Did Disney know, when they created the first High School Musical, that it would become a teen and tween phenomenon? I’m sure they hoped, but I also doubt anyone could’ve known the rabid popularity with which the music swept the country. My daughter seems to know all the songs, and I’m not sure she’s ever even seen either of the movies. Probably it’s just osmosis (and being a tween in America).
And by all accounts, Disney is about to bring it on home again with the HSM crew: This weekend High School Musical 3: Senior Year will open nationwide.
Can they score big for a third time? It sure sounds like it:
Advance ticket sales in the United Kingdom — where the film opens Wednesday (October 22), two days before its stateside bow — have broken records set by “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” in 2005, and online ticket sales reports in the United States signal a bumper opening weekend box office.
Donna Martin graduates! Whoops, wrong series. Sorry ’bout that. (It feels about that big, though, doesn’t it?)