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`High School Musical' makes grade with $42M debut

`High School Musical' makes grade with $42M debut

"High School Musical 3: Senior Year" debuted as a box-office valedictorian, taking in $42 million _ a record opening for a musical.
The horror sequel "Saw V" was a solid No. 2, pulling in $30.1 million in its first weekend.
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Media By Numbers LLC:
1. "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," Disney, $42,030,184, 3,623 locations, $11,601 average, $42,030,184, one week.
2. "Saw V," Lionsgate, $30,053,954, 3,060 locations, $9,822 average, $30,053,954, one week.
3. "Max Payne," Fox, $7,791,649, 3,381 locations, $2,305 average, $29,855,620, two weeks.
4. "Beverly Hills Chihuahua," Disney, $6,884,387, 3,190 locations, $2,158 average, $78,110,782, four weeks.
5. "Pride and Glory," Warner Bros., $6,262,396, 2,585 locations, $2,423 average, $6,262,396, one week.
6. "The Secret Life of Bees," Fox Searchlight, $6,051,630, 1,630 locations, $3,713 average, $19,324,821, two weeks.
7. "W.," Lionsgate, $5,088,249, 2,050 locations, $2,482 average, $18,506,750, two weeks.
8. "Eagle Eye," DreamWorks-Paramount, $5,051,952, 2,558 locations, $1,975 average, $87,903,354, five weeks.
9. "Body of Lies," Warner Bros., $4,064,488, 2,150 locations, $1,890 average, $30,889,452, three weeks.
10. "Quarantine," Sony Screen Gems, $2,581,262, 2,228 locations, $1,159 average, $28,801,265, three weeks.
11. "Fireproof," Samuel Goldwyn, $2,154,559, 898 locations, $2,399 average, $23,627,556, five weeks.
12. "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," Sony, $2,022,406, 1,571 locations, $1,287 average, $29,544,861, four weeks.
13. "Sex Drive," Summit, $1,819,785, 2,358 locations, $772 average, $6,850,274, two weeks.
14. "Nights in Rodanthe," Warner Bros., $1,342,402, 1,240 locations, $1,083 average, $39,242,656, five weeks.
15. "The Duchess," Paramount Vantage, $1,244,319, 873 locations, $1,425 average, $11,210,179, six weeks.
16. "Appaloosa," Warner Bros., $1,188,417, 920 locations, $1,292 average, $16,358,655, six weeks.
17. "Religulous," Lionsgate, $945,030, 452 locations, $2,091 average, $10,563,579, four weeks.
18. "Rachel Getting Married," Sony Pictures Classics, $821,863, 112 locations, $7,338 average, $2,731,710, four weeks.
19. "Changeling," Universal, $489,015, 15 locations, $32,601 average, $489,015, one week.
20. "City of Ember," Fox, $476,742, 536 locations, $889 average, $6,872,812, three weeks.
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Universal Pictures, Focus Features and Rogue Pictures are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric Co.; Sony Pictures, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; DreamWorks, Paramount and Paramount Classics are divisions of Viacom Inc.; Disney's parent is The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is a division of The Walt Disney Co.; 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox Atomic are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros., New Line, Warner Independent and Picturehouse are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a consortium of Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Sony Corp., Comcast Corp., DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and Quadrangle Group; Lionsgate is owned by Lionsgate Entertainment Corp.; IFC Films is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.


Updated : 2021-07-27 20:00 GMT+08:00