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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Canada's 2012 Box Office, By the Numbers

Canadian box office revenues were up nine percent in 2012 over 2011, bringing in close to $1.1 billion across the country. To no one's surprise, The Avengers led the way with $58.4 million. It was followed by The Dark Knight Rises ($46.2m), Skyfall ($42.6m), The Hunger Games ($40.2m), and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($32.2m).

Canadian films specifically, on the other hand, saw a drop in their 2012 fortunes. They made a total of $25.06 million, or around 2.5 percent of the total Canadian box. That's down nearly 12 percent from 2011. Resident Evil: Retribution, the latest installment in the horror franchise, topped the list, bringing in $5.2 million. Goon, a hockey comedy, came in second with $4.15 million.

Quebec-made films generally rule the box office among domestic films, but that was not the case in 2012. The top Quebec film was Omerta: The Movie with $2.74 million. Another, Monsieur Lazhar, brought in $2.12 million in 2012 despite being released in October of 2011.

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