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Monday April 13, 2009 5:50 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Another Win for Miley Cyrus

Hannah Montana: The Movie

Miley Cyrus got a big treat in her goodie basket this weekend.

Just over a year after breaking a record for Super Bowl weekend releases, the tween idol has made waves again. The 16-year-old’s new film is now the 2nd best Easter opener ever. Hannah Montana: The Movie slowed down last week’s hot property, Fast & Furious, to win the holiday frame. Cyrus’ 2-D offering pulled in $32.3 million and earned the best first-day ever for a live-action G-rated feature.

The only other wide releases last weekend were Observe and Report and Dragonball: Evolution. Although Paul Blart debuted to a surprising $40 million, Seth Rogen’s mall comedy earned only $11 million and a fourth place-finish. (Observe did do slightly better than Zack and Miri‘s $10.1 million premiere.) Dragonball, in the meantime, barely went noticed with its $4.7 million take. That was just enough for a Top Ten appearance.

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  1. Hannah Montana: The Movie, Disney, $32,324,487 (avg. $10,367)
  2. Fast & Furious, Universal, $27,237,905 (avg. $7845)
  3. Monsters vs. Aliens, Dreamworks, $21,812,253 (avg. $5274)
  4. Observe and Report, Warner Bros., $11,017,334 (avg. $4040)
  5. Knowing, Summit, $6,433,433 (avg. $2199)
  6. I Love You, Man, Paramount, $6,280,790 (avg. $2376)
  7. The Haunting in Connecticut, Lionsgate, $5,901,215 (avg. $2169)
  8. Dragonball: Evolution, 20th Century Fox, $4,756,488 (avg. $2181)
  9. Adventureland, Miramax, $3,353,618 (avg. $1788)
  10. Duplicity, Universal, $2,995,850 (avg. $1525)

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



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