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HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 opens big!

Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 opened to a very impressive 42 million in ticket sales, giving it the biggest opening ever for a musical, surpassing this year’s Mamma Mia, which grossed 27.8 million in its first weekend out. This is a somewhat unusual story, as the first two entries in the series were produced as TV movies that aired and gained tremendous popularity on the Disney channel. I would expect Disney to put a fourth entry into production as quickly as possible as the cast isn’t getting any younger. 

SAW V continued that franchise’s tradition for big openings in the month of October. The latest critic-proof entry did 30.5 million in ticket-sales, placing second. By Tuesday morning the Saw series will be the highest grossing franchise in the history of horror movies, surpassing the FRIDAY THE 13th series which produced eleven films and grossed 318 million overall! 

One other story of mention at the box-office; Warner Bros cop drama, PRIDE and GLORY, garnered little interest with the film pulling in a very weak 6.3 million in its opening frame, placing fifth. It’s also further proof that good actors like Edward Norton and Colin Farrell can’t open a film. Here’s a look at the weekend’s Top Ten.

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October 26, 2008 - Posted by | Reviews | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I was disappointed watching Saw V. Everything has now been done before. I thought Saw IV wrapped up the series nicely and this one came out just to make some coin. Hopefully there will not be a Saw VI!

    Comment by robd99 | October 31, 2008 | Reply


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