Wednesday, 22 April 2009

On the Edge of 17, Again: Canadian, North American & UK Box Office April 17, 2009 Weekend

17 Again tops the Canadian and North American box office charts on it's opening weekend. This makes the second week in a row of top honours going to the younger crowd with last weeks opening of Hannah Montana: The Movie. State of Play did land in the top 5 for both in it's debut week, whereas Crank: High Voltage only came in 6th in Canada and North America, and 5th in the UK. Fast & Furious and Monsters vs. Aliens are both holding on strong settling in the top tier of the charts.

In the Loop which debuted in the UK at #8 is a political comedy starring Tom Hollender, Steve Coogan and James Gandolfini got a stellar review on the Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Review podcast from April 17, 2009 (which also confirmed my suspicious when it described Crank: High Voltage as a film that 'hates women'). In the Loop is set for a limited US release on July 24, 2009 but no info yet for a Canadian release. Fingers crossed we will see it in theatres here this year.

Top 20 Movies in Canada for the April 17, 2009 weekend
1. 17 Again *
2. Hannah Montana: The Movie
3. Monsters vs. Aliens
4. State of Play *
5. Fast & Furious
6. Crank: High Voltage *
7. I Love You, Man
8. Observe and Report
9. Knowing
10. Met Opera: Madama Butterfly *
11. Dragonball: Evolution
12. The Haunting in Connecticut
13. Adventureland
14. Duplicity
15. Tera Mera Ki Rishta
16. Sunshine Cleaning
17. Watchmen
18. Under the Sea 3D
19. Taken
20. Two Lovers

Top 20 Movies in North America for the April 17, 2009 weekend
1. 17 Again *
2. State of Play *
3. Hannah Montana: The Movie
4. Monsters vs. Aliens
5. Fast & Furious
6. Crank: High Voltage *
7. Observe and Report
8. Knowing
9. I Love You, Man
10. The Haunting in Connecticut
11. Dragonball: Evolution
12. Adventureland
13. Duplicity
14. Sunshine Cleaning
15. Race to Witch Mountain
16. Taken
17. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
18. The Last House on the Left
19. 12 Rounds
20. Sin Nombre

Top 10 Movies in the UK for the April 17, 2009 weekend
1. Monsters vs Aliens
2. Fast & Furious
3. 17 Again
4. I Love You, Man *
5. Crank: High Voltage *
6. The Boat That Rocked
7. Race to Witch Mountain
8. In the Loop *
9. Knowing
10. Marley & Me

* indicates opening weekend in noted location, red text indicates Canadian film release

Source: Canada & North America info, UK info

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