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Huge Opening Weekend for High School Musical 3
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Huge Opening Weekend for High School Musical 3

“High School Musical 3: Senior Year,” the new theatrical release from Disney, pulled in an astounding $42 million in opening grosses over the weekend to open at head of the class at the domestic Box Office, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Saw V”, the new horror sequel from Lionsgate, pulled in an impressive $30.5 million over the weekend to finish in second place.

Overall, industry-wide grosses at Box Office for the weekend reached $135 million — a 32% improvement over the same weekend last year.

Below are Box Office totals for the weekend of October 24-26, 2008, from Nielsen EDI.

RANK FILM STUDIO WEEKEND GROSS(MILLIONS)
1 High School Musical 3: Senior Year WALT DISNEY STUDIOS $42,030,184 $42.0
2 Saw V LIONSGATE $30,053,954 $30.0
3 Max Payne TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX $7,791,649 $29.9
4 Bevery Hills Chihuahua WALT DISNEY STUDIOS $6,884,387 $78.1
5 Pride and Glory WARNER BROS. $6,262,396 $6.3
6 The Secret Life of Bees FOX SEARCHLIGHT $6,051,630 $19.3
7 W. LIONSGATE $5,088,249 $18.5
8 Eagle Eye DREAMWORKS/PARAMOUNT $5,051,952 $87.9
9 Body of Lies WARNER BROS. $4,064,488 $30.9
10 Quarantine SONY PICTURES $2,581,262 $28.8
Source: The Hollywood Reporter / Nielsen EDI