Canadian Hockey Comedy Goon Scores Golden Box Office Award

Canadian Hockey Comedy Goon Scores Golden Box Office Award

June 10, 2013

Hockey comedy-with-a-heart Goon has scored top honours for generating the highest domestic box office for a Canadian-made, English-language feature film in 2012.

Telefilm Canada’s fourth annual Golden Box Office Award recognizes the Canadian writer and director with a $20,000 cash prize for director Michael Dowse. A shared $20,000 cash award goes to co-writers Jay Baruchel (who also stars in the movie) and Evan Goldberg.

The total domestic gross on Goon was $4.1 million. On its opening weekend alone, Goon grossed an estimated $1.2 million, according to Telefilm Canada.

Goldberg told the Star last week he and Baruchel plan to team again on a Goon sequel. Dowse has said he’d like to be involved as soon as a script is finished.

Previous Goldie winning films include Barney’s VersionSplice and Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day.

The Goldie awards will be handed out Tuesday in a ceremony at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Dowse, Baruchel and fellow Goon stars including Marc-André Grondinare expected to attend.