Quebec box office: nearly $2 million for December 23

Quebec box office: nearly $2 million for 23 debuts ;cember


After five weeks on screens, the feature film 23 December continues to do well at the box office. It was the third most-watched film in Quebec over Christmas and New Year's weekends, after the Avatarand Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.

With gross receipts totaling $1,859,458 as of January 1, the film is poised to smash two million at the box office. 

The romantic Christmas comedy directed by Miryam Bouchard, which stars Virginie Fortin, François Arnaud, Catherine Brunet, Stéphane Rousseau, Michel Barrette, Guylaine Tremblay and Christine Beaulieu, attracted more people during the Christmas Day weekend. 'An that during the Christmas one.

It raised $81,392 on December 23, 24 and 25 and $103,902 on December 30 and 31 and January 1.

The Last December 21, December 23 became the most watched Quebec film in 2022 with 1.4 million in Quebec box office revenue. 

At the other end of the line, screenwriter India Desjardins simply cannot believe this hard-to-predict success. 

“We thought it was to come back down after Christmas, but it goes back. I was not expecting that at all. It's unexpected and it's crazy. People are talking about it and they are going to see it. It warms the heart, ”she said in a telephone interview.

A billion for Avatar 2

The screenwriter receives a lot of messages from the public, whether through social networks and on the street.

“People write to me and stop me in the street to tell me all kinds of good business. I've been told a lot about people staying in the room during the end credits and clapping their hands around the Beau Dommage song. I have received so many beautiful messages,” she remarked.

India Desjardins recalls that she has supported this project for a long time, that there have been many obstacles and that she is simply happy to see such a great response from the public.

“It's fun. I wanted to make a bright film after the two pandemic Christmases where we couldn't get together as a family, ”she added.

Avatar: the way of the water is still at the top of the Quebec box office with gross receipts of 10,142,776 as of January 1, 2023. We then find, in second place, Black Panther: Long Live Wakanda with receipts of $5,234,371). The feature film December 23 comes in third place.

James Cameron's film smashed a billion dollars in box office worldwide in 14 days.

For the third installment, which should be launched in December 2024, the director will introduce a Na 'vi vicious in the universe of Pandora. This he confirmed in the French publication 20 Minutes.

“I want to show the Na’vi tribe from another angle. We have only seen, until now, their beautiful sides. We will explore new worlds and evolve the story,” he said.

Between January 30 and January 1, the second installment of James Cameron's Avatar ($1,819,107 ), Puss in Boots: The Last Wish ($346,045), December 23 ($103,902), Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody ($76,138) and Black Panther: Long Live Wakanda ($64,180) were the most popular films. 

Then we find Babylon ($47,017), Avalonia: A Strange World ($37,096), O Violent Night ($22,212), The Whale (20 $303) and the Tempest ($20,028).