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Zac Efron takes 17 Again to top

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Miley's Montana drops deep

17 Again finished first at the weekend box office and Zac Efron has his second number one film in a row.

Miley's Montana drops deepZac Efron has done it again. The High School Musical star just proved he has acting chops on his own merit. Efron's new flick, 17 Again snagged the first hotspot of new releases this weekend. Warner Brothers said it had estimated North American gross sales of $24.1 million in its opening weekend.

Apparently projections for Zac's flick were originally in the low $20 million. If you saw the promos like us you may be thinking 'hmmm,' does this look vaguely familiar to Jennifer Garner's 13 Going on 30 from a few years ago? Perhaps. The difference is the point-of-view is from a guy's perspective and it's technically in teen years -- 13 is light years away from 17.It will be interesting to see if the 'tween and 'teen market pull their weight next weekend to see the film again and again. Miley Cyrus's film, Hannah Montana: The Movie, apparently slipped to fourth place in only ten days after it opened. That said, it still earned approximately $56 million in box office sales.As Efron enjoys second number-one film in a row. This guy's goal of modeling a career after Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Cruise is well on his way.

The box office top 10:

1. 17 Again, $24.1*
2. State of Play, $14.1
3. Monsters vs. Aliens, $12.9
4. Hannah Montana: The Movie, $12.7
5. Fast & Furious, $12.3
6. Crank: High Voltage, $6.5
7. Observe and Report, $4.1
8. Knowing, $3.5
9. I Love You, Man, $3.4
10. The Haunting in Connecticut $3.2*Figures in millions

Read on for more Zac Efron

Digging deep with Zac: the Zac Efron interview
The 17 Again review
Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron are going strong
Zac Efron and the stars of HSM3 chat up their big screen debut

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