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Jonas Brothers vs. Hannah Montana in 3-D showdown

February 27, 2009

Last year, then 15-year-old Miley Cyrus was the runaway hit at 3-D theaters when her “Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour” made $31.1 million the-jonas-brothers2its opening weekend at U.S. and Canada box offices in only 683 theaters.

Cyrus’ old friends the Jonas Brothers, who gained fame on her Disney television show “Hannah Montana,” are looking to eclipse that number when their 3-D concert movie opens in 1,271 theaters on Friday, and hundreds of theaters have been sold out.

Movie industry watchers expect the Jonas Brothers at No. 1 on the box office this weekend, giving Walt Disney Pictures another trophy 3-D success on top of its “Best of Both Worlds” smash hit the weekend of Feb. 1, 2008.  

“I’m thinking it can at least do as well as the Hannah Montana movie,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box office tracking firm Media by Numbers. “It would totally surprise me if it somehow did less.”

But given how few theaters ”Best of Both Worlds” opened in, the question is how “Jonas Brothers: the 3D Concert Experience” will match up against it on a per-theater basis. Going into the opening weekend  of Cyrus’ movie, Fandango.com and MovieTickets.com, the top online ticket sellers, said “Best of Both Worlds” accounted for more than 75 percent of their ticket sales a couple days before the opening. As of Thursday, the two companies reported that advance ticket sales for “Jonas Brothers” were below 64 percent of all sales, which is still strong but not quite as stellar as “Best of Both Worlds.”

 Disney needs a big success from “Jonas Brothers” more than it did from “Best of Both Worlds,” after reporting on Feb. 3 that quarterly profits fell 32 percent to $845 million compared to a year ago. miley-cyrusOne factor working in “Best of Both Worlds” favor was that it was originally planned to run in theaters for only one weekend, which had parents and their kids rushing to theaters before it was extended, experts said. 

But regardless, Dergarabedian still expects ”Jonas Brothers” could make $40 million its opening weekend, which is not a bad take for any film. The box office numbers will be driven by girls, in line with the female-oriented success of 2008 films “Twilight,” “Sex in the City” and ”Mamma Mia!,” he said. Hollywood has often geared its movies toward teen boys, so the fact that girls can make a movie a hit has many in the movie industry taking note.

Comments

they won’t match miley’s per-theatre average…she rules

Posted by blingy | Report as abusive
 

They WILL SOOO Beat Miley The Jonas Brothers Rule!!!
There Movie is better!

Posted by E | Report as abusive
 

I just saw the rockumentary yesterday. It is just that, it rocked and just blew my mind from beginning to end. It was so realistic, I flinched when Nick flung a guitar pick. They sounded amazing as always, we got to see a lot of different sides of them we got the funny, teenagerish, family-oriented, musical, and serious side of each of them. It’s top movie of ’09 for me. Can’t imaging anything topping it.

 

The Jonas Brothers are so going to beat miley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  !!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Danielle | Report as abusive
 

it doesnt matter if they beat mileys movie…this movie was for the fans

and the true JB fans will go watch it
i watched it yesterday and it was AMAZING!!!!!!!
best 3D movie so far…it really showed how talented they are

im prolly gonna go watch it again tomorrow!!!

Posted by maira | Report as abusive
 

MILEY BEAT THE JONAS BROTHERS!!!!!! Jonas Brothers only made $31 million dollars opening weekend and JB only made $20 million. I am a JB fan but i like Miley sooo much better.

Posted by Sam | Report as abusive
 

omg miley did beat them! both movies were good but i think hers was better. it showed more behind the scences into the tour not other concerts. i like them both but i LOVE miley more. i wasnt sure whos would do better but it looks like she did and hers wasnt in as many theaters either so wow damm she deff did better! Great job miley!!!!! love you so much!

Posted by kristin | Report as abusive
 

omg miley sucks and idk how miley beat them i saw both and mileys one wasnt good at all The jonas brothers were AMAZING!!!!! i’m going again to see it i cant wait

Posted by Lisa | Report as abusive
 

hay miley you are the bestes actor and you Joe,Nick,Keven.

 

miley cyrus is soo goin to beat them.cause she rules and i know it.!.go miley!

 

Miley rocks she is better than all of the Jonas brother put together!! Hannah and Miley fans should get the Hannah Montana Widget!! It’s amazing and got a wicked hannah montana music player on it!!

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