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Monday November 3, 2008 9:13 pm

Box Office Breakdown: High School Musical Makes it Two for Two

High School Musical 3

This past weekend, moviegoers showed very little interest in Halloween-themed fare. Despite several horror options, ticket buyers put a G-rated film on top once again.

Although Friday night was slow for cineplexes everywhere, theater attendance thankfully picked up by Saturday. And while there was tight battle for 2nd place, had an easy fight for #1. One week after its $42 million debut, the Disney feature added another $15.3 million to the bundle.

Coming in second was a movie on the opposite end of the wholesome spectrum. - a movie that narrowly escaped an NC-17 rating - pulled in just over $10 million during the past three days. That turnout placed the raunchy comedy amongst Kevin Smith’s highest debuters. (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back earned $11.1 million in 2001 while 2006’s Clerks II raked in $10.1 million.)

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  1. High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Disney, $15,316,072 (avg. $4224)
  2. Zack and Miri Make a Porno, The Weinstein Company, $10,065,630 (avg. $3680)
  3. Saw V, Lionsgate, $9,741,578 (avg. $3159)
  4. Changeling, Universal, $9,351,560 (avg. $5055)
  5. The Haunting of Molly Hartley, Freestyle Releasing, $5,423,315 (avg. $2045)
  6. Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Disney, $4,864,021 (avg. $1619)
  7. The Secret Life of Bees, Fox Searchlight, $4,010,668 (avg. $2490)
  8. Max Payne, 20th Century Fox, $3,688,253 (avg. $1438)
  9. Eagle Eye, Dreamworks/Paramount, $3,482,655 (avg. $1735)
  10. Pride and Glory, New Line, $3,363,452 (avg. $1301)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)



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