Tween-age girls swarmed the Cineplex over the weekend, propelling Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour to victory at the box office with a whopping $29 million tally -- not bad for a flick that opened in less than 700 theaters.
Coming in a distant second with a $13 million take was Jessica Alba's supernatural thriller The Eye, followed by Katherine Heigl's surprisingly durable rom-com 27 Dresses, which took in $8.4 million. Rounding out the top five were newly-crowned Best Picture nominee Juno and last week's box office champ Meet the Spartans.
Source: boxofficemojo.com Posted 02.04.08 by reelz
Super Bowl counter-programming makes for one big estrogen party at the Cineplex this weekend, with Hannah Montana, Jessica Alba and Eva Longoria vehicles leading the pack of new releases. The lone exception is the Happy Madison comedy Strange Wilderness, which, shockingly, wasn't screened for critics.
A rundown of our reviews of this weekend's new releases:
"A paint-by-numbers facsimile of The Grudge, The Ring and countless other Asian-influenced, hot-chicks-in-peril supernatural thrillers." [Full The Eye Review]
Over Her Dead Body
"The premise is not altogether unappealing; it's the clumsy execution that sinks this silly, forgettable comedy." [Full Over Her Dead Body Review]
Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour
"If I were 12, I’d be in the audience singing right along with everyone else. That’s what you do as a young girl." [Full Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour Review]
Not screened for critics. Your guess is as good as ours. We're guessing it's pretty crappy. [Strange Wilderness Movie Page]
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Thanks to scene-stealing performances in comic book flicks like Sin City and Fantastic Four, Jessica Alba has been a fanboy favorite for several years now, consistently ranking among the web's most-searched women. But lost amid all the geek worship is that fact that she also happens to be a talented actress, having issued her finest performance to date in last August's Good Luck Chuck. Give credit where credit is due: Anyone able to effectively pretend that Dane Cook is charming and likeable ranks alongside Streep and De Niro in our book.
In her new movie The Eye, a supernatural thriller imported from Hong Kong, Alba plays a blind violinist who's haunted by freaky visions after receiving a double corneal transplant. Check out our exclusive interview with the future scream queen, in which she reveals why she's such a huge fan of scary movies. Posted 01.30.08 by reelz