Weekend Box Office #107
Young adult audiences should be happy this week. Audiences looking for good grown-up fare? Not so much.
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR (3623 theaters). This is the first one to play in actual theaters, the wanna-see factor among audiences of a certain age should be huge, and if the Miley Cyrus concert movie made a ton, this should do well too. Prediction: $36.1 million for the weekend.
SAW V (3060 theaters). Of course, the cool kids will buy tickets for the G-rated HSM3, and then sneak into this. $19.8 million.
PRIDE & GLORY (2585 theaters). This has been on the shelf for a little while, reviews haven't been all that excited, and ultimately it looks like the kind of thing you can see on cable TV. They are advertising this a lot, but I don;t think Ed Norton and Colin Ferrell are really all that much of a draw. $6.1 million.
CHANGELING opens in 15 theaters, and is getting good reviews. Opening in 9 theaters is the weird SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK.