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Weekend Estimates: 17 Again Tops Another Good Movie Weekend

April 19th, 2009

Zac Efron started his post-High School Musical career with a handsome win at the box office, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. 17 Again topped the chart with an estimated $24 million and a decent per theater average over $7,000. State of Play had a good opening, by the standards of recent thrillers, with $14 million.

Among other openers, Crank 2: High Voltage was a relative disappointment, earning just $6.5 million. That's well below Jason Statham's recent average, most likely thanks to competition with Fast & Furious (down 55% to $12.3 million).

Monsters vs. Aliens remained in 3rd spot in the chart with $12.9 million, which was enough to beat a weak second weekend from Hannah Montana. The Disney movie was down 61% to $12.7 million.

- Weekend Estimates

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