Box Office: Hannah Montana Rules, Dragonball Flops

So does this mean when Hannah Montana (aka Miley Cyrus) and her buddies made fun of Asian people in a photograph a few weeks ago, it didn’t affect her popularity with the kids anyway? It would appear that is indeed the case, because the Disney Channel princess has scored another hit on the big screen with “Hannah Montana The Movie”, beating out last week’s top dog “Fast & Furious” by $6 million with an impressive $34 million weekend debut. Now let this be a lesson to you: never, ever doubt the power of tweens to force their parents to do things they don’t want to do, like shell out money to see something in the theaters they could have seen for free on TV.

Justin Lin’s “Fast & Furious”, which last week claimed the box office crown, continues a strong showing at the theaters despite falling to second place in its second week. The car racing flick earned $28.7 million, giving it $118 million in just two weeks of release. Add in its foreign gross, and the film has made just south of $150 million in two weeks. A fifth installment, one presumes, is coming sooner rather than later.

The week’s other new films, Seth Rogen’s “Observe and Report” and the much-derided “Dragonball: Evolution” came in 4th and 8th place, respectively. The PG-rated “Dragonball” arrived on the heels of terrible reviews and word-of-mouth from fans, many of whom have been prowling our comments section since the movie was announced last year. It would appear they were true to their word and didn’t go see James Wong’s live-action take on the incredibly popular Japanese anime. In it’s debut, “Dragonball: Evolution” took in a pitiful $4.6 million despite opening in over 2000 theaters.

So, er, about that “Dragonball” sequel — don’t bother?

Here’s the Top 10 at the U.S. Box office over the weekend (via):

1 —–Hannah Montana The Movie —–$34,000,000 —–$34,000,000
2 —–Fast and Furious —–$28,783,000 —–$118,042,000
3 —–Monsters Vs. Aliens —–$22,617,000 —–$141,009,000
4 —–Observe and Report —–$11,140,000 ——$11,140,000
5 —–Knowing —–$6,670,000 —–$68,006,000
6 —–I Love You, Man —–$6,412,000 —– $58,997,000
7 —–The Haunting in Connecticut —–$5,710,000 —– $46,297,000
8 —–Dragonball Evolution —–$4,650,000 —–$4,650,000
9 —–Adventureland —– $3,433,000 —–$11,450,000
10 —–Duplicity —–$2,997,000 —–$36,848,000



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  • Azn Nazi

    this is funny, dragonball is a success in asia where the most of the haters are lol and flopped in US where most of its open minded supporters are.

    it was a good movie, but not dragonball.

    • Grimshaw

      I guess you’re one of those stupid DBE supporters. Good movie?? hahaha… you’re funny.

  • Azn Nazi

    this is funny, dragonball is a success in asia where the most of the haters are lol and flopped in US where most of its open minded supporters are.

    it was a good movie, but not dragonball.

    • Grimshaw

      I guess you’re one of those stupid DBE supporters. Good movie?? hahaha… you’re funny.

  • Emsane

    I’m happy it flop bitterly! Fox won’t be cashing any money for treating dragonball like crap with this crappy film.

  • Emsane

    I’m happy it flop bitterly! Fox won’t be cashing any money for treating dragonball like crap with this crappy film.

  • cuddlessoad

    The problem is now that fox has the rights and wont give it up if some one else were to make one
    I mean.. come on.. that movie blew..
    My girlfriend even made me watch Twilight.. and i said..”this is the worst movie ever” and guess what..
    Dragonball won as the worst movie i have ever seen..

    We need to petition that it gets made by a great director with great actors.. :( i cant die knowing that Dragonball was the worst movie ever

  • cuddlessoad

    The problem is now that fox has the rights and wont give it up if some one else were to make one
    I mean.. come on.. that movie blew..
    My girlfriend even made me watch Twilight.. and i said..”this is the worst movie ever” and guess what..
    Dragonball won as the worst movie i have ever seen..

    We need to petition that it gets made by a great director with great actors.. :( i cant die knowing that Dragonball was the worst movie ever

  • buzzcore

    That movie doesn’t feel like Dragon Ball at all..
    For DB fans it’s really terrible movie..Fox have to find another way to make DB movie

  • buzzcore

    That movie doesn’t feel like Dragon Ball at all..
    For DB fans it’s really terrible movie..Fox have to find another way to make DB movie

  • Hydarra

    I’ve only seen one Dragon Ball Z episode and did not care for it that much. The movie had some cool special effects, but the storyline was LAME. Piccolo SOMEHOW escapes, mystics SOMEHOW create dragon balls, Piccolo SOMEHOW has an airship and evil minion…you get the point. Then enter the dumb high school stuff where everyone looks like they should be in college and the massive party (sans parents) at a huge estate mansion. Right. Also, what was up with that Asian lady with the long hair and dress in the village at the end????

    • cuddlessoad

      hahaha so basically what ur saying is it was an all around bad film

      I completley agree with that! ive.. never laughed so hard at a movie for it being terrible!

  • Hydarra

    I’ve only seen one Dragon Ball Z episode and did not care for it that much. The movie had some cool special effects, but the storyline was LAME. Piccolo SOMEHOW escapes, mystics SOMEHOW create dragon balls, Piccolo SOMEHOW has an airship and evil minion…you get the point. Then enter the dumb high school stuff where everyone looks like they should be in college and the massive party (sans parents) at a huge estate mansion. Right. Also, what was up with that Asian lady with the long hair and dress in the village at the end????

    • cuddlessoad

      hahaha so basically what ur saying is it was an all around bad film

      I completley agree with that! ive.. never laughed so hard at a movie for it being terrible!