Box Office: Miley Cyrus sings ‘The Last Song’ to a $5.1 million opening day

04.01.10 9 years ago

Proving her starpower hasn’t faded yet, the Miley Cyrus romance “The Last Song” had a strong debut on Wednesday generating $5.1 million at the box office.  That was enough to sneak by the weekend champ “How To Lose Your Dragon” which fell to second and a new cume of $57.8 million in just six days.

Written by popular novelist Nicholas Sparks, “Song” received mostly negative reviews, but Cyrus fanbase and young girls on spring break provided a strong midweek debut.  The Walt Disney release is expected to gross around $20 million by end of day Sunday.

Dropping to third was Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland” with another $1.9 million.  Tim Burton’s biggest blockbuster ever is currently at $299 million domestic and will hit the magic $300 million mark sometime today.  The fantasy has generated $662 million worldwide so far.

Fourth place found the still kickin’ “Hot Tub Time Machine” with another $1.3 million and a new total of $18.4 million since debuting last Friday.  Strong word of mouth has driven solid grosses during the week, but the comedy should take a fall when “Clash of the Titans” opens tomorrow.  Reviews be damned, the Louis Leterrier remake is tracking for anywhere between a $65-90 million opening. 

Continuing to impress and feed off school breaks as well was 20th Century Fox’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” Even with all the competition, the movie the media missed found another $1 million and a new cume of $39 million. 

Besides “Clash,” Lionsgate will debut Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I get Married Too” on Friday.  The sequel to “Why Did I Get Married?” should open stronger than the original’s $21 million debut weekend in October of 2007.

Look for continuing box office updates all weekend on HitFix.


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