Hannah Montana shoots to top of box office

A scene from Hannah Montana: The MovieHannah Montana: The Movie (Tribute viewer rating 3.75), starring Miley Cyrus took in $34 million worth of tickets Easter weekend, bringing it to the top of the box office. Drawing in $17.3 million on Friday alone, it set the record for the most successful opening day for a G-rated live action movie, shocking the studio with its success. “It caught us by surprise, no doubt about it,” said Chuck Viane, Disney’s president of domestic theatrical distribution. “Outside of ‘Wow!’, what can you say?” Cyrus is no stranger to box office success, with her 2008 concert film Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour racking in over $65 million in a limited run to become the top concert movie of all time. Last week’s top grossing Fast & Furious (Tribute viewer rating 3.28) slipped to No. 2 with $28.8 million, bringing its 10-day total to $118 million. Animated film Monsters Vs. Aliens (Tribute viewer rating 4.25) also dropped one spot, bring it to third place with $22.6 million. A new addition to the list was the Seth Rogen dark comedy Observe and Report (Tribute viewer rating 2.6), which opened at No. 4 with $11.1 million. Finishing off the top five was Knowing (Tribute viewer rating 3.92), which took in $6.7 million. ~Meryl H.

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  1. Anon • April 13, 2009 @ 1:03 PM

    My daughter took all the younger nieces to see the movie yesterday and said she loved it. Thinks Hanna is a great role model for the younger set. Shes suddenly become her number one fan. Went right on to youtube when she got home to learn the dance steps to her video lol

  2. Nancy • April 13, 2009 @ 1:48 PM

    Well, I’ll be sitting watching it tomorrow night with my kids, being the bad parent of my “young impressionable children” that I am, hahaha. They are very anxious to see it and Tuesdays are cheaper ticket prices.

  3. Anon • April 13, 2009 @ 2:02 PM

    The kids she took ranged from 9 to 15 and all loved it (including my 18 yr old) so I’m sure yours will love it as well. Unfortunately, we don’t have any “cheapie” theatres in my area anymore….I miss them so much. My kids are older so they probably wouldn’t go anyway…it’s Silver City or nothing for them at this point….brats!!!

  4. lily • April 13, 2009 @ 5:21 PM

    I LOVE the fact that such a wholesome movie is such a huge success. Don’t know much about Miley (my boys are too old to be into her) but her dad was HOT on Dancing with the stars. I loved what a great sport he was too since he really couldn’t dance very well. Hope you enjoy it Nancy as much as anons daughter (and how cute was she to take her neices… pretty awesome 18 year old!)

  5. Anon • April 13, 2009 @ 6:04 PM

    lily on April 13, 2009 5:21 PM

    Thanks. I have two and both are pretty good. Now, if only she would start picking up all the damn clothes, nail polish, hair elastics, clips, homework and notes that in the end are nothing but more than scraps paper that she leaves all over the house…..hmm she could very well become the perfect kid. Lol

  6. lily • April 13, 2009 @ 6:34 PM

    LOL…can’t remember the last time I saw the floor in ANY of my kids bedrooms, but they call when their going to be late, they kiss and hug me in front of there freinds…how much more could any mom want?

  7. mandee • April 13, 2009 @ 11:28 PM

    i plan on taking my niece next weekend to see this movie. how much does it cost where you are? its only 10 per person here. so its not too bad. i actually like hannah montana lol. i love kids movies and shows, as well as horror and romance.

  8. Anon • April 13, 2009 @ 11:39 PM

    mandee on April 13, 2009 11:28 PM

    I believe it is around the 13.00 mark at the theatre we go to in Ancaster, ON Add the goodies and you could easily drop close to 100 Now back in the day of the good old cheapie theatres, I’d take the kiddies and pay 2.00 each to get in, buy one large refillable popcorn and drink for 5 or 6 dollars. $12.00 for a night out, what an incredible deal. Dinner and a movie was a weekly event for us.

  9. mandee • April 14, 2009 @ 1:26 AM

    wow that is quite the difference. sorry that you can no longer keep that tradition. our cheap movie theatre used to only cost 5 for admission. here you get a large popcorn and a large drink for 12$ and its all free refills, and when 4 of us go i usually get a box and put the popcorn in a box for the kids then they immediately refill it for us adults. so usually when 2 people go to a non 3-d movie it costs about 32$. so yeah, i barely make it once a month, meanwhile i love the movies.

  10. lily • April 14, 2009 @ 6:17 AM

    32$ sounds good to me Mandee, you sound like your a really nice aunt too.

  11. Nancy • April 14, 2009 @ 8:17 AM

    It’s normally $10 for adults here and $7.50 for under 12 but, on Tuesdays it’s just over $4/person and for a single mom, that makes all the difference. I usually wait and just buy the dvd’s. It’s the food and drinks that empty the wallet real quick! Just over $15 for a popcorn and 2 sodas!!! The theatre is in the mall so lots of people just go buy their snacks at Dollarama and smuggle them into the theatre, LOL. We don’t have any “cheapie” theatres though, personally I miss the Drive-In.

  12. mandee • April 14, 2009 @ 2:10 PM

    i wonder how come every theatre doesnt have cheapie days? theres a drive in an hour away from where i live, but ive only been once. they play 2 movies and it only costs like i think 6 per person. and when i went me and my friend took a 2 litre of pop, cups, chips and our own popcorn lol. it was great. but its a little late for my niece, i didnt get home til after 3am !

  13. Jo-Anne • April 14, 2009 @ 9:38 PM

    there is one near us that offers Cheap Tuesdays but it’s always packed and a few in the area I work in as well…

    I don’t opt to see much at the movie theatre anymore, tend to rent/buy a lot more due to costs but it is fun every once in awhile…and for sure take your own treats!

    I know as a child/teen I loved to go and we did pretty often. I agree the drive-ins were the best for sure, I still have memories of us 4 kids going with mom and dad – we fell asleep every time pretty soon into the show yet it was such a thrill…

    I know a few people who have seen this Hannah Montana film with their kids and they really enjoyed it…

  14. Nancy • April 15, 2009 @ 12:59 AM

    My kids really liked it. They each took a ziplock baggie of goodies and a bottle of water. I’m just glad we went on cheap night because we were going to go last Friday night but I talked the kids out of it, telling them it would be packed. I would have not been too impressed had I paid “full price” for this movie. I still think we should have waited for the dvd.

  15. mandee • April 15, 2009 @ 6:03 PM

    im hoping when i can take my niece, shes cool with just sneaking treats in too lol.

  16. tributegirl • April 15, 2009 @ 6:28 PM

    lily, your first sentence was a really great one.
    I’m so happy my kids aren’t into this, not that it’s bad or anything, but I’m just very happy that I don’t have to sit through it. Unfortunately my youngest is into Pokemon big time, I don’t want him to grow up too fast, but I can’t wait for this phase to pass, I can’t stand Pokemon!

  17. mandee • April 15, 2009 @ 8:33 PM

    i remember when my nephew was into pokemon like 10 years ago, and i had to take him for his birthday to see the first pokemon movie. lol i hate that crap!

  18. lily • April 15, 2009 @ 9:01 PM

    Thank you tributegirl. Its all about our babies for us moms and it always will be! Just glad my boys are WAY too old to be into Pokemon!!! lol

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