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We Are Apparently Not Your ‘Friends’: Zac Efron’s Latest Has Third Worst Wide Opening Ever

We Are Apparently Not Your 'Friends': Zac Efron's Latest Has Third Worst Wide Opening Ever

We made our affections clear for Zac Efron’s EDM fable “We Are You Friends” last Friday, but audiences did not follow suit. In 2,333 theaters, the film grossed just $1.8 million — or $772 per theater. Which followed “Oogieloves In The BIG Balloon Adventure” and “Delgo” as the third worst opening ever for a new release with a theater count of over 2,000 theaters. 

We suspect this will just be a case of down but not out for Efron, who has the sequel to “Neighbours” and the “Baywatch” movie on his horizon. But still… Not good news for a film we definitely think deserved better.

In other box office news, Lily Tomlin starrer “Grandma” continued to show signs of breaking out beyond a limited release. Going from 4 to 19 theaters, the Paul Weitz-directed film took in $309,000 — averaging $16,263 per theater (by far the best average of any film in release). 

See when “Grandma” is coming to a theater near you here (and go see it when it does). 

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