Sunday, April 12, 2009

'Hannah Montana' grosses a stellar $17.4 mil on Friday

Miley Cyrus' Hannah Montana: The Movie jumped out to an early lead at the weekend box office, banking a huge $17.4 mil on Friday. That's the best opening-day gross for a (live-action) G-rated movie ever. The Disney Channel adaptation is on pace to bring in more than $30 mil this Easter weekend, which should put it ahead of reigning champ Fast & Furious. Vin Diesel's car-franchise flick earned a strong $10.6 mil on Friday. The weekend's other big new releases garnered first-day grosses that were in line with expectations: Seth Rogen's Observe and Report laughed up $4.8 mil and Dragonball: Evolution conjured just $2.1 mil. Friday's rankings are below, and please check back here on Sunday for a full weekend recap in the Box Office Report.

1. Hannah Montana: The Movie -- $17.4 mil
2. Fast & Furious -- $10.6 mil
3. Monsters vs. Aliens -- $9.1 mil
4. Observe and Report -- $4.8 mil
5. Knowing -- $2.4 mil
6. The Haunting in Connecticut -- $2.4 mil
7. I Love You, Man -- $2.3 mil
8. Dragonball: Evolution -- $2.1 mil
9. Adventureland -- $1.2 mil
10. Duplicity -- $1 mil

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