Top movies in Canada, Sept. 18-24: Quebec thriller Détour debuts
The Quebec filmDétour, which will have its English-language debut at the Vancouver International Film Festival (October 6 and 7), debuted on the domestic box office charts at number three during the week of September 18 to 24.
The thriller follows a shy secretary who goes to a small town on the St. Lawrence to present plans for a water park development project. While he faces resistance from the locals, he also falls for a woman with a possessive, aggressive boyfriend.
Meanwhile, De pí¨re en flic rose to the top of the domestic charts again, beating 1981 only marginally.
On the international charts, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs hit the number one position with $3,561,235.
Top Canadian films, Sept. 18-24
1. De pí¨re en flic ($142,641; 51 theatres)
2. 1981 ($141,712; 42 theatres)
3. Détour ($85,734; 37 theatres)
4. Les pieds dans le vide ($16,910; 10 theatres)
5. Un cargo pour l'Afrique ($15,968; 27 theatres)
Top international movies in Canada, Sept. 18-24
1. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
2. The Informant!
3. Love Happens
4. Inglourious Basterds
5. Jennifer's Body
7. All About Steve
8. District 9
9. The Final Destination