High School Musical 3 achieves best opening ever for a movie musical

October 27th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, October 27 (ANI): Disneys High School Musical 3: Senior Year ruled the weekend box office with a gross business of 42 million dollars, the best opening ever for a movie musical.
Second strongest debut was made by Saw V, which made 30.5 million dollars, according to Exhibitor Relations.
Distributor Lionsgate saw Saw Vs strong start as an ascendance of the franchise’’s signature serial killer to Great Pumpkin status.
“Jigsaw has become as much a part of Halloween as pumpkins and trick or treating,” E!online quoted Lionsgate president of theatrical films Tom Ortenberg as saying in a statement.
Third on the list was Max Payne that raked in 7.6 million dollars, followed by Beverly Hills Chihuahua with 6.9 million dollars.
Wrapping up the top five was The Secret Life of Bees with 5.9 million dollars.
Ten top-grossing weekend films based on Friday-Sunday estimates:
High School Musical 3: Senior Year, $42 million
Saw V, $30.5 million
Max Payne, $7.6 million
Beverly Hills Chihuahua, $6.9 million
Pride and Glory, $6.3 million
The Secret Life of Bees, $5.9 million
W., $5.3 million
Eagle Eye, $5.1 million
Body of Lies, $4.1 million
Quarantine, $2.6 million (ANI)

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