Sunday, October 26, 2008

"High School Musical 3" Is Top Of The Weekend Box Office Class With 42 Million

Crazed killer Jigsaw has been done in by a bunch of singing and dancing teens. Disney's "High School Musical 3 Senior Year" hoofed its way to the top of the weekend box office class with $42 million, while Lionsgate's horror sequel "Saw V" had to settle for second place with $30.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. A big-screen sequel to the Disney Channel TV movies, "High School Musical 3" had a record opening for a song and dance flick, easily beating the previous best of $27.8 million, set last summer by "Mamma Mia! "High School Musical 3" and "Saw V" combined to send Hollywood revenues soaring. The top 12 movies took in $120.5 million, up 41 percent from the same weekend last year, when "Saw IV" led the weekend with a $31.8 million debut.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. "High School Musical 3," $42 million.

2. "Saw V," $30.5 million.

3. "Max Payne," $7.6 million.

4. "Beverly Hills Chihuahua," $6.9 million.

5. "Pride and Glory," $6.3 million.

6. "The Secret Life of Bees," $5.9 million.

7. "W.", $5.3 million.

8. "Eagle Eye," $5.1 million.

9. "Body of Lies," $4.1 million.

10. "Quarantine," $2.6 million.

Don't forget to buy enough "Popcorn"

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