Short on cash in this craptastic economy? We suggest making an animated film about animals featuring the voices of risqué comedians and Today Show hosts. The folks over at Dreamworks are rolling in cheddah this morning after the kiddie comedy came in #1 over the weekend. See the latest trailer above.
1. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa: $63.5M
2. Role Models: $19.3M
3. High School Musical 3: $9.29M
4. Changeling: $7.28M
5. Zack & Miri Make A Porno: $6.52M
The vocal stylings of Zac Efron & Co. held the top spot at the box office over the weekend, outselling two horror movies, Angelina Jolie, and a sexy comedy. How did the Disney tarts do it? Get a taste of Efron gold in the above clip.
1. High School Musical 3: $15M
2. Zack & Miri Make A Porno: $10.7M
3. Saw V: $10.1M
4. Changeling: $9.41
5. The Haunting of Molly Hartley: $6.01M
Poor Zanessa. Every pair of high school sweethearts are faced with the tough decision of whether to break up, or attempt to make it work through college (or their mediocre, post-Disney careers). And in the case of Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, it’s decision time.
As we’ve pointed out, they haven’t looked happy together for ages. And now, after the premiere of their the third installment of their brain-dead musical comedy High School Musical 3, things are coming to a head. Unsure of her wardrobe choice for the film’s UK premiere, Vanessa opted for a jacket, so as to prevent her “butt…hanging out.” After a few photos were snapped sans jacket, Vanessa wanted the jacket back, at which time, Zac told her she’d “look like a dork.”
Another sign of trouble in tween paradise? Having tired of playing a 17-year-old, the 20-year-old might follow in the full-frontal-nudity footsteps of Harry Potter by starring in a Broadway production of Equus.
The High School Musical 3 juggernaut has hit the UK with a bang, sparking the predictable hordes of hyperventilating teenage girls, who stormed the premiere in London’s Leicester Square last night. And Zac Efron and compay have been on the PR trail selling their soul plugging the latest Disney movie. But the strain’s starting to show on Z-Ef (as absolutely no-one is calling him) after a hugely lackluster interview on breakfast show GM:TV … below, some “choice” cuts.
What do you think of the British fans are they more excitable over here? [Monosyllabic] “Yeah, we’re really excited to see so many fans come out.” [Rubs arm furiously].
Are you enjoying all the attention? “Er…yes” [more frantic arm rubbing].
Surely it’s better than if no-one recognized you?! ” Er … yes.”
What’s been your favorite scene to film? “Specifically? Oh, man …” [rescued at last minute by Corbin Bleu interjection].
We were momentarily roused from our doze during this scintillating interview (can’t wait to see Zac on In The Actors’ Studio at this rate!) by the frankly hilarious look of horror on his face when the subject of HSM 4 came up.
[In panicked tone] “Well, er, I don’t know, we’re promoting 3, man! Our characters have graduated!”
It’s OK, Zac, calm down. We’re sure you have a choice in this matter. Or do you? We just don’t know what kind of blood-tight contract they made you sign back in the day. [Photo: Getty Images]