Wednesday, 2 September 2009

The Final August Box Office Destination: Canadian, North American & UK Box Office August 28, 2009 Weekend

I'm a little surprized The Final Destination takes the triple crown this week, with Inglourious Basterds sitting neatly in the number 2 spot in its 2nd week. Rob Zombie's Halloween II lands in the top 5 in Canada and North America, and has not yet been released in the UK. Taking Woodstock debuts at 9 in North America but did not make it into the top 20. Feels like a strange end of summer week, and I wonder if Sept 5, 2009 will feel just as strange. After that we have the always odd two weekend during TIFF in Toronto that are a mix of almost no releases with films at TIFF and opening in regular theatres (Jennifer's Body, The Informant!)with almost no theatres showing anything new because it is TIFF. But, until then... there is always Gamer.

Top 20 Movies in Canada for the August 28, 2009 weekend
1. The Final Destination *
2. Inglourious Basterds
3. District 9
4. Halloween II *
5. The Time Traveler's Wife
6. Julie & Julia
7. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
8. Shorts
9. G-Force
10. The Ugly Truth
11. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
12. Post Grad
13. Father and Guns
14. The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard.
15. (500) Days of Summer
16. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
17. The Hangover
18. Under the Sea 3D
19. Les pieds dans le vide
20. Ponyo

Top 20 Movies in North America for the August 28, 2009 weekend
1. The Final Destination *
2. Inglourious Basterds
3. Halloween II *
4. District 9
5. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
6. Julie & Julia
7. The Time Traveler's Wife
8. Shorts
9. Taking Woodstock *
10. G-Force
11. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
12. (500) Days of Summer
13. Ponyo
14. The Ugly Truth
15. Post Grad
16. The Hangover
17. The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard.
18. The Proposal
19. Up
20. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Top 10 Movies in the UK for the August 28, 2009 weekend
1. The Final Destination
2. Inglourious Basterds
3. Funny People *
4. The Time Traveler's Wife
5. Aliens in the Attic
6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
7. G-Force
8. The Hurt Locker *
9. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
10. Los abrazos rotos *

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

Source: Canada & North America info, UK info

2 comments:

Univarn said...

On monday in the US all 3 of the top films failed to break the $2.5m mark, a statement that this was a one and done deal for FD and H2 (in perspective IB and D9 did over $4m the following monday and over $3m throughout the week).

Nice to see D9 outdo H2 in Canada, I knew there was a reason I liked you guys :P. Of course I'm always happy to see films like Ponyo and 500 Days of Summer get some recognition in the top 20 because they might push studios to give them more attention.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

It's true it was a pretty quiet weekend at the box office, it did somewhere between Brüno and Funny People opening weekends this summer, except in the UK where The Final Destination did slightly better than last weeks Inglourious Basterds.

I think the last weekend in August tends to be quiet, people go "Oh no! Summer is almost over!" and head out to cottages, beaches, amusement parks, etc. Myself, I was watching vampire films (of course...)

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