Was there ever any doubt? With her legions of teenybopper fans dragging their parents with them, Miley Cyrus
’ Hannah Montana: The Movie
found itself in the top spot on the box office this weekend with a massive $34 million.
The big screen version of the hit Disney Channel series was also able to race past Fast & Furious
, which followed suit with $28.8 million. While that isn’t a surprise, it’s noteworthy to hear that Hannah Montana: The Movie
managed to beat its own franchise. The live-action flick raked in more than the debut of last year’s Hannah Montana: Best of Both Worlds
concert movie, and even went past sales for the 3-D Jonas Brothers one.
“What she pulled off here, based on tracking, is amazing,” announced Disney distribution president Chuck Viane. “It's a tribute to her and her fan base.”
And it’s one growing fan base that looks like it’s not going to stop soon. Hannah Montana: The Movie is Cyrus’ third No.1 film, aside from Bolt and her Hannah Montana big screen concert. It also became the second-biggest Easter weekend opener of all time, behind 2006's Scary Movie 4, which raked in 40.2 million at its time. For opening day, Hannah Montana: The Movie grossed a total of $17.3 million, which was the biggest ever for a G-rated film.
As for the film’s 16-year-old star and reigning Disney princess, she was more than ecstatic. Over the weekend, Miley Cyrus blogged on her Twitter account and said: “omgomg! my fans rock! the movie is doing great you guys! omg AND its all cause of you!!!! I LOVE U ALL! IF YOU HAVENT SEEN IT YET CHECK IT!”
Of course, her fans don’t need to be told. Hannah Montana: The Movie
stars Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment
, Mitchel Musso
, Jason Earles
, Billy Ray Cyrus
, Moises Arias
, Lucas Till, Beau Billingslea and Melora Hardin. If you haven’t heard already, it has performances by Cyrus, Steve Rushton, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts and Bucky Covington, as well as cameos from Tyra Banks and Vanessa Williams. Be sure to catch it while it's still in cinemas.
-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: USA Today
, E Online
(Image Courtesy of Disney)