Hannah Montana Rules the Box Office
Posted on February 4, 2008
Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert ruled the box office this past weekend. The 3-D film of Miley Cyrus' tour as herself and as alter ego Hannah Montana took in $29 million this past weekend, which was the biggest Super Bowl weekend debut ever. The film also did by playing in just 683 theaters. Miley Cyrus has some very dedicated fans.
"The screaming level was unbelievable. It almost plays like a concert. At the end of a song, you have audiences clapping like you do at a concert," Zoradi said. "Parents who weren't able to get concert tickets, now they were able to take their kids and satisfy that demand, and kids were in a way able to be up close and personal, with the best seats in the house."
The biggest Easter weekend opening belongs to Scary Movie 4, which made over $40 million in 2006. Fast & Furious followed its $70 million opening with another strong weekend - bringing in another $28.8 million. Monsters Vs. Aliens came in third making $22 million more. Observe and Report only made $11 million on its opening weekend. Knowing, I Love You, Man and The Haunting in Connecticut came in 5th, 6th and 7th and each made over $5 million during the weekend which turned out to be very good for studios. You can see the weekend box office chart here on boxofficemojo.com.
We saw Beowulf in 3-D at the IMAX and it really is amazing technology. We admit that we took alcohol wipes with us to make sure we didn't pick up someone else's eye or ear infection from the 3-D glasses they hand out. Hey, we don't watch Monk for nothing.
As for Hannah Montana... it will be interesting to see where Miley's career goes from here.