Top 15 Movies in Theatres this week

Here are The Top 15 Movies based on FoundLocally's analysis of how many screens across Canada (out of about 2000) cinema owners devote to each movie. Movie theatre owners anticipate which movies should draw more people and therefore allocate more screens. ( for week of Friday, September 22nd)

EDITORS NOTE: But, is that the "chicken" or the "egg"? Some consider it more more relevant estimate a movie's staying power (ie best viewing bets, week after week) and screen percentage AFTER their first weekend of release. This is more indicative of REAL audience demand for a movie, not just the critics' prespective. See how last week's * (new) movies rank in this week's ranking.

Multi-screen cinemas also have theatres of different sizes (the larges theatre halls are typically those closest to the popcorn stands), so just seeing the count of cinmas showing a movie is not exact. When a movie is UNEXPECTEDLY POPULAR, theatre owners can swap slarger & smaller halls with another film (made even easier now with digital movie distribution---no lugging of flims between projectors), so they can pack everbyody into the hall ideally suited for the movie AUDIENCES WANT TO SEE. a

This Week's TOP MOVIES: (75% of screens, 33% new releases*)

Rank

Movies

Screens

1

CLICK for movie review The LEGO Ninjago Movie*

 16%

2

CLICK for movie review Kingsman: The Golden Circle*

 13%

3

CLICK for movie review It

 8%

4

CLICK for movie review American Assassin

 7%

5

CLICK for movie review Home Again

 5%

6

CLICK for movie review The Hitman's Bodyguard

 5%

7

CLICK for movie review Mother!

 4%

8

CLICK for movie review Spider-Man: Homecoming

 3%

9

CLICK for movie review Wind River

 3%

10

CLICK for movie review Dunkirk

 2%

11

CLICK for movie review Friend Request*

 2%

12

CLICK for movie review Stronger*

 2%

13

CLICK for movie review The Emoji Movie

 2%

14

CLICK for movie review Despicable Me 3

 1%

15

CLICK for movie review Annabelle: Creation

 1%

* mark new movies this week, ** marks movies for mid-week release (if applicable),

Last Week's Top Movies: (73% of screens, 15% new releases*)

Rank

Movies

Screens

1

CLICK for movie review It

 13%

2

CLICK for movie review American Assassin*

 7%

3

CLICK for movie review Home Again

 6%

4

CLICK for movie review The Hitman's Bodyguard

 6%

5

CLICK for movie review Spider-Man: Homecoming

 6%

6

CLICK for movie review Mother!*

 5%

7

CLICK for movie review Wind River

 4%

8

CLICK for movie review Dunkirk

 4%

9

CLICK for movie review The Emoji Movie

 4%

10

CLICK for movie review Annabelle: Creation

 4%

11

CLICK for movie review Despicable Me 3

 3%

12

CLICK for movie review Long Time Running*

 3%

13

CLICK for movie review The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

 3%

14

CLICK for movie review The Glass Castle

 2%

15

CLICK for movie review Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

 2%

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