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    Re: 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' 10/24/08

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuzcochik View Post
    I mean, it's your usual Disney story about being true to yourself but accepting change and everything turns out well in the end.

    You described almost every major film musical of the past 90 years.
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    Re: 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' 10/24/08

    Quote Originally Posted by ALIASd View Post
    You described almost every major film musical of the past 90 years.
    That is very true... i wasn't really knocking it for that. If anything it was to be expected


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    Re: 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' 10/24/08

    Hey, Kids were going to see a movie which one do you want to see High School Musical 3 or Saw 5?

    Well of course the kids tweens are going to watch HSM3.
    I might just watch Saw 5 next weekend.

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    Re: 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' 10/24/08

    Posted: Thurs., Oct. 23, 2008, 4:18pm PT


    'High School Musical 3' aims for No. 1

    Franchise film going up against 'Saw V'


    'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' should easily win the weekend B.O.
    and may score the highest domestic opening ever for a live-action musical.


    Lionsgate's 'Saw V' will compete with 'HSM3' for older teen girls,
    who are reliable horror fans.

    By Dave McNary, Pamela McClintock
    Variety

    Just how loudly will Disney’s "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" sing when it makes its theatrical debut at the worldwide box office this weekend?

    Loudly.

    The wildly successful franchise — built on the strength of girls, young and old — has already conquered television and the music biz, as well as spawned stage plays. It’s now looking for validation on the bigscreen.

    In North America, "HSM3," toplining Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, will bow opposite Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures’ R-rated "Saw V," the latest installment in the blockbuster Hollywood horror franchise. Together, the two pics are expected to energize the B.O. despite the crippled economy.
    There’s also action on the 3-D front. Disney opens Tim Burton’s annual "The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D" in 280 theaters, some of which are playing a digital 3-D movie for the first-time in a run-up to Disney’s 3-D Thanksgiving tentpole "Bolt."

    "HSM3" has a good shot at beating the $31.1 million debut of Disney’s 3-D concert film "Hanna Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour," which played on only 683.

    "HSM3" and "Saw V" may seem like strange bedfellows, but they’ll actually compete for older teen girls, who are diehard horror fans.

    The similarities end there. "HSM3," opening in 3,623 runs domestically, should have no trouble winning the weekend crown. It’s even on track to score the best-ever domestic opening for a live-action musical. Reigning champs are "Mamma Mia!" ($27.8 million) and "Hairspray" ($27.5 million).

    Disney should have a golden weekend between "HSM3" and family holdover "Beverly Hills Chihuahua," along with "Nightmare Before Christmas" (exhibitors can charge a premium for 3-D ducats).

    Likewise, Lionsgate is looking at strong returns for "Saw V," which debuts in 3,060 runs.
    'High School Musical 3' aims for No. 1 - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety
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    Re: 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' 10/24/08

    Posted: Sat., Oct. 25, 2008, 10:15am PT

    'High School Musical' edges 'Saw'

    Disney film on top Friday with $16.9 million

    By Anthony D'Alessandro
    Variety

    Disney's "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" made the box office honor roll Friday clinching two opening day records for a live-action musical and G-rated pic. However, moviegoers also screamed for "Saw V" giving the Lionsgate horror franchise its third highest opening day of all-time.

    Playing at 3,623 theaters, "HSM3" raked in a boffo $16.9 million, while "Saw V" at 3,060 earned $14 million. Despite the current recession, both pics provided a further jolt to the current stellar autumn box office and played to a wide demographic: "HSM3" lured girls while "Saw V" attracted older teens.

    Directed by Kenny Ortega and starring Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens the bow for "HSM3" beat the first day records set by 2007's "Hairspray" ($11 million) for a big screen tuner and Disney's February 3-D pic "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Tour" ($8.7 million) for a live-action G-rated film. "HSM3" will no doubt remain the popular choice through Sunday and is set to outstrip the $31.1 million opening weekend posted by "Hannah Montana."
    'High School Musical' edges 'Saw' - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety

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    Re: 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' 10/24/08

    Well I had it at $38 million, so

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL AT WALT DISNEY PICTURES!

    Posted: Sun., Oct. 26, 2008, 10:11am PT

    'HSM 3' makes box office honor roll

    'Saw V' cuts through competition to second spot

    By Dade Hayes
    Variety

    Disney’s “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” and Lionsgate’s “Saw V” divided and conquered the box office with opening weekends of $42 million and $30.5 million, respectively.

    Total B.O. rose about 30% from the year-ago frame, according to studio estimates.

    The top two pics entered record territory. “HSM3” is the biggest musical bow ever, while “Saw” franchise is just $2 million shy of eclipsing “Friday the 13th” to become the top-grossing horror series ever.

    “High School” also raked in $40 million from 22 overseas markets. Disney said 35% of the world is yet to come.
    'HSM 3' makes box office honor roll - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety

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    Re: 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' 10/24/08

    'HSM 3' graduates at top of class

    Movie sells $42 million worth of tickets

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    Oct 26, 2008, 12:29 PM ET


    Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens in "High School Musical 3."

    "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," the first big-screen adaptation of Walt Disney Co's popular TV movie franchise, rocked movie theaters around the world during its first weekend of release, the company said on Sunday.

    The movie sold $42 million worth of tickets across North America for the three days beginning on Friday, and grossed $40 million internationally. It was No. 1 by both counts, becoming the first worldwide chart-topper since the Batman sequel "The Dark Knight" in July, Disney said.

    The "High School Musical" franchise has generated two smash TV movies, two chart-topping albums, and made teen idols out of its stars, Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale.

    The plot of the new film brings the cast back to their fictional New Mexico high school, where Troy (Efron) must decide between pursuing a basketball scholarship or his song-and-dance dreams. The usual teen-angst issues ensue.

    'HSM 3' graduates at top of class

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    Re: 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' 10/24/08

    Posted: Sun., Oct. 26, 2008, 4:36pm PT

    'Musical' in tune at foreign box office

    International audiences head to 'High School'

    By Dave McNary
    Variety

    Disney's "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" graduated with honors at the weekend's foreign box office in a dominant launch with a socko $40 million at 3,090 playdates in 22 markets.

    "HSM3" finished first in every territory, averaged a stellar $12,945 per location and posted the biggest international total for a frame since "The Dark Knight" grossed $42 million in mid-August. The frame also marked the first time in three months that the foreign winner has matched the domestic winner, a feat last accomplished by "Dark Knight."

    The impressive start portends a potentially lucrative overseas run for the feel-good musical -- particularly given the massive foreign success for "Mamma Mia!," which took another $4 million over the weekend to pass $408 million offshore.

    "HSM3" took in more than the combined international grosses of the frame's next four finishers: "Burn After Reading," "Max Payne," Eagle Eye" and "Saw V."

    While "HSM3" opened in nearly all major Euro markets, "Saw V" saw $6.1 million at 940 as distribs limited launches to nine territories. Nearly two-thirds of that came from the scarefest's $3.8 million Brit debut at 367; its Venezuelan debut of $260,000 outgrossed the combined total of the next seven pics in that market.

    But "HSM3" ruled, with its U.K. launch more than quadruple the take of "Saw V" with $13.5 million. And on the Continent, audiences flocked to the tuner, which raked in $6 million in Germany, $5 million in Spain, $4.3 million in France, $3.7 million in Scandinavia and $1 million in Poland. The musical's $1.7 million Brazilian opening represented Disney's fifth biggest launch ever in that market.

    The "HSM3" foreign debuts generally doubled the haul last year of Disney's princess pic "Enchanted," which showed solid traction overseas with $212 million.
    'Musical' in tune at foreign box office - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety

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    Re: 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' 10/24/08

    October 29, 2008 , 11:30 AM ET


    Debuting at No. 2 is the soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" with 297,000. That's the best debut sales week for a theatrical film soundtrack since November 2005, when "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" started at No. 2 with 317,000. "HSM3" is the first in the series of the "High School Musical" films to debut in movie theaters as opposed to on the Disney Channel.
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    Re: 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' 10/24/08

    'School' still rules box office

    Saturday bump puts Disney pic on top


    'High School Musical 3'

    By Pamela McClintock
    Variety

    Disney’s “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” enjoyed a massive rebound from Halloween to place No. 1 at the North American box office for the second weekend in a row and push its worldwide total to an estimated $146.8 million after 10 days in release.

    Theater traffic slows down dramatically when Halloween falls on a Friday, and this year was no exception. “HSM3” grossed a mere $1.7 million on Friday, followed by a Saturday take of $8.2 million -- a day-over-day increase of nearly 400%.

    Mouse House film ended the weekend with an estimated gross of $15 million from 3,626 locations for a domestic cume of $61.8 million, according to Rentrak. Overseas, the pic grossed $25.9 million; cume is $85 million.
    Some in Hollywood thought “HSM3” was in trouble, based on Friday’s meager gross, but Disney prexy of distribution Chuck Viane anticipated the bloodletting. He also was fairly confident the pace would pick up on Saturday, when younger girls and teenage girls were once again free.

    “It just shows the great life the movie is going to have,” Viane said.
    'School' still rules box office - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety

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    Re: 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' 10/24/08

    Posted: Sun., Nov. 2, 2008, 4:55pm PT


    But it wasn't all Bond on the foreign front. With Halloween having little impact outside the U.S., the frame also saw continued impressive teen and tween support for Disney's second frame of "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" as it danced its way to a solid $25.9 million at 3,805 in 32 markets.

    "HSM3" kicked in its top gross in Italy with a $4.9 million opening -- Disney's fifth highest in that market -- while the U.K. followed with $4.3 million, off 56%, and France with $3.5 million, down a mere 7%. The tuner's already taken in $85 million outside the U.S.
    James Bond finds overseas 'Solace' - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety

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    Re: 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' 10/24/08

    we took the girls to see it on saturday. I thought it was a cute film.. My girls loved it of course

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    Re: 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' 10/24/08

    Quote Originally Posted by kelly View Post
    we took the girls to see it on saturday. I thought it was a cute film.. My girls loved it of course
    AND NOW FOR AN OFF TOPIC DERAILMENT..................


    hey kelly how are you feeling?


    AND NOW BACK TO THE THREAD CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS...

    I have heard that hsm3 is a big hit, not just in box office figures, but also a very good movie. havent seen it yet, but plan to. I would also like to go see bolt. I love the preview where the one character says "dont worry. I have my ball" and behind him are all the dogs in the kennel that after hearing that, just like the birds in finding nemo saying"mine, mine, mine" they start getting excited and say "ball? ball? ball? ball?" cute clip. sounds like its gonna be funny!!!!!!

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    Re: 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' 10/24/08

    Mon., Nov. 3, 2008 12:25 PM PST
    By Joal Ryan
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    On Friday, High School Musical 3: Senior Year will follow in the box-office steps of Hairspray and Mamma Mia! and offer a sing-along version, onscreen lyrics and all, in 125 theaters, Disney said today.

    HSM3 has been the No. 1 movie the last two weekends, grossing $61.8 million through Sunday. The sing-along version will hit theaters as the movie ventures into the hyper-competitive holiday movie season, which kicks off Friday with the arrival of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

    If HSM3 really wants to pull a Mamma Mia! or Hairspray, then it'll stay in theaters until it grosses at least $100 million. Or, in the case of the still-playing Mamma Mia!, nearly $150 million.

    There's a song for the latter task. It's called "Lotsa Luck, You'll Need It." It's kinda bouncy, and you can dance to it.
    Now You Can Duet With Troy and Gabriella - E! Online

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    Re: 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' 10/24/08

    November 05, 2008 , 11:15 AM ET
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    The soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical 3" slips a notch 2-3 in its second week on the chart with 162,000 (-45%).
    AC/DC Fends Off High Debuts To Remain No. 1

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