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Zac Efron

Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $971,967,200 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #194)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Ted (Doctor Seuss' The Lorax), Teddy Sanders (Neighbors), Link Larkin (Hairspray), Logan (The Lucky One), Mike O' Donnell (17 Again)
Best-Known Technical Roles: That Awkward Moment (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Seth Rogen, Nicholas Stoller, Chris Renaud, Danny De Vito, Andrew Jay Cohen

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorLeading10$551,431,627$420,535,573$971,967,200
Lead Ensemble Member2$55,186,077$89,119,261$144,305,338
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer1$26,068,955$27,000,000$53,068,955

2015 Preview: August

August 1st, 2015

Fantastic Four

It is still a little too soon to tell how July will finish, as we don't have any numbers for the final weekend at the time of writing. We know Minions was a monster hit and that Ant-man will be a financial success. However, until we see how Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation does, it will be impossible to call the month a true success. If Rogue Nation bombed this weekend, then the month is only a partial success. It would also mean the summer of 2015 could be coming to an abrupt end. As for August, only Fantastic Four has a better than 50/50 chance of reaching $100 million; although some people think Straight Outta Compton also has a shot at that milestone. Besides those two, only a couple of other films even have a realistic shot at becoming midlevel hits. Worse still, last August was amazing with Guardians of the Galaxy breaking records. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also did better than expected with a domestic haul of nearly $200 million. No release this August is going to match that figure. There's a good chance the top two releases combined won't do so. Fortunately, 2015 has a sizable lead over 2014, so even a soft month will keep 2015 ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2014 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I

November 26th, 2014

This Thursday is Thanksgiving, which means this is Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and a ton of shopping. It also means the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. Over the next month, we will talk about TV on DVD releases, independent releases, foreign language releases, classics, etc. but this week we start with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. In some ways, this is better than last year, as there were a wider number of big releases that would make great gifts. However, in other ways it is much weaker. I can't think of a single big franchise box set that came out this year. There are some smaller ones, like the Halloween Box Set, but while the franchise has lasted ten installments and 30 years, how many can you really say are worth repeated viewing? Fortunately, there were plenty of great films to come out this year, starting with what is currently the biggest hit of the year. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Neighbors

September 22nd, 2014

This summer was terrible at the box office with no $250 million hits throughout the summer until Guardians of the Galaxy opened in August. That said, there were a number of smaller movies that did quite well at the box office. Neighbors, for instance, cost less than $20 million to make, but pulled in $150 million at the box office. Was it a hit because of its quality? Or did it benefit from the weakness in the tentpole releases? More...

Weekend Estimates: Neighbors Tops $50 Million

May 11th, 2014

Neighbors poster

Comedy triumphs at the box office this weekend, with Neighbors posting an impressive $51 million, according to Universalís Sunday morning estimate. Thatís the 16th-biggest opening ever for a comedy film (depending somewhat on oneís definition of what constitutes a comedy), and comparable to the debut of Ted (which made $54 million in 2012). Itís also easily Seth Rogenís best weekend, ahead of the $33.5 million debut for The Green Hornet, and Zac Efronís best, beating High School Musical: Senior Year. More...

2014 Preview: May

May 1st, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 poster

It has been a great year so far and April was again a strong month. The box office was led by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as it became the second film of the year to reach $200 million, while Rio 2 is on pace to become the seventh $100 million hit of the year. Big picture, 2014 has already hit $3 billion, which isn't a record for this time of the year, but it is $250 million ahead of 2013. That streak ends in May. Don't get me wrong. There are six films opening this month that at least have a shot at $100 million and two of those should earn more than $200 million and there are two others that at least have a shot at that milestone. Leading the way is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is looking to top The Winter Soldier and become the second biggest hit of the year so far. Its main competition this month is X-men: Days of Future Past, while Godzilla also has a shot at $200 million. Unfortunately, this month last year, Iron Man 3 earned more than $400 million, while two other films took in $200 million and seven films in total reached the century mark. That is going to be really hard to replicate this year and 2014 will likely lose some of its lead over 2013. Fortunately, 2014 has such a big lead that unless the box office really slumps, it will end the month with at least a small lead over 2013. More...

2014 Preview: January

January 1st, 2014

Jack Ryan poster

It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 27th, 2013

August 26th, 2013

It's a terrible week on the home market. There's not a lot in terms of top sellers, although The Great Gatsby should lead the way. The only first-run release is Pain and Gain, which will likely not sell a lot on the home market. There are a few TV on DVD releases to fill in the gaps, like The Walking Dead or Elementary; however, by the end of the first page of new releases on, we run into filler. As for Pick of the Week, the best is The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh on Blu-ray Combo Pack. I'm still waiting for the screener, but it is such a good movie and it is slow week that it is still Pick of the Week. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/31/2017 Baywatch   $0 $0 $0
7/8/2016 Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Mike  $0 $0 $0
5/20/2016 Neighbors 2   $0 $0 $0
1/22/2016 Dirty Grandpa   $0 $0 $0
8/28/2015 We Are Your Friends Cole  $3,591,417 $5,826,057 $9,417,474
11/7/2014 21 Years: Richard Linklater Himself  $0 $0 $0
5/9/2014 Neighbors Teddy Sanders  $150,086,800 $120,507,734 $270,594,534
1/31/2014 That Awkward Moment Jason  $26,068,955 $27,000,000 $53,068,955
10/4/2013 Parkland Dr. Jim Carrico  $641,439 $0 $641,439
4/24/2013 At Any Price   $379,791 $0 $379,791
10/5/2012 The Paperboy Jack Jansen  $677,200 $1,499,176 $2,176,376
9/14/2012 Liberal Arts Nat  $319,176 $824,774 $1,143,950
4/20/2012 The Lucky One Logan  $60,457,138 $36,176,695 $96,633,833
3/2/2012 Doctor Seuss' The Lorax Ted  $214,030,500 $136,946,253 $350,976,753
12/9/2011 New Year's Eve Paul  $54,544,638 $89,119,261 $143,663,899
7/30/2010 Charlie St. Cloud Charlie St. Cloud  $31,162,545 $17,271,821 $48,434,366
11/25/2009 Me and Orson Welles Richard Samuels  $1,190,003 $0 $1,190,003
4/17/2009 17 Again Mike O' Donnell  $64,167,069 $75,307,837 $139,474,906
10/24/2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Troy Bolton  $90,559,416 $183,833,464 $274,392,880
12/11/2007 High School Musical 2 Troy Bolton  $0 $0 $0
7/20/2007 Hairspray Link Larkin  $118,871,849 $84,000,000 $202,871,849
5/23/2006 High School Musical Troy Bolton  $0 $0 $0
Movies: 22Totals:$816,747,936$778,313,072$1,595,061,008
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
1/31/2014 That Awkward Moment Executive Producer $26,068,955 $27,000,000 $53,068,955
Movies: 1Totals:$26,068,955$27,000,000$53,068,955