Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday Box Office Movie ReCap - The Tweens stand alone!

Let’s keep this short and sweet, since I am not particular about any of the movies on the list, nor has my lazy ass seen them. This weekend, and as no surprise to anyone, Disney’s High School Musical 3: Senior Year blew away the competition and pulled in $42 Million putting it at the number one spot at the box office this weekend. This major amount also has the first time to big screen cable giant tween sensation setting the record for the highest grossing weekend for a musical ever! The anticipated success of this movie finally coming to the big screens was accentuated by smart marketing efforts and lull in tween comedies at the box office. The weekend success also confirmed that Zac Efron pulls some weight in Hollywood and pulls in dollars at the box office, the remake of “Footloose” starring Efron is reportedly on its way! In a close second was the fifth installment in the horror franchise that is SAW, which had the torture porn classic Saw V bringing in $30 Million dollars the weekend before Halloween. Max Payne, last week’s number one, kept strong with a third place finish and another $7 Million to add to their till. “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” is still holding weight, coming in fourth overall and the new Irish-cop drama “Pride & Glory” came in fifth with a little over $6 Million.

Here is the rest of the Box Office Top ten, courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
1. High School Musical 3: Senior Year - $42 million
2. Saw V - $30 million
3. Max Payne - $7.6 million
4. Beverly Hills Chihuahua - $6.9 million
5. Pride & Glory - $6.3 million
6. The Secret Life of Bees - $6.1 million
7. W. - $5.1 million
8. Eagle Eye - $5 million
9. Body of Lies - $4.1 million
10. Quarantine - $2.6 million