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Box Office Review: Crap Reigns!
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The moronic High School Musical 3 dipped badly in its second week of release but still managed to top the box office this weekend ($15M/$61.7M) as it easily bested funny-ish newcomer Zack and Miri Make a Porno ($10.6M). Saw V also plummeted in frame #2 but still managed to haul in an undeserved $10.1M ($45.8M) from an assortment of psychopaths and degenerates. After that it was Clint Eastwood's disappointing Changeling ($9.4M/$10M) and the, uh, unhaunting The Haunting of Molly Hartley ($6M).
The bottom half of the top 10 was led by the freakishly successful Beverly Hills Chihuahua ($4.7M/$84M) followed by the morbidly uplifting The Secret Life of Bees ($4M/$25.2M), the glossy, empty Max Payne ($3.7M/$35.5M), the worthless Eagle Eye ($3.4M/$92.5M) and the decent Pride and Glory ($3.2M/$11.6M). My Name is Bruce had an excellent start in limited release ($18,800 per theater) while The Matador did okay ($7600) and The Other End of the Line ($626) and Eden Lake ($550) both bombed.