Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Box Office #1 in 2009 - Canada, North America and the UK

Taking a look back over the year through the eyes of the Box Office is an interesting way to see what the year was like. There were the big films throughout - Watchmen, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Avatar, there were the surprizes: Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Taken, Zombieland and the Blind Side, and I'm sure there were bombs too but this is a look at the #1's.

Canadian Box Office
Only one film claimed the fame of three straight weeks running and that was The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and we knew the film would do well but that is extraordinary. On the flip side to that one of the biggest surprizes was Paul Blart: Mall Cop sticking out the #1 for not only it's first but also it's second week. Strong word of mouth films came were The Hangover landing the #1 spot in its 2nd week and Inglourious Basterds took the #1 spot on it's 1st and 3rd week. Longevity award goes to Slumdog Millionaire which topped the charts in it's 15th & 16th week which was the weekend before and after the Oscar Awards where it sweeped, winning 8 awards. Out of the years 52 weeks, 36 times the #1 spot went to a film in it's debut week.

North American Box Office
In terms of North American Box Office, all but 13 weeks were the same between the Canadian and North American Box Office #1, three of those 13 weeks went to Tyler Perry films, and many others went to films in their debut weeks where there #1 persisted in Canada for two straight weeks. Out of the years 52 weeks, 39 times the #1 spot went to a film in it's debut week.

UK Box Office
Watching the box office over in the UK has been really interesting and often the same films end up at number one but not all are released on the same weekend. It's also a great opportunity to get an idea of UK films to look forward to when they make their release over here on this side of the pond. It also had a three week running box office topper with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Out of the years 52 weeks, 33 times the #1 spot went to a film in it's debut week.

Click through on date to see box office detail for the individual weeks. To see list of 2009 Box Office #1 by Weekend Gross click here.

Canadian Box Office #1's for 2009
Jan 2, 2009 - Marley & Me (2nd week)
Jan 9, 2009 - Bride Wars (1st week)
Jan 16, 2009 - Paul Blart: Mall Cop (1st week)
Jan 23, 2009 - Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2nd week)
Jan 30, 2009 -Taken (1st week)
Feb 6, 2009 - He's Just Not That Into You (1st week)
Feb 13, 2009 - Friday the 13th (2009) (1st week)
Feb 20, 2009 - Slumdog Millionaire (15th week)
Feb 27, 2009 - Slumdog Millionaire (16th week)
March 6, 2009 - Watchmen (1st week)
March 13, 2009 - Watchmen (2nd week)
March 20, 2009 - Knowing (1st week)
March 27, 2009 - Monsters vs. Aliens (1st week)
Apr 3, 2009 - Fast & Furious (1st week)
Apr 10, 2009 - Hannah Montana: The Movie (1st week)
Apr 17, 2009 - 17 Again (1st week)
Apr 24, 2009 - 17 Again (2nd week)
May 1, 2009 - X-Men Origins: Wolverine (1st week)
May 8, 2009 - Star Trek (1st week)
May 15, 2009 - Angels & Demons (1st week)
May 22, 2009 - Terminator Salvation (1st week)
May 29, 2009 - Up (1st week)
June 5, 2009 - Up (2nd week)
June 12, 2009 - The Hangover (2nd week)
June 19, 2009 - The Proposal (1st week)
June 26, 2009 - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (1st week)
July 3, 2009 - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2nd week)
July 10, 2009 - Brüno (1st week)
July 17, 2009 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (1st week)
July 24, 2009 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2nd week)
July 31, 2009 - Funny People (1st week)
Aug 7, 2009 - G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (1st week)
Aug 14, 2009 - District 9 (1st week)
Aug 21, 2009 - Inglourious Basterds (1st week)
Aug 28, 2009 - The Final Destination (1st week)
Sept 4, 2009 - Inglourious Basterds (3rd week)
Sept 11, 2009 - 9 (1st week)
Sept 18, 2009 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1st week)
Sept 25, 2009 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2nd week)
Oct 2, 2009 - Zombieland (1st week)
Oct 9, 2009 - Couples Retreat (1st week)
Oct 16, 2009 - Law Abiding Citizen (1st week)
Oct 23, 2009 - Law Abiding Citizen (2nd week)
Oct 30, 2009 - Michael Jackson's This Is It (1st week)
Nov 6, 2009 - Disney's A Christmas Carol (1st week)
Nov 13, 2009 - 2012 (1st week)
Nov 20, 2009 - The Twilight Saga: New Moon (1st week)
Nov 27, 2009 - The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2nd week)
Dec 4, 2009 - The Twilight Saga: New Moon (3rd week)
Dec 11, 2009 - The Princess and the Frog (1st week)
Dec 18, 2009 - Avatar (1st week)
Dec 25, 2009 - Avatar (2nd week)

North American Box Office #1's for 2009
Jan 2, 2009 - Marley & Me (2nd week)
Jan 9, 2009 - Gran Torino (5th week)
Jan 16, 2009 - Paul Blart: Mall Cop (1st week)
Jan 23, 2009 - Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2nd week)
Jan 30, 2009 -Taken (1st week)
Feb 6, 2009 - He's Just Not That Into You (1st week)
Feb 13, 2009 - Friday the 13th (2009) (1st week)
Feb 20, 2009 - Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail (1st week)
Feb 27, 2009 - Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail (2nd week)
March 6, 2009 - Watchmen (1st week)
March 13, 2009 - Race to Witch Mountain (1st week)
March 20, 2009 - Knowing (1st week)
March 27, 2009 - Monsters vs. Aliens (1st week)
Apr 3, 2009 - Fast & Furious (1st week)
Apr 10, 2009 - Hannah Montana: The Movie (1st week)
Apr 17, 2009 - 17 Again (1st week)
Apr 24, 2009 - Obsessed (1st week)
May 1, 2009 - X-Men Origins: Wolverine (1st week)
May 8, 2009 - Star Trek (1st week)
May 15, 2009 - Angels & Demons (1st week)
May 22, 2009 - Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (1st week)
May 29, 2009 - Up (1st week)
June 5, 2009 - The Hangover (1st week)
June 12, 2009 - The Hangover (2nd week)
June 19, 2009 - The Proposal (1st week)
June 26, 2009 - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (1st week)
July 3, 2009 - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2nd week)
July 10, 2009 - Brüno (1st week)
July 17, 2009 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (1st week)
July 24, 2009 - G-Force (1st week)
July 31, 2009 - Funny People (1st week)
Aug 7, 2009 - G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (1st week)
Aug 14, 2009 - District 9 (1st week)
Aug 21, 2009 - Inglourious Basterds (1st week)
Aug 28, 2009 - The Final Destination (1st week)
Sept 4, 2009 - The Final Destination (2nd week)
Sept 11, 2009 - Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself (1st week)
Sept 18, 2009 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1st week)
Sept 25, 2009 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2nd week)
Oct 2, 2009 - Zombieland (1st week)
Oct 9, 2009 - Couples Retreat (1st week)
Oct 16, 2009 - Where the Wild Things Are (1st week)
Oct 23, 2009 - Paranormal Activity (1st week)
Oct 30, 2009 - Michael Jackson's This Is It (1st week)
Nov 6, 2009 - Disney's A Christmas Carol (1st week)
Nov 13, 2009 - 2012 (1st week)
Nov 20, 2009 - The Twilight Saga: New Moon (1st week)
Nov 27, 2009 - The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2nd week)
Dec 4, 2009 - The Blind Side (3rd week)
Dec 11, 2009 - The Princess and the Frog (1st week)
Dec 18, 2009 - Avatar (1st week)
Dec 25, 2009 - Avatar (2nd week)

UK Box Office #1's for 2009
Jan 2, 2009 - Yes Man (2nd week)
Jan 9, 2009 - Role Models (1st week)
Jan 16, 2009 -Slumdog Millionaire (2nd week)
Jan 23, 2009 - Slumdog Millionaire (3rd week)
Jan 30, 2009 -Slumdog Millionaire (4th week)
Feb 6, 2009 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (1st week)
Feb 13, 2009 - Bolt (1st week)
Feb 20, 2009 - Bolt (2nd week)
Feb 27, 2009 - Slumdog Millionaire (8th week)
March 6, 2009 - Watchmen (1st week)
March 13, 2009 - Marley & Me (1st week)
March 20, 2009 - Marley & Me (2nd week)
March 27, 2009 - Knowing (1st week)
Apr 3, 2009 - Monsters vs. Aliens (1st week)
Apr 10, 2009 - Fast & Furious (1st week)
Apr 17, 2009 - Monsters vs. Aliens (3rd week)
Apr 24, 2009 - State of Play (1st week)
May 1, 2009 - X-Men Origins: Wolverine (1st week)
May 8, 2009 - Star Trek (1st week)
May 15, 2009 - Angels & Demons (1st week)
May 22, 2009 - Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (1st week)
May 29, 2009 - Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2nd week)
June 5, 2009 - Terminator Salvation (1st week)
June 12, 2009 - The Hangover (1st week)
June 19, 2009 - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (1st week)
June 26, 2009 - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2nd week)
July 3, 2009 - Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (1st week)
July 10, 2009 - Brüno (1st week)
July 17, 2009 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (1st week)
July 24, 2009 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2nd week)
July 31, 2009 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (3rd week)
Aug 7, 2009 - The Ugly Truth (1st week)
Aug 14, 2009 - The Time Traveller's Wife (1st week)
Aug 21, 2009 - Inglourious Basterds (1st week)
Aug 28, 2009 - The Final Destination (1st week)
Sept 4, 2009 - District 9 (1st week)
Sept 11, 2009 - District 9 (2nd week)
Sept 18, 2009 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1st week)
Sept 25, 2009 - Fame (2009) (1st week)
Oct 2, 2009 - Fame (2009) (2nd week)
Oct 9, 2009 - Up (1st week)
Oct 16, 2009 - Up (2nd week)
Oct 23, 2009 - Up (3rd week)
Oct 30, 2009 - Michael Jackson's This Is It (1st week)
Nov 6, 2009 - Disney's A Christmas Carol (1st week)
Nov 13, 2009 - 2012 (1st week)
Nov 20, 2009 - The Twilight Saga: New Moon (1st week)
Nov 27, 2009 - The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2nd week)
Dec 4, 2009 - Paranormal Activity (1st week)
Dec 11, 2009 - Disney's A Christmas Carol (6th week)
Dec 18, 2009 - Avatar (1st week)
Dec 25, 2009 - Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (1st week)

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