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EFRON JAZZ-HANDS MILEY A BOX-OFFICE DEFEAT

By 04.19.09

Cut your GD hair! And pull up your GD pants!! And stop waxing your GD eyebrows!!!  (*aneurysm*)

WB reaped the rewards of having the balls to release a movie we’ve all already seen this week, as Zac Efron’s 17 Again topped the box office with $24 million.  I thought it’d be a Freaky Friday before a body-swap comedy topped the box office again, but you know what they say: Like Father Like Son.  Wait, did that last sentence make sense? Or Vice Versa?

Elsewhere, Crowe/Affleck joint State of Play locked up number two, Hannah Montana dropped to four, Crank High Voltage debuted a disappointing sixth with a take four million less than the original, I Love You, Man continued to earn in the ninth spot in its fifth week out, and Dragonball is a certified bomb, dropping out of the top ten in only its second week.  It looked so brilliant, I just don’t understand it.

Overall, revenue was up 17% and attendance up 16% over last year, despite the supposedly weak economy.  Thanks, Zac Efron, Miley Cyrus, and Vin Diesel!  I guess it’s true what they say: crap rules everything around me, dolla dolla bill, y’all.  (full top ten after the jump):

1. “17 Again,” $24.1 million.

2. ” State of Play ,” $14.1 million.

3. “Monsters vs. Aliens,” $12.9 million. ($163,723,000 total)

4. ” Hannah Montana: The Movie ,” $12.7 million. ($56,133,000 total)

5. “Fast & Furious,” $12.3 million. ($136,720,610 total)

6. ” Crank: High Voltage ,” $6.5 million.

7. “Observe and Report,” $4.1 million. ($18,692,000 total)

8. “Knowing,” $3.5 million. ($73,698,556 total)

9. “I Love You, Man,” $3.4 million. ($64,657,000 total)

10. ” The Haunting in Connecticut ,” $3.2 million. ($51,920,000 total)

11. “Dragonball Evolution,” $1.575 million ($7,824,620 total)

12. “Adventureland,” $1.291 million ($14,024,000 total)


TOPICS#Miley Cyrus
TAGS17 AGAINbox officeHANNAH MONTANASTATE OF PLAYzac efron

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