Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Different Strokes All Around: Canadian, North American & UK Box Office February 20, 2009 weekend

It's a week of surprizes at the box office with different #1 Films here in Canada (Slumdog Millionaire), North America (Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail) and the UK (Bolt - for the second week). Also Canada has it's quietest number 1 at $1.10 million and North America has it's strongest at $42.12 million. Very few other films with a debut this week made high marks on the charts, Fired Up! popped on the charts around the 8/9 mark in Canada and North America and although Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail was number one in North America, it ranked 18th here in Canada. There definitely are a strong number of Oscar films still in the mix, it will be interesting to see the numbers next week since now the awards have been presented.

Top 20 Movies in Canada for the February 20, 2009 weekend
1. Slumdog Millionaire
2. He's Just Not That Into You
3. Confessions of a Shopaholic
4. Taken
5. Coraline
6. Friday the 13th
7. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
8. Fired Up *
9. The International
10. The Pink Panther 2
11. Push
12. The Reader
13. Hotel For Dogs
14. Gran Torino
15. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
16. The Wrestler
17. Jag Jeondeyan De Mele *
18. Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail *
19. Polytechnique
20. Milk

Top 20 Movies in North American for the February 20, 2009 weekend
1. Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail *
2. Taken
3. Coraline
4. He's Just Not That Into You
5. Slumdog Millionaire
6. Friday the 13th
7. Confessions of a Shopaholic
8. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
9. Fired Up *
10. The International
11. The Pink Panther 2
12. Gran Torino
13. Push
14. The Reader
15. Hotel For Dogs
16. The Wrestler
17. The Uninvited
18. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
19. Milk
20. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Top 10 Movies in the UK for the February 20, 2009 weekend
1. Bolt
2. Confessions of a Shopaholic *
3. Slumdog Millionaire
4. Hotel for Dogs
5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
6. He's Just Not That Into You
7. Push *
8. The Pink Panther 2
9. Notorious
10. Vicky Cristina Barcelona

* indicates opening weekend in noted location

Source: Canada & North America info, UK info

2 comments:

blake said...

I'm shocked, and saddened at the choices my country is making at the box office. I don't see any appeal whatsoever to Tyler Perry flicks.

DG said...

I gotta say it's weird to see that the Shopaholic movie is higher in Canada and the UK than the US. I'm thinking their timing for shopping-obsessing themes movies is a year late. At least Slumdog is number one is Canada, that's a little redeeming.

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