,726,231 -- N.AM $160,743,000 -- 6.1%
Ray -- CDN $3,489,624 -- N.AM $59,188,000 -- 5.9%
Friday Night Lights -- CDN $2,683,781 -- N.AM $47,284,000 -- 5.7%
Mr. 3000 -- CDN $835,409 -- N.AM $15,380,000 -- 5.4%
Fat Albert -- CDN $1,685,305 -- N.AM $41,274,000 -- 4.1%
Darkness -- CDN $228,984 -- N.AM $6,163,306 -- 3.7%
Seed of Chucky -- CDN $297,582 -- N.AM $8,767,000 -- 3.4%

Edited by Peter T Chattaway, 07 March 2005 - 02:54 PM.


#2 Peter T Chattaway

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 06:25 PM

Here's an update for ya:

Fahrenheit 9/11 -- CDN $10,654,422 -- N.AM $80,090,000 -- 13.3%
King Arthur -- CDN $2,368,038 -- N.AM $23,585,000 -- 10.0%
The Notebook -- CDN $4,170,822 -- N.AM $43,071,000 -- 9.7%
Shrek 2 -- CDN $39,941,167 -- N.AM $418,567,000 -- 9.5%
Spider-Man 2 -- CDN $22,974,018 -- N.AM $257,258,000 -- 8.9%

The Terminal -- CDN $5,151,350 -- N.AM $65,288,000 -- 7.9%
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story -- CDN $6,911,561 -- N.AM $97,556,000 -- 7.1%
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy -- CDN $1,665,903 -- N.AM $28,000,000 -- 5.9%


Also noteworthy: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was #7 in Canada but failed to make the Top Ten in North America as a whole; plus, a film called Camping Sauvage ranked #8 in Canada but was probably not released in the United States at all (or outside of Quebec, for that matter).

Meanwhile, White Chicks and Sleepover were on the North American Top Ten list but failed to make the list in Canada.

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 11:21 AM

And now for the weekend of July 16-18:

Fahrenheit 9/11 -- CDN $12,922,050 -- N.AM $93,809,000 -- 13.8%
King Arthur -- CDN $4,379,407 -- N.AM $37,876,000 -- 11.6%

The Notebook -- CDN $5,423,533 -- N.AM $53,679,000 -- 10.1%
Spider-Man 2 -- CDN $28,299,340 -- N.AM $301,712,000 -- 9.4%

A Cinderella Story -- CDN $1,114,979 -- N.AM $13,800,000 -- 8.1%
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy -- CDN $4,022,064 -- N.AM $56,507,000 -- 7.1%
I, Robot -- CDN $2,568,569 -- N.AM $52,250,000 -- 4.9%


Also noteworthy: In Canada, the #8 to #10 spots were taken by Shrek 2, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Camping Sauvage; however, in North America as a whole, those spots were taken by White Chicks, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, and The Terminal.

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 03:26 PM

And now for the weekend of July 23-25:

Fahrenheit 9/11 -- CDN $14,538,636 -- N.AM $103,356,000 -- 14.1%
King Arthur -- CDN $5,532,689 -- N.AM $45,198,000 -- 12.2%

The Notebook -- CDN $6,439,686 -- N.AM $62,500,000 -- 10.3%
Shrek 2 -- CDN $41,578,212 -- N.AM $429,525,000 -- 9.7%
Spider-Man 2 -- CDN $31,706,777 -- N.AM $328,453,000 -- 9.7%
A Cinderella Story -- CDN $2,811,443 -- N.AM $29,814,000 -- 9.4%

The Bourne Supremacy -- CDN $4,346,294 -- N.AM $53,520,000 -- 8.1%
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy -- CDN $5,463,376 -- N.AM $71,185,000 -- 7.7%
I, Robot -- CDN $6,027,465 -- N.AM $95,445,000 -- 6.3%
Catwoman -- CDN $858,629 -- N.AM $17,155,000 -- 5.0%


Interesting. I would have thought the European elements in The Bourne Supremacy would have given it a special appeal in Canada, but apparently not.

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 02:44 PM

A statutory holiday last Monday apparently slowed down the update on that Canadian box-office chart. But now the figures are in for the weekend of July 30-August 1:

Fahrenheit 9/11 -- CDN $15,739,660 -- N.AM $109,442,647 -- 14.4%
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle -- CDN $599,594 -- N.AM $5,480,378 -- 10.9%
Thunderbirds -- CDN $298,011 -- N.AM $2,766,810 -- 10.8%

Spider-Man 2 -- CDN $34,019,179 -- N.AM $344,440,594 -- 9.9%
A Cinderella Story -- CDN $3,962,960 -- N.AM $40,322,944 -- 9.8%
The Bourne Supremacy -- CDN $9,564,754 -- N.AM $98,830,075 -- 9.7%

I, Robot -- CDN $7,933,887 -- N.AM $115,039,036 -- 6.9%
Catwoman -- CDN $1,822,450 -- N.AM $29,776,003 -- 6.1%
The Manchurian Candidate -- CDN $1,216,678 -- N.AM $20,018,620 -- 6.1%
The Village -- CDN $2,938,376 -- N.AM $50,746,142 -- 5.8%


In addition, Anchorman was #9 in North America but failed to make the Canadian Top Ten, while Thunderbirds was #10 in Canada but failed to make the North American Top Ten; I have included it above because it was possible to find both its Canadian and North American figures, whereas no Canadian figures are available for Anchorman.

One trend I'm noticing, BTW, is that the percentages tend to creep up from week to week -- suggesting, perhaps, that Americans drop movies faster than Canadians do? And Harold & Kumar seems to have bucked the trend of Canadian resistance to dumb, lowbrow, vulgar comedies -- but perhaps because we have more of an affinity for movies with Asian co-stars? Just a guess.

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 02:47 PM

QUOTE (Peter T Chattaway @ Aug 4 2004, 01:43 PM)
One trend I'm noticing, BTW, is that the percentages tend to creep up from week to week -- suggesting, perhaps, that Americans drop movies faster than Canadians do?

Peter, I wonder if screen counts have anything to do with that? Do you have access to the number of screens in Canada as a percentage of North America? It's possible, for example, that some prints get added here later in the run, while the number of screens is declining in the US. That would likely affect box office totals.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 01:15 PM

And now for the weekend of August 6-8:

Fahrenheit 9/11 -- CDN $16,550,064 -- N.AM $113,299,624 -- 14.6%
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle -- CDN $1,549,995 -- N.AM $12,320,632 -- 12.6%

Little Black Book -- CDN $749,001 -- N.AM $7,075,217 -- 10.6%
The Bourne Supremacy -- CDN $12,839,719 -- N.AM $124,602,435 -- 10.3%
Spider-Man 2 -- CDN $35,705,247 -- N.AM $354,501,860 -- 10.1%
Collateral -- CDN $2,207,531 -- N.AM $24,701,458 -- 8.9%

The Manchurian Candidate -- CDN $2,897,315 -- N.AM $37,965,327 -- 7.6%
The Village -- CDN $6,218,427 -- N.AM $85,612,284 -- 7.3%
I, Robot -- CDN $9,185,153 -- N.AM $126,922,313 -- 7.2%


For some reason, this week's Canadian list gives a Top Nine but not a full Top Ten; at any rate, Fahrenheit 9/11 was #9 in Canada but #11 in North America, while the #9 and #10 spots in North America were taken by Catwoman and A Cinderella Story.

Tim Willson wrote:
: Peter, I wonder if screen counts have anything to do with that? Do you have
: access to the number of screens in Canada as a percentage of North America?

Nope, alas.

: It's possible, for example, that some prints get added here later in the run, while
: the number of screens is declining in the US. That would likely affect box office
: totals.

Interesting ... do you know WHY prints would get added here, though? Are you thinking of the way films sometimes take a while to get out into the not-so-urban areas? Friends of mine in small towns in the States complain that it takes a while for films to reach them, too.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 01:28 PM

QUOTE (Tim Willson @ Aug 4 2004, 02:46 PM)
QUOTE (Peter T Chattaway @ Aug 4 2004, 01:43 PM)
One trend I'm noticing, BTW, is that the percentages tend to creep up from week to week -- suggesting, perhaps, that Americans drop movies faster than Canadians do?

Peter, I wonder if screen counts have anything to do with that? Do you have access to the number of screens in Canada as a percentage of North America? It's possible, for example, that some prints get added here later in the run, while the number of screens is declining in the US. That would likely affect box office totals.

Well we have shorter attention spans I would imagine ... and I also think we participate in group think moreso (all people do in some way or another) so if the bad buzz gets around most Americans decide against going.

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 03:32 PM

And now for the weekend of August 13-15:

Little Black Book -- CDN $1,669,182 -- N.AM $14,561,000 -- 11.5%
The Bourne Supremacy -- CDN $14,639,329 -- N.AM $139,400,000 -- 10.5%
Spider-Man 2 -- CDN $36,685,429 -- N.AM $360,861,000 -- 10.2%
Collateral -- CDN $5,162,095 -- N.AM $52,386,000 -- 9.9%

The Manchurian Candidate -- CDN $3,825,250 -- N.AM $47,975,000 -- 8.0%
The Village -- CDN $7,640,081 -- N.AM $99,736,000 -- 7.7%
Alien Vs. Predator -- CDN $2,846,703 -- N.AM $38,250,000 -- 7.4%
I, Robot -- CDN $9,892,659 -- N.AM $133,676,000 -- 7.4%
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie -- CDN $690,094 -- N.AM $9,360,000 -- 7.4%
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement -- CDN $2,438,638 -- N.AM $37,209,000 -- 6.6%

Edited by Peter T Chattaway, 16 August 2004 - 03:37 PM.


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Posted 23 August 2004 - 10:29 AM

And now for the weekend of August 20-22:

The Bourne Supremacy -- CDN $16,089,452 -- N.AM $150,571,000 -- 10.7%
Collateral -- CDN $7,214,623 -- N.AM $70,065,000 -- 10.3%
Spider-Man 2 -- CDN $37,401,783 -- N.AM $365,252,000 -- 10.2%

Alien Vs. Predator -- CDN $5,284,084 -- N.AM $63,053,000 -- 8.4%
The Manchurian Candidate -- CDN $4,494,915 -- N.AM $54,726,000 -- 8.2%
The Village -- CDN $8,454,503 -- N.AM $107,003,000 -- 7.9%
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement -- CDN $4,796,382 -- N.AM $61,364,000 -- 7.8%
Without a Paddle -- CDN $965,532 -- N.AM $13,700,000 -- 7.0%
Open Water -- CDN $973,418 -- N.AM $14,830,000 -- 6.6%
Exorcist: The Beginning -- CDN $991,274 -- N.AM $18,175,000 -- 5.5%


A couple of discrepancies: Spider-Man 2 was #9 in Canada but did not appear on the North American chart, while Garden State was #10 in North America but did not appear on the Canadian chart. Also interesting: Going the Distance, a much-hyped Canadian road-trip sex comedy, did not appear on the Canadian chart either.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 01:47 AM

And now for the weekend of August 27-29:

Hero -- CDN $2,024,098 -- N.AM $17,802,000 -- 11.4%
The Bourne Supremacy -- CDN $17,216,166 -- N.AM $157,708,000 -- 10.9%
Collateral -- CDN $8,675,587 -- N.AM $79,988,000 -- 10.8%

Suspect Zero -- CDN $344,592 -- N.AM $3,400,000 -- 10.1%
Without a Paddle -- CDN $2,642,812 -- N.AM $27,857,000 -- 9.5%
Open Water -- CDN $2,147,126 -- N.AM $23,502,000 -- 9.1%
Alien Vs. Predator -- CDN $6,285,223 -- N.AM $72,065,000 -- 8.7%

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement -- CDN $6,510,905 -- N.AM $75,050,000 -- 8.7%
Exorcist: The Beginning -- CDN $2,244,194 -- N.AM $30,821,000 -- 7.3%
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid -- CDN $692,280 -- N.AM $13,200,000 -- 5.2%


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Posted 31 August 2004 - 02:02 AM

Canadian or not, why would anyone on the whole planet earth opt for Anacondas?? let_it_all_out.gif

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 12:00 AM

And now for the weekend of September 3-5:

Hero -- CDN $4,407,504 -- N.AM $32,527,000 -- 13.6%
Collateral -- CDN $9,674,231 -- N.AM $87,416,000 -- 11.1%
The Bourne Supremacy -- CDN $18,020,436 -- N.AM $163,535,000 -- 11.0%

Without a Paddle -- CDN $3,904,199 -- N.AM $37,890,000 -- 10.3%
Vanity Fair -- CDN $575,814 -- N.AM $5,984,000 -- 9.6%
Paparazzi -- CDN $597,191 -- N.AM $6,250,000 -- 9.6%
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement -- CDN $7,556,972 -- N.AM $83,385,000 -- 9.1%

Exorcist: The Beginning -- CDN $2,837,383 -- N.AM $37,150,000 -- 7.6%
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid -- CDN $1,557,687 -- N.AM $22,252,000 -- 7.0%
Wicker Park -- CDN $347,936 -- N.AM $5,400,000 -- 6.4%


A couple of discrepancies: Exorcist: The Beginning was #10 in Canada but did not appear on the North American chart, while The Cookout was #5 on the North American chart but will not be released in Canada for another three weeks.

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 12:57 PM

And now for the weekend of September 10-12:

Hero -- CDN $5,684,226 -- N.AM $41,652,507 -- 13.6%
Collateral -- CDN $10,279,304 -- N.AM $92,691,776 -- 11.1%
The Bourne Supremacy -- CDN $18,548,762 -- N.AM $167,854,655 -- 11.1%

Paparazzi -- CDN $1,259,680 -- N.AM $12,005,971 -- 10.5%
Without a Paddle -- CDN $4,707,027 -- N.AM $45,518,563 -- 10.3%
Vanity Fair -- CDN $1,102,660 -- N.AM $11,096,102 -- 9.9%
Resident Evil: Apocalypse -- CDN $2,250,318 -- N.AM $23,036,273 -- 9.8%
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement -- CDN $8,053,615 -- N.AM $89,259,246 -- 9.0%

Cellular -- CDN $875,510 -- N.AM $10,100,571 -- 8.7%
Wicker Park -- CDN $787,416 -- N.AM $10,431,279 -- 7.5%


A couple of discrepancies: The Bourne Supremacy and Wicker Park were #7 and #10 in Canada, respectively, while Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid and Napoleon Dynamite were #6 and #10 on the North American chart. Also interesting: the somewhat-hyped comedy Intern Academy did not show up on the Canadian chart. Plus, it now turns out that The Cookout will not be released in Canada at all.

Edited by Peter T Chattaway, 14 September 2004 - 01:01 PM.


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Posted 22 September 2004 - 12:10 AM

And now for the weekend of September 17-19:

Hero -- CDN $6,270,408 -- N.AM $46,090,351 -- 13.6%
The Bourne Supremacy -- CDN $18,898,101 -- N.AM $167,854,655 -- 11.3%
Collateral -- CDN $10,654,233 -- N.AM $95,970,209 -- 11.1%
Wimbledon -- CDN $779,155 -- N.AM $7,118,985 -- 10.9%

Resident Evil: Apocalypse -- CDN $3,885,140 -- N.AM $37,031,262 -- 10.5%
Without a Paddle -- CDN $5,235,116 -- N.AM $50,325,875 -- 10.4%
Cellular -- CDN $1,855,114 -- N.AM $19,706,847 -- 9.4%
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement -- CDN $8,291,448 -- N.AM $91,894,122 -- 9.0%

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow -- CDN $1,206,381 -- N.AM $15,580,278 -- 7.7%
Mr. 3000 -- CDN $418,436 -- N.AM $8,679,028 -- 4.8%


A couple of discrepancies: The Bourne Supremacy was #9 in Canada, while Napoleon Dynamite was #8 on the North American chart.

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 05:47 PM

And now for the weekend of September 24-26:

Shaun of the Dead -- CDN $476,202 -- N.AM $3,258,000 -- 14.6%
Hero -- CDN $6,657,813 -- N.AM $49,246,000 -- 13.5%
Wimbledon -- CDN $1,543,124 -- N.AM $12,182,000 -- 12.7%
Resident Evil: Apocalypse -- CDN $4,793,326 -- N.AM $43,428,000 -- 11.0%

Without a Paddle -- CDN $5,642,933 -- N.AM $53,510,000 -- 10.5%
Cellular -- CDN $2,526,840 -- N.AM $25,061,000 -- 10.1%
The Forgotten -- CDN $2,051,741 -- N.AM $22,000,000 -- 9.3%
First Daughter -- CDN $372,547 -- N.AM $4,000,000 -- 9.3%
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow -- CDN $2,303,400 -- N.AM $25,594,000 -- 9.0%

Mr. 3000 -- CDN $835,409 -- N.AM $15,380,000 -- 5.4%

Edited by Peter T Chattaway, 27 September 2004 - 05:48 PM.


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Posted 04 October 2004 - 07:46 PM

And now for the weekend of October 1-3:

Shaun of the Dead -- CDN $1,083,069 -- N.AM $6,933,441 -- 15.6%
Wimbledon -- CDN $1,916,364 -- N.AM $14,837,630 -- 12.9%
Resident Evil: Apocalypse -- CDN $5,231,046 -- N.AM $47,027,651 -- 11.1%

The Motorcycle Diaries -- CDN $139,679 -- N.AM $1,341,265 -- 10.4%
The Forgotten -- CDN $3,938,373 -- N.AM $38,085,523 -- 10.3%
Cellular -- CDN $2,874,787 -- N.AM $28,157,508 -- 10.2%
First Daughter -- CDN $715,578 -- N.AM $7,125,371 -- 10.0%
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow -- CDN $2,833,466 -- N.AM $30,590,216 -- 9.3%

Ladder 49 -- CDN $1,754,254 -- N.AM $22,088,204 -- 7.9%
Shark Tale -- CDN $2,782,817 -- N.AM $47,604,606 -- 5.8%


A couple of discrepancies: On the Canadian chart, Wimbledon was #8 and The Motorcycle Diaries was #10, though they failed to make the North American top ten (they were #11 and #15, respectively, across the continent); taking their spots on the North American top ten were Mr. 3000 at #5 and Woman Thou Art Loosed, which has not even been released here, at #7.

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 10:18 AM

And now for the weekend of October 8-10:

Shaun of the Dead -- CDN $1,637,170 -- N.AM $9,457,504 -- 17.3%
The Motorcycle Diaries -- CDN $454,091 -- N.AM $3,293,132 -- 13.8%
Raise Your Voice -- CDN $507,789 -- N.AM $4,022,693 -- 12.6%
The Forgotten -- CDN $5,318,567 -- N.AM $48,721,387 -- 10.9%

Ladder 49 -- CDN $4,106,640 -- N.AM $41,025,820 -- 10.0%
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow -- CDN $3,192,889 -- N.AM $33,932,601 -- 9.4%

Shark Tale -- CDN $6,268,227 -- N.AM $87,350,275 -- 7.2%
Taxi -- CDN $837,660 -- N.AM $12,650,911 -- 6.6%
Friday Night Lights -- CDN $961,437 -- N.AM $20,269,025 -- 4.7%


A couple of discrepancies: Les Choristes was #9 on the Canadian chart (though it probably hasn't been released anywhere outside Quebec), while Resident Evil: Apocalypse was #10 on the North American chart.

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 01:02 PM

And now for the weekend of October 15-17:

Raise Your Voice -- CDN $1,085,981 -- N.AM $7,902,305 -- 13.7%
The Motorcycle Diaries -- CDN $788,349 -- N.AM $5,748,162 -- 13.7%
Shall We Dance -- CDN $1,510,828 -- N.AM $11,783,467 -- 12.8%
The Forgotten -- CDN $6,408,441 -- N.AM $57,160,305 -- 11.2%
Ladder 49 -- CDN $5,856,830 -- N.AM $53,747,377 -- 10.9%

Team America: World Police -- CDN $1,212,075 -- N.AM $12,120,358 -- 10.0%
Shark Tale -- CDN $9,515,718 -- N.AM $118,724,863 -- 8.0%
Taxi -- CDN $1,818,342 -- N.AM $23,891,719 -- 7.6%
Friday Night Lights -- CDN $2,119,035 -- N.AM $37,819,455 -- 5.6%


A couple of discrepancies: Les Choristes was #10 on the Canadian chart, while Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow was #10 on the North American chart.

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 11:34 AM

And now for the weekend of October 22-24:

Shall We Dance -- CDN $3,540,491 -- N.AM $24,442,000 -- 14.5%
The Forgotten -- CDN $7,046,660 -- N.AM $62,000,000 -- 11.4%
Team America: World Police -- CDN $2,536,826 -- N.AM $22,327,000 -- 11.4%
Ladder 49 -- CDN $6,903,059 -- N.AM $61,457,000 -- 11.2%

Surviving Christmas -- CDN $433,981 -- N.AM $4,500,000 -- 9.6%
Shark Tale -- CDN $11,385,293 -- N.AM $136,973,000 -- 8.3%
The Grudge -- CDN $3,165,125 -- N.AM $40,000,000 -- 7.9%
Taxi -- CDN $2,284,008 -- N.AM $29,856,000 -- 7.7%
I Heart Huckabees -- CDN $383,079 -- N.AM $5,905,000 -- 6.5%
Friday Night Lights -- CDN $2,683,781 -- N.AM $47,284,000 -- 5.7%