'Hannah Montana' teenybops to top of box office



LOS ANGELES- "Hannah Montana: The Movie," the film version of the popular Disney TV series, sang its way to the top of the North American box office in its opening weekend, preliminary figures showed Sunday.
The movie, which raked in 34 million dollars, even beat the filmed concert of Hannah Montana -- real name Miley Cyrus -- that hit the screens in February 2008 and netted 31.1 million dollars in three days.



'Hannah Montana' teenybops to top of box office
Car chase movie "Fast & Furious," starring Vin Diesel, came in second with 28.7 million dollars, bringing total receipts in two weeks to 118 million, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.
"Monsters and Aliens," an animated tale of a ragtag group of monsters who save the world from destruction, took third place with 22.6 million dollars, raising 141 million three weeks after its opening.
Mall-cop comedy "Observe and Report," starring Seth Rogen and Ray Liotta, came in fourth place with 11 million dollars in its opening weekend.
"Knowing," a time-travel drama starring Nicolas Cage, came in fifth with 6.6 million dollars, totaling 68 million dollars in its fourth week, followed by buddy film "I Love You, Man" with 6.4 million and 59 million total also in four weeks.
In seventh place, taking in 5.7 million dollars, was "The Haunting in Connecticut." The thriller about a family living in a converted funeral parlor made 46 million since it opened three weeks ago.
The graphic novel-turned movie "Dragonball Evolution" opened this weekend with 4.6 million dollars in takings, putting it in eighth place on the box office chart.
The comedy tale "Adventureland," about a recent graduate who, to his surprise, finds the perfect job at a fairground, took ninth place with 3.4 million dollars, for a total 11.4 million in two weeks.
Bringing up the rear in 10th place, was Julia Roberts spy tale "Duplicity," which took in 2.9 million dollars, for a four-week total of 36.8 million.
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Monday, April 13th 2009
AFP
           


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