Paul W.S. Anderson's 'Pompeii' Nabs Canada's Box-Office Trophy

The high-profile flop was still the biggest local box-office earner among Canadian films last year.

Pompeii, Paul W.S. Anderson's high-profile flop, was still the biggest local box-office earner among Canadian films last year. As such, the Germany-Canada co-production will pick up a Golden Screen award as the top-grossing local movie at the Canadian Screen Awards on March 1 in Toronto, organizers said Wednesday.

Pompeii grossed over $4 million in Canada in 2014, enabling Canadian co-producer Don Carmody to grab his ninth Golden Screen trophy for Anderson's 3D disaster movie fully financed by German partner Constantin Film and shot in Toronto.

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Pompeii starred Keifer Sutherland, Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Jessica Lucas. Earlier and more successful co-productions between Carmody and Constantin like The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Resident Evil: Retribution and Resident Evil: Afterlife also earned Golden Screen awards.

Sutherland, who played the villain in Pompeii, will be a presenter at the Canadian Screen Awards, which are to feature first-time Golden Screen trophies for the most watched Canadian TV series.

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