Zac Efron Flexes His Box-Office Muscle
04/19/2009 AT 01:30 PM EDT
Original box-office projections for the PG-13 movie had been in the low $20 million, say industry sources, so the final take had Dan Fellman, Warners president of domestic distribution, telling Reuters, "We're going to have some legs on this film."
The other teen idol strutting her stuff in the Cineplex is Miley Cyrus, whose tween musical-comedy Hannah Montana: The Movie, slipped to fourth place at the box office, with an estimated $12.7 million take since Friday. So far, in 10 days, that movie's made a still-respectable $56.1 million.
In second place at this weekend's ticket booths, Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe and Helen Mirren saw their suspense movie, State of Play, perform only modestly – with about $14.1 million in sales.