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Monday, October 27, 2008

When Chart Rigger And 'High School Musical' Broke Up

This weekend High School Musical 3: Senior Year earned $42 million at the U.S. box office. It was the first (and final...?) installment of the series to be released in movie theaters. (The prior two had aired on the Disney Channel). And, perhaps surprisingly, this is the first mention of the film here on Chart Rigger.

In late January 2006, I got swept up in the lightning-in-a-bottle HSM phenom after the first movie aired and the soundtrack became a surprise smash. Chart Rigger was riddled with posts throughout the rest of that year about the movie, the DVD release, the singles that charted, info about the sequel—and "Breaking Free" even topped CR's "Best Of 2006" list.

Readers would e-mail and say they'd gotten hooked on the Zac Efron/Vanessa Hudgens musical lovefest all because of the enthusiastic blogging here back then.

Yeah, then the second movie aired on the Disney Channel last year, and it sucked hard. I'd watched the original movie about 10 times on DVD. As for HSM2, I caught it the night it premiered, then never again. Guess that explains the overall lack of interest for the third movie.

And so today rolled around, and the ball and chain and I were taking a Sunday drive. Rather impromtu, we were like, "Well, we could go see High School Musical 3...I guess?"

By the time we arrived at the theater, there was a line around the block with 200 screeching kiddies.

So we went to see Quarantine instead. There's a pretty cool part in that one where a five-year-old girl chews her mom's face off.

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  • At 3:00 AM, Blogger John said…

    *phew* I thought for a second there that you actually had stood in line with all those young'uns. That's a violation of your probation, mister!

  • At 7:55 AM, Blogger Adem With An E said…

    She chews her mum's face off? Done, I'm watching this movie.

  • At 1:37 PM, Blogger will said…

    oh my! i'm sure it'll be on dvd in like 2 weeks.

    the changeling was excellent!



  • At 3:25 PM, Anonymous My Name Is Dita said…

    Has anyone notified Brandon Flowers?

  • At 2:33 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    Take two episodes of Britannia High with a Spectacular preview and call me in the morning :)


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