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.