Box Office Review: Cyrus family back on top!
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Not since 1992 when Billy Ray Cyrus sparked an ill-advised cultural revolution with his tuneless "Achy Breaky Heart" has the Cyrus family experienced a moment of such undeserved triumph. Defying all logic and good taste, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour crushed all comers at the box-office this weekend. In only 683 theaters, it amassed a staggering $29M and will likely continue playing despite Disney's assurances that it was only a one-week affair. Jessica Alba's The Eye finished a distant second with $13M, further solidying her status as an actress with middling taste and few passionate fans.
Hold-overs staked out the rest of the top 10: the harmless 27 Dresses ($8.4M/$57.1M), the super Juno ($7.4M/$110.2M), the shitty Meet the Spartans ($7.1M/$28.3M), the hilarious Rambo ($7M/$29.8M), the durable The Bucket List ($6.8M/$67.6M), the pornographically violent Untraceable ($5.4M/$19.4M), the plummeting Cloverfield ($4.9M/$71.9M) and the fantastic There Will Be Blood ($4.7M/$21.1M). Audiences did show some small measure of decency by rejecting the twin turds Over Her Dead Body ($4.6M) and Strange Wilderness ($3M). The only new film in limited release, Caramel, averaged a respectable $7127 per theater.