Box Office: Hannah Montana Rules, Dragonball Flops

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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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  • sj8081

    i’m a big DBZ fan and i just knew this would flop……horrible movie….didn’t even try to watch it……i just watched the trailer and knew it sucked……

  • sj8081

    i’m a big DBZ fan and i just knew this would flop……horrible movie….didn’t even try to watch it……i just watched the trailer and knew it sucked……

  • ieatblood

    I liked the Dragonball Movie, true it wasn’t really true to the anime that much, but if it was it would require fifteen sequels in order to stay true to the source. however, i don’t believe the spoiled teenager from a one hit wonder stage parent diserves her success. i still want to see observe and report, because i’m a big seth rogen fan, but we need to stop supporting the immoral, slave owning, corporate nazi that is disney.

  • ieatblood

    I liked the Dragonball Movie, true it wasn’t really true to the anime that much, but if it was it would require fifteen sequels in order to stay true to the source. however, i don’t believe the spoiled teenager from a one hit wonder stage parent diserves her success. i still want to see observe and report, because i’m a big seth rogen fan, but we need to stop supporting the immoral, slave owning, corporate nazi that is disney.

  • rockthedragon

    I’m so f@cking glad this DBE movie bombed!!! Thank God!! Those stupid Fox bastards will not be making a sequel.

  • rockthedragon

    I’m so f@cking glad this DBE movie bombed!!! Thank God!! Those stupid Fox bastards will not be making a sequel.

  • Pedo Bear

    Hannah Montana basically fails morally! The songs suck, the movie suck and the show sucks. Especially the games. Down right lame Disney shit!

    Miley Cyrus is just… fatality to the sane people who DISlike it! I’m not sane but she still is mentally dangerous to myself!!

    I used to like DBZ as a series when I was a young lad! But now…. it fails more than Naruto. Either way…..I’m happy! Next one to fail is Twilight!!!!!!!!!!!! It fails anyway, but it will get lower….on the next movie!

    *Grabs baseball bat* :]

    Who’s willing to join in a nancy boy beat down!?!?

  • Pedo Bear

    Hannah Montana basically fails morally! The songs suck, the movie suck and the show sucks. Especially the games. Down right lame Disney shit!

    Miley Cyrus is just… fatality to the sane people who DISlike it! I’m not sane but she still is mentally dangerous to myself!!

    I used to like DBZ as a series when I was a young lad! But now…. it fails more than Naruto. Either way…..I’m happy! Next one to fail is Twilight!!!!!!!!!!!! It fails anyway, but it will get lower….on the next movie!

    *Grabs baseball bat* :]

    Who’s willing to join in a nancy boy beat down!?!?

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