Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Box Office Review: Zac Efron | Champion

17againwins.jpg
Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

Yet another hilarious scene! | Photo courtesy of New Line (R.I.P.)

Hordes of sexually-confused young girls made Zac Efron and 17 Again this week's box-office champ as it pulled in an impressive $24M. The superb State of Play lagged far behind ($14M), just edging Monsters vs. Aliens ($12.9M/$162.7M), Hannah Montana: The Stupid Movie ($12.6M/$56.1M) and Fast and Furious and Stupid ($12.2M/$136.7M). Crank: High Voltage disappointed in its opening frame ($6.5M) despite the angelic presence of co-star Amy Smart while Observe & Report collapsed in its second weekend ($4M/$18.6M).

The awful Knowing continues to make far too much money ($3.4M/$73.6M). The very funny I Love You, Man added an extra $3.3M ($64.6M) to slip past A Haunting in Connecticut ($3.1M/$51.9M). In a busy weekend for limited releases, American Violet made the most money ($257,000 at $4213 per theater) while Every Little Step was the most profitable ($9075 per). Michael Caine's Is Anybody There? had an okay debut ($7517), but Sleep Dealer ($1672) and The Golden Boys ($840) did virtually no business.