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2009 MTV Movie Awards: The Winners

Twilight

Here are the results of tonight’s broadcast hosted by SNL‘s Andy Samberg:

  • Best Movie: Twilight
  • Best Male Performance: Zac Efron, High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • Best Female Performance: Kristen Stewart, Twilight
  • Best Breakthrough Performance (Male): Robert Pattinson, Twilight
  • Best Breakthrough Performance (Female): Ashley Tisdale, High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • Best Villain: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
  • Best Fight: Robert Pattinson vs. Cam Gigandet , Twilight
  • Best Kiss: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson , Twilight
  • Best Comedic Performance: Jim Carrey, Yes Man
  • Best WTF Moment: Amy Poehler (peeing in the sink), Baby Mama
  • Best Song: “The Climb” (Miley Cyrus), Hannah Montana: The Movie
  • Generation Award: Ben Stiller

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: February 17, 2009

Religulous DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

Box Office Breakdown: A Bloody Good Weekend for Twilight

Twilight

Although Disney features typically find a place at the top of the pack, the studio’s cute puppy was outmatched by a hot vampire this weekend. After pulling in $35.9 million on Friday ($7 million of which was earned at midnight), went on to suck up nearly $70 million in total. The film’s first day take alone was enough for Summit Entertainment to immediately greenlight a sequel. (A script for New Moon had already been in the works.)

The Stephenie Meyers adaptation - which was originally slated to premiere on December 12 - undoubtedly owes Warner Bros. partial credit for its success. Had the studio not chosen to move until next year, Twilight would most likely have debuted in fewer theaters. The Catherine Hardwicke film also wouldn’t have become the highest opener ever for a female director. (Deep Impact, helmed by Mimi Leder, took home $41.2 million in 1998.)

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Box Office Breakdown: Record Showing for 007

Quantum of Solace

In the battle of Bond vs. Bourne, Jason won out this time…though not by much.

Although it was initially believed would break the $70 million mark, the final numbers for the Sony/MGM film came up slightly short. The 22nd Bond installment hauled in $67.5 million this weekend, just under $2 million shy of the debut for The Bourne Ultimatum. (The 2007 premiered to $69.3 million.)

But don’t feeling sorry for . The actor has helped to revitalize the franchise in a big way. Quantum officially just became the best opener of all the 007 films. (Die Another Day grossed $47.1 million back in 2002.) The movie is also on pace to to beat the theatrical run record set by Casino Royale. (The 2006 film eventually pocketed $167.4 million domestically.)

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Box Office Breakdown: Ticket Buyers Escape to Madagascar 2

Madagascar 2

Move over High School Musical 3. Another family-friendly movie is taking over.

This past weekend, stormed into theaters in a big way. The animated sequel took in a whopping $63.1 million, making it second biggest debuter this year. (The Dark Knight pulled in $75.2 million in July.) The film - which topped its 2005 predecessor by $2.1 million - also had the 7th best opening for a cartoon ever.

In other noteworthy news, last week’s #2 was pushed aside for another R-rated comedy. , starring Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott, surpassed expectations to rake in an impressive $19.2 million. That amount nearly doubled what Zack and Miri - this week’s #5 - earned during its first three days. Meanwhile, a movie that was critically-panned did fairly well in its limited release. - the wannabe cult musical featuring Paris Hilton - averaged $6,711 over 8 theaters. That’s a number most of the movies in the Top Ten couldn’t match.

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Disney to Offer Sing-Along Version of High School Musical

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Disney, Family, Musicals, Sequels,

High School Musical 3 cast

Two weeks after besting Mamma Mia‘s debut numbers, will attempt to surpass the ABBA tribute on a different front.

Back in August, Universal delivered a special edition of its Meryl Streep feature to a limited number of theaters. Now Disney intends to do the same.

This Friday, approximately 125 screens in select cities will get a sing-along version of the box office hit. This update will provide on-screen song lyrics in hopes of encouraging audience participation. It will also give tweens a reason to ask their parents for money one more time.

To get a update on the locations, you can click here for more information.

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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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Box Office Breakdown: High School Musical at the Top of the Class

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

This past week, the multiplexes had a little bit of something for everyone: politics, animals, music, dancing, thrillers, Oscar contenders and even horror. Not surprisingly, this meant a lot of dollars were shelled out in return.

As expected, the big screen debut of had tweeners (and their loving parents) all atwitter. Thanks to a $42 million debut, the G-rated film officially became the best musical opener of all time. (Mamma Mia! - with its $27.8 million - was the previous leader.)

Meanwhile, a film on the other end of the ratings spectrum was scaring up some decent dollars of its own. , which probably could have waited to premiere on Halloween, took in approximately $30 million over the last three days. Although it was pitted against the highly-anticipated Disney sequel, the movie carved out its own audience and raised first place-worthy numbers. Although the series is currently on its fifth life, the 2008 installment came within $4 million dollars of Saw III, the franchise’s best performer to date.

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In Theaters This Weekend: October 24, 2008

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Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

 

  • High School Musical 3 (G): starring Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale (directed by Kenny Ortega)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D (PG): starring Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey (directed by Henry Selick)
  • Pride and Glory (R): starring Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight (directed by Gavin O’Connor)
  • Saw V (R): starring Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson (directed by David Hackl)

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    High School Musical 3 Sets UK Presale Record

    Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Disney, Musicals, Sequels, Box Office,

    High School Musical 3 cast

    Who knew Troy Bolton was bigger than ?

    In light of UK’s early response to , don’t be surprised to see another HSM installment in the theaters soon. Even though the movie won’t open for another 3 weeks, the musical has already set overseas presale records.

    As of October 1, Odeon Cinemas - UK’s biggest theater chain - has already made £245,205 ($432,504) in advance ticket sales. That figure surpasses the record set by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The fourth wizard film raised £227,000 ($400,393) back in 2005.

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