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'17 Again' easily dominates the Friday box office with $9.5 mil

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The Zac Efron high school body-swap comedy cruised easily to the top of the box office heap on Friday, raking in an estimated $9.5 million from 3,255 theaters. This puts it on track for a $28 million opening weekend haul, which is roughly the same as the 2007 musical Hairspray, which co-starred Efron, but far short of the $42 million bow for last year’s High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Despite generally positive reviews, the Russell Crowe-Ben Affleck thriller State of Play ran a distant second, taking in $4.6 million, which puts it on pace for an underwhelming $14 million weekend. Among films opening wide this weekend, Crank High Voltage fell to the back of the pack, taking in $2.7 million. See the complete breakdown below and come back on Sunday for a full weekend recap in the Box Office Report.

1. 17 Again — $9.5 million
2. State of Play — $4.6 million
3. Hannah Montana: The Movie — $4 million
4. Fast and Furious — $3.8 million
5. Monsters Vs. Aliens — $3.6 million
6. Crank High Voltage — $2.7 million
7. Observe and Report — $1.4 million
8. The Haunting in Connecticut — $1.1 million
9. Knowing — $1.1 million
10. I Love You, Man — $1.1 million