The Saw franchise put up a good fight, but when push came to shove moviegoers were more in the mood for upbeat dance numbers than death.
"High School Musical 3: Senior Year" debuted with a $42 million box office opening, which trumped this summer's musical hit "Mamma Mia". The tween market made up most of the early audiences for HSM:3 as 54 percent of patrons were under the age of 18.
I had a friend tell me this weekend that she drove from East Lansing all the way to Mount Peasant to catch a midnight sneak peak of the flick. That's commitment. And it's what Disney was banking on when they decided to take their third installment of the franchise to the big screen.