Zac Efron's '17 Again' Takes Over North American Box Office

Zac Efron's '17 Again' Takes Over North American Box Office

With Miley Cyrus' 'Hannah Montana: The Movie' sliding down fast from the first place, Zac Efron-starring comedy '17 Again' rises to the expectation and debuts at the top of weekend box office.

Zac Efron has got another #1 feature film on his sleeves as his latest comedy "17 Again" debuted atop the North American box office over the three-day weekend. Opened to a $9.5 million bow on Friday, April 17, the Burr Steers-directed movie went on to collect $23.7 million from approximately 4,200 screens at 3,255 sites.

Scoring nearly $4 million more than expected, the movie about a 37-year-old man getting another chance at life when he is transformed back to the age of 17 has exceeded analysts' box-office projections around the low $20 million. This film, in addition, marked the third #1 bow for Disney's star Efron following 2007's "Hairspray" and 2008's "High School Musical 3: Senior Year".

While this New Line Cinema comedy knocked Miley Cyrus-starring "Hannah Montana: The Movie" off the top slot on the revenue chart, it didn't outnumber the opening bow of the TV-to-movie adaptation which collected $32.3 million last weekend. It did, on the other hand, sell as many tickets as the last body-swap comedy starring Jennifer Garner, "13 Going on 30".

On the runner-up position was "State of Play". The political thriller starring Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams pulled in around $10 million less than "17 Again" with $14.1 million. Garnering generally positive reviews, this Universal Pictures movie came in higher than Crowe's previous starring film, "Body of Lies".

Meanwhile, slipping to third place was "Hannah Montana: The Movie". This Disney movie about teenage girl with a double life experienced a 58.5% decline in sales to score $13.4 million this week. After 10 days of theatrical screening, the movie in which Taylor Swift makes a cameo appearance raked in $56.9 million.

Fourth place went to "Monsters vs. Aliens". This 3-D animated film from DreamWorks Animation took in another $13.2 million to bring its four week total to about $163.1 million. The additional haul made "Monsters vs. Aliens" the highest grossing movie this year so far. Meanwhile, rounding up the top five box office was "Fast and Furious" with $11.8 million.

Top Ten Movies at Weekend Box Office for April 3 - 5:

  1. "17 Again" - $23.7 million
  2. "State of Play" - $14.1 million
  3. "Hannah Montana: The Movie" - $13.4 million
  4. "Monsters vs. Aliens" - $13.2 million
  5. "Fast and Furious" - $11.8 million
  6. "Crank: High Voltage" - $7 million
  7. "Observe and Report" - $4.2 million
  8. "Knowing" - $3.6 million
  9. "I Love You, Man" - $3.3 million
  10. "The Haunting in Connecticut" - $3.1 million


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    Aug 19, 2009

    17 again is not rly good but love zac so much da movie would nver be perfect without zac

    May 14, 2009

    my sister love please write back

    May 12, 2009

    this movies too cliche. love you zac though.

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