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    From Disney Channel Star to Boxoffice King

    Shia LaBeouf, the former star of the Disney Channel original series, 'Even Stevens', moved up to full movie star-status with the number one film in the country this weekend. 'Disturbia' a DreamWorks release scored $23 million. LaBeouf has just signed on to join the cast of 'Indiana Jones 4' and has starred in 'Holes' and 'The Greatest Game Ever Played' from Walt Disney Pictures.

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    Movie-goers hang out in 'Disturbia' over weekend
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...5d59ffe890943b
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    Re: From Disney Channel star to box office king

    He his a great actor. He was great in Even Stevens- god how I miss that show. Disney Channel stars now are all the same. Shia wasn't used a marketing tool like a lot of them are now. It seems today that every star on Disney Channel has to be in a tv show, a Disney Channel movie, and have some sort music release. You could tell he would make it further than just Disney Channel when they put him in serious roles in films. And its great that he is getting other jobs and branching out.

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    Re: From Disney Channel star to box office king

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyMickey View Post
    He his a great actor. He was great in Even Stevens- god how I miss that show. Disney Channel stars now are all the same. Shia wasn't used a marketing tool like a lot of them are now. It seems today that every star on Disney Channel has to be in a tv show, a Disney Channel movie, and have some sort music release. You could tell he would make it further than just Disney Channel when they put him in serious roles in films. And its great that he is getting other jobs and branching out.

    'Even Stevens' was a contemporary of 'Lizzie McGuire' so alot of the network's focus was on that massive marketing hit. But 'Stevens' was a solid show for them and obviously a terrific training ground for him. It's been a pleasure watching his progress and waiting for the inevitable next big jump with the 'Transformers' and 'Indy 4' one-two punch upcoming.
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    I saw disturbia last night. It was really good! I was surprised by Shias acting. He did extremely well. I also saw him on the preview for transformers..so that should be good
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    Re: From Disney Channel star to box office king

    I have always liked his acting and believe he has a very bright future as long as he doesn't get type cast. He is a very talented and natural actor...so likeable. I also saw Disturbia over the weekend...though he was good in it, it is not the type of movie that will get him the acclaim he deserves. He needs a good dramatic role to showcase his talents.
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    Re: From Disney Channel star to box office king

    LaBeouf's coming out party well attended by young girls
    Drive 'Disturbia's $22.2 million weekend

    By Gregg Kilday
    The Hollywood Reporter
    April 17, 2007

    Hollywood witnessed the emergence of a potential new boxoffice draw this weekend as Paramount Picture's release of "Disturbia," from DreamWorks and the Montecito Picture Co., jumped to the front of a crowded pack. Performing well above expectations, the movie, which borrows from Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window" to tell the tale of a housebound teen who suspects a neighbor of murder, prevailed over the competition with a commanding $22.2 million.

    Directed by D.J. Caruso, the film stars Shia LaBeouf, who was hailed as Male Star of Tomorrow at March's ShoWest convention. Tomorrow came sooner than some might have anticipated, though. "Disturbia" gives the 20-year-old actor, a graduate of the Disney Channel's "Even Stevens" as well as studio projects like "Constantine" and indie fare like the recent "Bobby," his first, full-fledged leading role as a young adult. He'll be immediately following up this summer with the lead vocal performance in Sony Pictures Animation's "Surf's Up" and the DreamWorks/Paramount Fourth of July release, "Transformers," directed by Michael Bay.

    "Disturbia" drew a young and female audience. According to polling by Cinemascore, 58% of the audience was under 24. And moviegoers, 57% of whom were female, awarded the film a solid A-minus rating.
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    Re: From Disney Channel star to box office king

    Another 'Disturbia' weekend at the boxoffice

    By Gregg Kilday
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    April 23, 2007
    "Disturbia"

    As the North American boxoffice took a bit of a breather before the coming onslaught of big-budget summer releases, Paramount Pictures' release of DreamWorks' teen-skewing thriller "Disturbia" hung on to the top spot for the second weekend in a row, while New Line Cinema's adult-oriented thriller "Fracture," in runner-up position, was the only new arrival to crack the $10 million mark.
    The PG-13 "Disturbia," from Montecito Pictures, took in an estimated $13.5 million in 3,015 theaters, bringing its domestic cume to date to $40.7 million as it further consolidated its young star Shia LaBeouf's standing as a boxoffice draw with appeal to the under-25 set. "The movie is putting people in the seats and keeping them in suspense when they get there," said DreamWorks spokesman Marvin Levy, noting that the movie fell only 39% in its second weekend.

    Warding off several of the newcomers, "Blades" emerged in the third spot with an estimated $7.8 million from 3,459 theaters as it crossed the $100 million mark, bringing its cume to $101.1 million.

    The Paramount-DreamWorks double-header of two films in the No. 1 position for two weeks each is the first time one distributor has achieved that distinction since Buena Vista topped the lists in 2004 with the openings of "The Incredibles" and "National Treasure," according to Nielsen EDI.
    Other holdovers proved more resilient. In its fourth weekend, Buena Vista's animated "Meet the Robinsons" was fifth with an estimated $7.1 million, bringing its collective domestic purse to $82.2 million.
    And, though it was in its eighth weekend, Buena Vista's "Wild Hogs" rounded out the top 10, with an estimated $2.9 million that brought its tally to $156.2 million.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...d17b47eec1050e

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