Shakefire.com - . Seth Rogen http://shakefire.com/tags/seth-rogen en Miley lines Disney's wallets while Rogen can't defend himself and Dragonball just sucks http://shakefire.com/blogs/peter-oberth/2009/04/12/miley-lines-disneys-wallets-while-rogen-cant-defend-himself-and <div class="field field-name-field-picture field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/styles/picture/public/blogs/34263shakefire243523.jpg?itok=n0lhjH3v" width="640" height="425" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-series clearfix"><a href="/series/box-office-ramble">Box Office Ramble</a> Series</div><div class="group_blog_content group-content group-blog-content field-group-div speed-none effect-none"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Miley Cyrus stretched her pop fame a little longer this weekend while Seth Rogen kept status quo and Dragonball Evolution<em> </em>couldn't even live up to the disappointing expectations everyone pegged on it.</p> <p> <img alt="" height="332" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/34263shakefire243523.jpg" width="500" /><br /><strong><a href="http://www.shakefire.com/reviews/theatrical/hannah-montana-the-movie">HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE</a> ($34,000,000)</strong><br /> Dwinling audience?  Not exactly.  Despite what some have claimed, Miley Cyrus' fame is not fading, at least not any time soon.  After the tremendous failure of Disney colleagues the <a href="http://www.shakefire.com/blogs/peter-oberth/2009/03/02/madea-bitchslaps-jonas-brothers-sends-street-fighter-running">Jonas Brothers' theatrical attempt</a>, Miley redeemed the Disney Channel name with an opening $3 million higher than her surprisingly enormous opening of the concert movie <em>Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour</em>.  The numbers seem a bit skewed at first, however, as her latest outing opened on over 400% more theaters.  The movie, as expected, was very front-loaded, taking in over half of it's weekend take on Friday and numbers should continue to fall sharply as the weeks go on, possibly tallying around the same as her concert movie ($65 million).  No records broken here but a very solid opening indeed.</p> <p> <strong><a href="http://www.shakefire.com/reviews/theatrical/observe-and-report">OBSERVE AND REPORT</a> ($11,140,000)</strong><br /> Anna Faris took a dip from the August opnening of her headling <em>The House Bunny</em> ($14 million) but was her second highest opening without the words "<em>Scary Movie</em>" in the title.  As for Seth Rogen, he upped his tally from October's <em>Zack and Miri Make a Porno</em> ($10 million) which was a sharp dip from August's <em>Pineapple Express</em> ($23 million) as well as 2007's <em>Superbad </em>($33 million) and <em>Knocked Up</em> ($30 million).  Not to mention the recent hit <em>Monsters Vs Aliens</em> ($59 million), but that is just a voiceover, does that really count?</p> <p> <strong><a href="http://www.shakefire.com/reviews/theatrical/dragonball-evolution">DRAGONBALL EVOLUTION</a> ($4,650,000)</strong><br /> Ahh, <em>Dragonball</em>.  The movie that no one thought should or could be made into a movie ended up being the movie that...well, shouldn't have been made into a movie.  The most popular manga and anime of all time clunked it's way clumsily into the box office fray this weekend, getting knocked out faster than you can say kamehameha (if you can say it, that is).  This failure was seen from a mile away as Director James Wong (<em>The One</em>) alienated fans by altering the storyline so much that it was only recognizeable by name (and, even that can be argued as the story can be more closely assimilated with <em>Dragonball Z</em> and not <em>Dragonball</em>, in which Goku is seen as grade school age).  This was perhaps Wong's highest profile movie of his career but the first to fail to generate a double digit opening weekend behind <em>Final Destination</em> ($10 million), <em>The One</em> ($19 million) and <em>Final Destination 3</em> ($19 million).  To make matters worse, the movie failed to even make as much as the recent flop <em>Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li</em>.  And, to make matters even WORSE than that, if numbers hold, it will have generated less than $1 million on Sunday.  For a high profile action movie based on a built-in audience source, this one was just a failure all around.  Seems like the spirit bomb backfired this time.  If you don't believe me, just head on over to <a href="http://www.shakefire.com/reviews/theatrical/dragonball-evolution">Matt's review</a>.</p> <p> The full weekend box office ticked in as follows:</p> <p> </p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" str="" width="503"><colgroup><col width="36" /><br /><col width="39" /><br /><col width="222" /><br /><col width="102" /><br /><col width="104" /><br /></colgroup><tbody><tr height="17"><td class="xl27" height="17" width="36"> TW</td> <td class="xl27" width="39"> LW</td> <td width="222"> Title (click to read review)</td> <td class="xl25" width="102"> Weekend Gross</td> <td class="xl25" width="104"> Total Gross</td> </tr><tr height="17"><td class="xl27" height="17" num=""> 1</td> <td class="xl27"> N</td> <td class="xl26"> <a href="http://www.shakefire.com/movie/hannah-montana-the-movie">Hannah Montana: The Movie</a></td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="18160000"> $34,000,000</td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="18160000"> $34,000,000</td> </tr><tr height="17"><td class="xl27" height="17" num=""> 2</td> <td class="xl27"> 1</td> <td> <a href="http://www.shakefire.com/movie/fast-furious">Fast &amp; Furious</a></td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="16000000"> $28,783,000</td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="16000000"> $118,042,000</td> </tr><tr height="17"><td class="xl27" height="17" num=""> 3</td> <td class="xl27"> 2</td> <td class="xl26"> <a href="http://www.shakefire.com/movie/monsters-vs-aliens">Monsters Vs. Aliens</a></td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="10507000"> $22,617,000</td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="10507000"> $141,009,000</td> </tr><tr height="17"><td class="xl27" height="17" num=""> 4</td> <td class="xl27" num=""> N</td> <td class="xl26"> <a href="http://www.shakefire.com/movie/observe-and-report">Observe and Report</a></td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="10150000"> $11,140,000</td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="48627000"> $11,140,000</td> </tr><tr height="17"><td class="xl27" height="17" num=""> 5</td> <td class="xl27" num=""> 4</td> <td> <a href="http://www.shakefire.com/movie/knowing">Knowing</a></td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="7745000"> $6,670,000</td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="100154000"> $68,006,000</td> </tr><tr height="17"><td class="xl27" height="17" num=""> 6</td> <td class="xl27" num=""> 5</td> <td class="xl26"> <a href="http://www.shakefire.com/movie/i-love-you-man">I Love You, Man</a></td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="5227000"> $6,412,000</td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="158461000"> $58,997,000</td> </tr><tr height="17"><td class="xl27" height="17" num=""> 7</td> <td class="xl27" num=""> 3</td> <td class="xl26"> <a href="http://www.shakefire.com/movie/the-haunting-in-connecticut">The Haunting in Connecticut</a></td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="4256000"> $5,710,000</td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="95009000"> $46,297,000</td> </tr><tr height="17"><td class="xl27" height="17" num=""> 8</td> <td class="xl27" num=""> N</td> <td> <a href="http://www.shakefire.com/movie/dragonball-evolution">Dragonball Evolution</a></td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="3150000"> $4,650,000</td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="12134000"> $4,650,000</td> </tr><tr height="17"><td class="xl27" height="17" num=""> 9</td> <td class="xl27" num=""> 6</td> <td class="xl26"> <a href="http://www.shakefire.com/movie/adventureland">Adventureland</a></td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="2325000"> $3,433,000</td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="41947000"> $11,450,000</td> </tr><tr height="17"><td class="xl27" height="17" num=""> 10</td> <td class="xl27" num=""> 7</td> <td> <a href="http://www.shakefire.com/movie/duplicity">Duplicity</a></td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="2150000"> $2,997,000</td> <td align="right" class="xl24" num="161300000"> $36,848,000</td> </tr></tbody></table><p> </p> <p> Source: <a href="http://www.boxofficemojo.com">Box Office Mojo</a></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/miley-cyrus" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Miley Cyrus</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/hannah-montana" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Hannah Montana</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/hannah-montana-the-movie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Hannah Montana: The Movie</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/dragonball" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Dragonball</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/dragonball-z" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Dragonball Z</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/dragonball-evolution" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Dragonball Evolution</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/dragonball-evolution-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Dragonball: Evolution</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/seth-rogen" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">. Seth Rogen</a></div></div></div></div> Sun, 12 Apr 2009 20:54:07 +0000 Peter Oberth 227 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/blogs/peter-oberth/2009/04/12/miley-lines-disneys-wallets-while-rogen-cant-defend-himself-and#comments