High School Musical 3, which I wouldn’t see with a snub-nosed .38 jammed into my ribs, turned out to be a Friday-night sensation (it reportedly dropped 10% on Saturday) which means it will only have $42 million as of Sunday evening instead of Steve Mason’s projected $55 million.

Mason initially predicted a weekend gross between $35 and $38 million on 10.22, and then reported a projected 3-day haul in the region of $55 million.