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High School Musical 3: Senior Year Archives -

High School Musical 3: Senior Year Archives -

Pau Brunet


2008/11/03 at 12:00am

‘High School Musical 3’ frights up a consecutive #1!

'High School Musical 3' frights up a consecutive #1!

Halloween weekend started out with a true fright at the box office, as people were spooked away from all the movies in the multiplex and presumably hearty holdovers suffered huge declines. But as the trick-or-treaters came in from the chilly night and their candy comas set in, High School Musical 3: Senior Year rebounded to win its second straight weekend, and Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Clint Eastwood’s Changeling also fared well enough. The Haunting of Molly Hartley, however, scared up little business.

In the end, some familiar films dominated the top of the chart. HSM3 banked $15 mil, according to Sunday’s estimates. Despite dropping 64 percent from its winning opening, the tween musical’s 10-day sum now stands at $61.8 mil. Still, it should be gone by next weekend, when Madagascar 2 hits theaters. Also hanging on despite heavy losses was Saw V (No. 3), which brought in $10.1 mil — a heart stopping 66 percent drop from its big bow a week ago.

But among new movies, Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno (No. 2) fared best, grossing $10.7 mil on the weekend. While not very impressive, that total is on par with the $10.1 mil that the lowbrow auteur’s previous release, Clerks II, made in its first frame more than two years ago, and, actually, it’s Smith’s second-best bow ever (after Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back‘s $11 mil debut). Not ditto for star Seth Rogen, who has grown accustomed to $20 mil-plus premieres lately (like Pineapple Express‘ $23.2 mil, Superbad‘s $33.1 mil, and Knocked Up‘s $30.7 mil), although at least he avoids the embarrassment of a true flop.

Buoyed by a sweet A- CinemaScore review from a substantially older audience, Changeling (No. 4) capitalized on being the only grown-up film in the marketplace by bringing in $9.4 mil, a sum that’s more than double the $3.9 mil that star Angelina Jolie’s last drama, 2007’s A Mighty Heart, earned on its first weekend. And, hey, with the second-, third-, and fourth-place movies all banking nearly the same number of bucks, Changeling could conceivably move up in the weekend rankings when the final numbers come out on Monday.

Rounding out the top five was The Haunting of Molly Hartley, with a weak $6 mil take. Boo, indeed!

Overall, the cumulative box office was down more than 36 percent from the same frame a year ago, when Halloween fell on a less financially intrusive Wednesday and American Gangster and Bee Movie led the way. And now it’s time for me to buzz off.

# TITLE % Gross Theaters Avg. Cume Dist. Bdgt.
1 High School Musical 3
-56% $18’5M 3’635 $5’090 $61’4M Disney $11M
2 Zack & Miri Make a Porno $10’2M 2’750 $3’820 $10’2M Weinstein $25M
3 Saw V -58% $10’1M 3’086 $3’265 $48M Lionsgate $10’8M
4 Changeling $9’4M 1’870 $5’080 $10M Universal
5 The Haunting of Molley Hartley


2’630 $2’240 $5’8M Freestyle $5M
6 Beverly Hills Chihuahua -34% $4’7M 3’008 $1’580 $84M Disney
Pau Brunet


2008/10/27 at 12:00am

"High School Musical 3 sings itself to #1 at the box office!

"High School Musical 3 sings itself to #1 at the box office!

In one of the more unusual duels at the North American box office, a perky Disney romantic musical trumped the fifth installment in the grisly “Saw” horror series, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday.

“High School Musical 3: Senior Year,” the first big-screen adaptation of Walt Disney Co’s popular TV movie franchise, sold $42 million worth of tickets during its first three days. The opening sets a new record for a musical, surpassing the $27.8 million bow of the ABBA-themed romance “Mamma Mia!” in July.

“Saw V” followed with $30.5 million, in line with the previous three installments. Moviegoers can expect additional sequels of both films.

The one-two punch of the disparate duo propelled overall weekend sales to their highest level in 10 weeks. The top 12 films grossed $120 million, according to tracking firm Media By Numbers, up about 40 percent from both last weekend and the year-ago weekend.

But the news was not all good. The new cop drama “Pride and Glory,” starring Edward Norton and Colin Farrell, opened at No. 5 with just $6.3 million. It marks the second consecutive dud for Time Warner Inc’s Warner Bros. following “Body of Lies,” starring Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio, two weeks ago.

Disney, on the other hand, is enjoying a strong fall, first with “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” three weeks ago, and now with “High School Musical 3.” The movie also opened in 19 international markets, and was No. 1 in each of them, led by Britain with $13 million.

“Saw V” is the latest installment in the spectacularly profitable torture franchise that kicked off in 2004. Every October since then, a new “Saw” movie has opened at No. 1 in the $30 million range. Total sales peaked at $87 million for “Saw II,” and the film’s distributor, Lionsgate, hopes the new one will finish up in the $60 million range.

The studio, a unit of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, said “Saw” will soon become the biggest horror franchise, with total domestic sales about $1 million short of the $318 million haul of the 11 “Friday the 13th” films.

Last weekend’s champ, the Mark Wahlberg thriller “Max Payne,” slipped to No. 3 with $7.6 million, taking its 10-day haul to $29.7 million. The film was released by 20th Century Fox, a unit of News Corp.


1 High School Musical 3
$41’5M 3’623 $11’590 $41’5M Disney $11M
2 Saw V $30M 3’060 $8’960 $30M Lionsgate $10’8M
3 Max Payne -57% $7’5M 3’381 $2’240 $29’4M Fox $35M
4 Beverly Hills Chihuahua -39% $6’9M 3’190 $2’160 $78M Disney
5 Pride & Glory


2’585 $2’440 $6’2M NL/Warner $30M
6 The Secret Life Of Bees -44% $5’9M 1’650 $3’640 $19’1M Fox Serch. $11M
Mack Chico


2008/10/19 at 12:00am

Free tickets to High School Musical 3: Senior Year!

Free tickets to High School Musical 3: Senior Year!

How cool are we!? We just got you 5 free family pack passes to check out the hottest movie of the year! Zac, Vanessa and the rest of the cast of HSM are back for a third part.

Wanna win these hard to get tickets? If you live in New York City or in the metropolitan area, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In High School Musical 3: Senior Year, what is the name of the high school that the characters attend?

The first 5 people to answer correctly in the comments section below, will win 5 passes to go with their family or friends to the private, sneak-peak screening of High School Musical 3: Senior Year before it’s released in theaters world wide. Be the envy of your friends and see it before anyone else does!



Here are the details for time and location:

Date: Thursday, Oct. 23
Time: 7:30pm
Theater: AMC Lowes 34th Street 14
Address: 312 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001




Mack Chico


2008/10/17 at 12:00am

"High School Musical 3" – The top 6 scenes from the movie!

"High School Musical 3" - The top 6 scenes from the movie!

One of the most anticipated films of the year will be out in theaters October 24th and already has 6 of the best scenes of the film!

Director Kenny Ortega, from Spanish grandparents, leads a cast superstar kids – Zac Efron, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and Corbin Bleu.

‘High School Musical 3: Senior Year’ – as seniors in high school ,Troy and Gabriella struggle with the idea of being separated from one another as college approaches. Along with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical to address their experiences, hopes and fears about their future.

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