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New comedy/fantasy “17 Again” tops Box Office

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Teen heartthrob Zac Efron scored big at the Box Office this weekend with his new comedy/fantasy, “17 Again.” The film is about a thirtysomething guy who gets a second shot at his life when he magically becomes 17 again. Young movie fans, especially teenage girls, stormed the theaters propelling the film into the number 1 spot with an estimated $24 million. “17 Again” also stars Matthew Perry.

In second place, “State of Play,” starring Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren, and Rachel McAdams. The new crime drama/thriller is based on a BBC TV series about a group of investigative reporters who join with a police detective to solve the murder of a congressman’s mistress. “State of Play” debuted with about $14 million. The animated 3-D flick, “Monsters vs. Aliens” earned around $13 million for third, followed by last weekend’s top film, “Hannah Montana: The Movie” in fourth with $12.6 million; and rounding out the top five “Fast and Furious (New Model…Original Parts)”  with $12.2 million.  

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2 Responses to New comedy/fantasy “17 Again” tops Box Office

  1. nomad Monday, April 20, 2009 at 3:14 am #

    after seeing 17 Again i think that Zac Efron might become the next big icon by which we define “male hotness”

  2. Fronnie Lewis Monday, April 20, 2009 at 11:50 am #


    The film has been out only a few days, but clearly Zac Efron’s star power and rating as a hot celebrity is rising fast.

    Thanks for commenting.

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