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.