Porky’s Dethroned !

Since its release in 1982, the coming of age comedy Porky’s has had the distinction of being the most successful Canadian film with a worldwide box office tally of around $111 Million.

Today the Ontario Media Development Corporation announced that Resident Evil: Afterlife has moved into the top spot with a worldwide gross of  $280 Million.  Resident Evil: Afterlife is the fourth installment of the science fiction action series set in a post-apocalyptic world.  What set this installment apart from the earlier ones is the use of cutting-edge 3D technology.

Question: What common element do both Porky’s and Resident Evil: Afterlife share? 

Answer: Veteran Canadian producer Don Carmody  produced both films.   A tip of the hat to Mr. Carmody.

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Ken Dhaliwal

About Ken Dhaliwal

Ken Dhaliwal is a Partner in Dentons’ Toronto office; he joined the firm in 2014 from another Canadian law firm and has been practicing entertainment law for over 20 years. Ken focuses on the areas of media, entertainment and intellectual property law. Ken’s national and international film, television and on-line clients are involved in a wide range of activities from financing to production and distribution. Ken acts for independent producers, Canadian and foreign broadcasters, major Hollywood studios, online providers, television and film distributors, banks, private equity as well as creators and artists.

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