''High School Musical!'' will not die -- The numbers behind the Disney movie's success

By EW Staff
May 05, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

”High School Musical” will not die!

Sick of Disney Channel’s High School Musical? Well, looks like the movie’s not going away anytime soon…

11 million
Tweens who’ve tuned in to High School Musical since its Jan. 20 debut.

Years of life you’re doomed to be a Disney tween (ages 9 to 14).

Minutes of that time you’d spend if you listened to HSM‘s double-platinum soundtrack once daily.

Months since Miami Vice hit No. 1, the last TV soundtrack to do so.

Years you must wait in dread/anticipation of (OMG!) the HSM sequel.