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'Hannah Montana' grosses a stellar $17.4 mil on Friday

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Miley Cyrus’ Hannah Montana: The Movie jumped out to an early lead at the weekend box office, banking a huge $17.4 mil on Friday. That’s the best opening-day gross for a (live-action) G-rated movie ever. The Disney Channel adaptation is on pace to bring in more than $30 mil this Easter weekend, which should put it ahead of reigning champ Fast & Furious. Vin Diesel’s car-franchise flick earned a strong $10.6 mil on Friday. The weekend’s other big new releases garnered first-day grosses that were in line with expectations: Seth Rogen’s Observe and Report laughed up $4.8 mil and Dragonball: Evolution conjured just $2.1 mil. Friday’s rankings are below, and please check back here on Sunday for a full weekend recap in the Box Office Report.

1. Hannah Montana: The Movie — $17.4 mil
2. Fast & Furious — $10.6 mil
3. Monsters vs. Aliens — $9.1 mil
4. Observe and Report — $4.8 mil
5. Knowing — $2.4 mil
6. The Haunting in Connecticut — $2.4 mil
7. I Love You, Man — $2.3 mil
8. Dragonball: Evolution — $2.1 mil
9. Adventureland — $1.2 mil
10. Duplicity — $1 mil

More Box Office News:
Box Office Preview: Hannah Montana takes on Fast & Furious
Fast & Furious shatters records with $72.5 mil weekend
Monsters vs. Aliens opens at No. 1 with $58.2 mil
Knowing cruises to weekend victory
Race to Witch Mountain casts a spell at No. 1
EW.com’s Box Office Chart