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

April 20, 2009 (2:50 am) GMT
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.

has got another #1 feature film on his sleeves as his latest comedy "" 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 "" and 2008's "".

While this New Line Cinema comedy knocked -starring "" 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 , "".

On the runner-up position was "". The political thriller starring , and 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, "".

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 makes a cameo appearance raked in $56.9 million.

Fourth place went to "". 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 "" with $11.8 million.

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

  1. "" - $23.7 million
  2. "" - $14.1 million
  3. "" - $13.4 million
  4. "" - $13.2 million
  5. "" - $11.8 million
  6. "" - $7 million
  7. "" - $4.2 million
  8. "" - $3.6 million
  9. "" - $3.3 million
  10. "" - $3.1 million

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