17 Again tops weekend box office

Zac Efron's fantasy comedy 17 Again debuted as the top movie, with an estimated $24.1 million for the three-day April 17 weekend, the Associated Press reported.

Monsters vs. Aliens, meanwhile, held strong at number two, taking in an estimated $12.9 million to raise its domestic haul to $162.7 million.

Jason Statham had a so-so opening for his action sequel Crank: High Voltage, which came in sixth place with $6.5 million, $4 million less than the first weekend for the 2006 original Crank.

Hollywood maintained a record box-office pace with just one weekend to go before the busy summer season arrives May 1 with X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

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