Fans have barely had the time to learn the words, but Disney this Friday is launching a singalong version of its “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” hit movie.
After just two weeks at the top of U.S. box offices, the singalong version will be rolled out at 125 movie theaters in major U.S. cities.
It’s the first time Walt Disney Pictures has released a singalong version of a movie in theaters nationwide but the decision follows a modern trend set by “Hairspray” in 2007 and “Mamma Mia,” which was based on ABBA tunes, this past summer.
“We felt that the (‘High School Musical 3’) movie’s huge base of enthusiastic fans would really embrace a singalong version,” said Mark Zoradi, president of Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group.
The third installment in the money-spinning song and dance teen franchise has already earned more than $146 million at the worldwide box office since its Oct. 22 rollout.
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