Zac Efron Breezes Past Crowe to Box Office Gold

Apr. 19 2009, Published 6:08 a.m. ET

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When you've got diehard Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner fans to contend with, going up against Russell Crowe is a walk in the park.

And so was this weekend's box office war for winner Zac Efron, who opened solid for his second-chance-at-youth comedy 17 Again, clocking in at $24.1 million.

Read’s review of 17 Again here

Proving that the brooding young man can carry a project without certain singing High Schoolers, Efron can even take pride in whipping one of the years most anticipated political thrillers State of Play.

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Starring Crowe, Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams, Play attracted around $14.1 million.

Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart's quirky theme park indy Adventureland is holding on, raking in $1.3 million for a total take of $14 million.

Miley Cyrus' Hannah Montana Movie dropped a severe 61% in ticket sales but boasts an overall gross of $56.1 million in two weeks.




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