Michael Jackson tops Canadian weekend box office
MJ still has it.
As expected, Michael Jackon's This Is It topped the Canadian weekend box office, grossing $1.9 million.
After opening on Wednedsay, October 28, it hauled in a total of $2.8 million. It also debuted in the number one spot on North American charts, with a weekend gross of $21.3 million (USD) and a total gross of $32.51 million (USD).
Meanwhile, horror films got somewhat of a boost from moviegoers seeking thrills and chills on the Halloween weekend. The low-budget frightfest Paranormal Activity continued its upward climb, rising from fourth to second place with $1.22 million.
Halloween II , originally released in August, came in third place ($954,830).
Top films in Canada, Oct. 30 weekend
1. Michael Jackson's This Is It ($1.9 million)
2. Paranormal Activity ($1.22 million)
3. Halloween II ($954,830)
4. Couples Retreat ($609,364)
5. Saw VI ($445,331)
6. Where the Wild Things Are ($402,456)
7. Astro Boy ($302,211)
8. Zombieland ($300,574)
9. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs ($258,230)
10. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant ($233,914)
Top films in North America, Oct. 30 weekend
1. Michael Jackson's This Is It
2. Paranormal Activity
3. Law Abiding Citizen
4. Couples Retreat
5. Saw VI
6. Where the Wild Things Are
7. The Stepfather
8. Astro Boy
10. Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant