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Zac Efron soars in "17 Again"

Zac Efron's latest movie, "17 Again," was in first place at the box offices, taking in $24.1 million, according to Reuters.

The debut was about $4 million more than analysts projected, according to USA Today.

Even the distributor, Warner Bros. told Reuters that the earnings were better than expected.

In the movie, Efron plays a dispirited 27-year-old family man who becomes 17 again, and gets to relive his high school glory days, Reuters reported.

This signals yet another No. 1 for Efron, who was in "Hairspray" and was the lead in the "High School Musical" franchise, USA Today reported.