Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Déjà vu Week: Canadian, North American & UK Box Office October 23, 2009 Weekend

I had a sense of déjà vu when looking up the new box office numbers as they are similar to last week with Law Abiding Citizen being #1 again in Canada and the same with Up being #1 in the UK. The #1 in North America did shift from Where the Wild Things Are to this week with Paranormal Activity. Looks like folks are getting revved up for Halloween scares! Saw VI follows suit and debuts at #2 in North America and the UK but only hits #5 in Canada. The more kid-friendly releases of Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant and Astro Boy both debut at in the #5-10 range, perhaps they were their own competition? Promising UK debut of Wes Anderson jump into animation with Fantastic Mr. Fox debuting at #3, it will be released here in Canada on Wednesday November 25, 2009 oddly for American Thanksgiving weekend.

Top 20 Movies in Canada for the October 23, 2009 weekend
1. Law Abiding Citizen
2. Couples Retreat
3. Where the Wild Things Are
4. Paranormal Activity
5. Saw VI *
6. Astro Boy *
7. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
8. Zombieland
9. The Metropolitan Opera: Aida
10. Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant *
11. The Stepfather
12. Amelia *
13. The Invention of Lying
14. A Serious Man
15. Surrogates
16. Capitalism: A Love Story
17. 5150 Elm's Way
18. Coco Before Chanel
19. An Education *
20. Whip It

Top 20 Movies in North America for the October 23, 2009 weekend
1. Paranormal Activity
2. Saw VI *
3. Where the Wild Things Are
4. Law Abiding Citizen
5. Couples Retreat
6. Astro Boy *
7. Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant *
8. The Stepfather
9. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
10. Zombieland
11. Amelia *
12. A Serious Man
13. Toy Story & Toy Story 2 Double Feature in 3D
14. Good Hair
15. The Invention of Lying
16. Capitalism: A Love Story
17. Surrogates
18. Whip It
19. An Education
20. The Informant!

Top 10 Movies in the UK for the October 23, 2009 weekend
1. Up
2. Saw VI *
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox *
4. Couples Retreat
5. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant *
6. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
7. The Invention of Lying
8. Zombieland
9. Fame (2009)
10. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

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

Source: Canada & North America info, UK info

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