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Can the Jonas Brothers outperform Miley Cyrus?

February 25, 2009 | 11:57 am

Last year at this time, the Jonas Brothers were appearing as the opening act for Miley Cyrus in her Best of Both Worlds tour. This Friday, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas and Nick Jonas star in their own concert film: "Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience." Last night's premiere of the picture at the El Capitan Theatre — across Hollywood Boulevard from the Oscars' home at the Kodak Theatre — brought out hundreds of screaming girls. This weekend, millions of them will be swarming cineplexes.

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The Miley Cyrus movie of her concert tour, "Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Tour," made $65 million domestically, including a staggering $31 million for the opening weekend. And while Cyrus won't be making an appearance in this movie, her best friend and recent Grammy Awards duet partner Taylor Swift will be. Middle brother Joe Jonas and Taylor Swift dated for a time during filming. At those Grammys, the Jonas Brothers lost best new artist to Adele. Last year Taylor Swift lost that same Grammy race to Amy Winehouse.

Though Miley Cyrus recently landed three Kids Choice Awards nominations — favorite TV actress ("Hannah Montana"), favorite singer and favorite movie voice ("Bolt") — she did not land a nod for her concert movie. At these upcoming kids kudos, the Jonas Brothers are competing for best group against Daughtry, Linkin Park and the Pussycat Dolls. While they will be performing at this March 22 awards fest, could the boys be back next year contending as movie stars?

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