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Zac Efron film We Are Your Friends has one of the worst wide-release Us box office openings ever

30 August 2015 3:31 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Zac Efron's new film did manage to crack into a top ten list when it opened this weekend - unfortunately, it isn't the kind of list any actor would want to have on his resume.

We Are Your Friends opened with $1.8 million this weekend, a figure that landed the film at number four on the list of the worst wide-release debuts in box office history, reports Entertainment Weekly.

The list compiles the films that generated the worst box office openings for films that opened in 2000 theatres or more on their debut weekend.

The story of Efron's aspiring DJ trails behind 2008's Delgo and 2012's Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure, which take first and second place respectively, and also managed to score a bigger box office than last year's 10th anniversary re-release of Saw.

We Are Your Friends follows DJ Cole Carter (Efron) as he gets the chance of »

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Box Office: ‘War Room’ Stuns With $11 Million, Zac Efron’s ‘We Are Your Friends’ Tanks

30 August 2015 7:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The box office underwent a religious conversion this weekend as Christian crowds flocked to “War Room,” lifting the low-budget salute to prayer above the Zac Efron drama “We Are You're Friends” and the Owen Wilson thriller “No Escape.”

Filmed for a mere $3 million and distributed by Sony’s Affirm division, “War Room” more than tripled its production budget in a single weekend, picking up $11 million from 1,135 locations. That also easily topped projections that had it debuting in the $4 million to $5 million range, although in retrospect those estimates were overly conservative given that advance ticket sales were unusually strong.

“These are the kind of outlier events that happen and wake everyone up to the fact that faith-based audiences are passionate and looking for content,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak.

The film is the latest religious-themed hit from director Alex Kendrick and his brother, writing and producing partner Stephen Kendrick, »

- Brent Lang

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Educating Cardiff: Why Willows High is different from the schools we've seen before

25 August 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The press team probably couldn't have planned it any better. Digital Spy has just walked into the reception of Willows High School in Cardiff - the new subject of the much-loved Educating series - to be greeted by a school choir singing 'Breaking Free' from High School Musical.

Everyone we meet is quick to assure us this isn't a set-up - Willows High is working with local primary schools on a concert, and we just happen to have stumbled into a rehearsal - and anyway, if it was they surely would have gone for the song we later heard drifting out of the school hall: 'We're All In This Together'.

That, after all, is the mood headteacher Joy Ballard is going for. "I'm sort of like the mum of the school, [deputy head] Chris is like the dad of the school," she explains when we meet her later. "We know their mum's name, »

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Will Brian Austin Green Receive Spousal Support From Megan Fox?

24 August 2015 11:35 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The actress filed for divorce earlier this month - Us Weekly Wiz Khalifa handcuffed by cops for "hoverboarding" - Vulture Did Avril Lavigne just throw shade at Taylor Swift? - HuffPost Celeb Watch Zac Efron struggle to name a High School Musical song - Et Tom Hardy has a cute day out in London with his dog - Lainey Gossip 2 former Hills stars just reunited - MTV Drake and Serena Williams were spotted kissing - BuzzFeed Nick Gordon visits Bobbi Kristina Brown's grave - People Ben Affleck's former nanny was just offered an interesting job - The Frisky »

- Caitlin-Hacker

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Quiz: DJ Movies

24 August 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Zac Efron’s latest, We Are Your Friends, is taking him back to his musical roots. The High School Musical days might be over, but Efron’s still making music on screen.

We Are Your Friends stars Efron as an aspiring DJ navigating the choppy waters of the struggle for fame. The electronic music scene is a cut-throat one, where there are fortunes to be made and some sick beats to be dropped.

As the concept of an electronic DJ is relatively new in comparison to the history of film, Hollywood hasn’t tackled the subject very often. A more common form of DJ found on film is the radio DJ, covering a career that has enjoyed a much longer lifespan. We’re talking about some real classics here: Christian Slater in Pump Up the Volume, Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietnam… we could go on, but we’ll let »

- Amanda Wood

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Zac Efron fails to recognise 'Breaking Free' from High School Musical

24 August 2015 5:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Back in 2006, legions of teenagers around the world were obsessed with Disney's High School Musical.

One song that was immensely popular was 'Breaking Free'. Among the soarin' and flyin', it was a heartfelt duet sung by Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens's characters.

But despite how huge it was, it may be a surprise to you that Zac struggled to recognise the number.

Cosmopolitan challenged the We Are Your Friends actor along with co-star Emily Ratajkowski and director Max Joseph to name the songs from listening to their intros.

When it came to 'Breaking Free', Zac was a little stuck.

To be fair to him, he did recognise that it was from High School Musical. He just couldn't remember the song title.

If you want to hear the full song all over again (it's been nearly 10 years, if that makes you feel old), then listen below:

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It Took Zac Efron 22 Long Seconds to Name a High School Music Song and There's Video Proof—Watch Now!

23 August 2015 5:55 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Get'cha head in the game, Zac Efron! While promoting his new movie We Are Your Friends, the former Disney star was asked to play a music game with his director Max Joseph and co-star Emily Ratajkowski. As a Cosmopolitan UK reporter began to play the introduction of songs, the group must guess the song title correctly as soon as possible. Sounds pretty simple, right? Yes, that's what we thought too. Once the game started, the trio appeared to be on a roll. Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love?" No problem! Justice vs. Simian's "We Are Your Friends?" Piece of cake. But when it comes to "Breaking Free" from High School Musical? Well, we may need more than a few »

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Emily Ratajkowski Shows Off Tons of Cleavage & Leg at "We Are Your Friends" Premiere

21 August 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Emily Ratajkowski is breaking out the girls!   The model turned actress pulled an Angelina Jolie on the red carpet for the premiere of "We Are Your Friends" Thursday night in Hollywood.   The 24-year-old showed off tons of cleavage and a whole lot of leg in a Grecian-inspired champagne Maria Lucia Hohan gown. She accessorized with a simple gold clutch, Jimmy Choo heels and loose waves.   The "Blurred Lines" video vixen stars in the new flick, which follows a young DJ trying to make it big in the Edm scene. This is only her second major role after starring alongside Ben Affleck in "Gone Girl".   Emily's costar Zac Efron also shined on the red carpet and brought his usual hunky style and charm to the premiere.   The "High School Musical" alum was dapper in a navy blue suit jacket, t-shirt and tailored pants. While the 27-year-old has been looking very chiseled lately, »

- tooFab Staff

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Vanessa Hudgens Reveals Her Dad's Stage 4 Cancer Battle in Emotional Speech

21 August 2015 2:01 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Vanessa Hudgens has revealed the sad news that her dad, Greg, is facing a battle against stage 4 cancer. The former High School Musical star made the emotional revelation during an acceptance speech at the Industry Dance Awards on Wednesday, Aug. 19, for her Breakthrough Performer award. The event was held to benefit The Circle of Hope, a charity which supports dancers who survive cancer. And Hudgens, who attended the ceremony with her boyfriend, Austin Butler, explained to the audience that as a couple, she and Butler now really [...] »

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Vanessa Hudgens And Paula Abdul Attend 2015 Industry Dance Awards and Cancer Benefit Show

20 August 2015 1:44 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Vanessa Hudgens and Paula Abdul hung out backstage at the 2015 Industry Dance Awards and Cancer Benefit Show at Hollywood’s Avalon Wednesday night. Vanessa Hudgens And Paula Abdul Before Abdul bonded with former High School Musical star Hudgens at the Industry Dance Awards, she presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Rita Moreno. “Every one of […]

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- Chelsea Regan

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Zac Efron Reminisces About High School Musical, Talks Losing Weight for New Movie: Watch Now!

19 August 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Can you believe it's almost the ten-year anniversary of the High School Musical movie?! While promoting his new flick We Are Your Friends, HSM star Zac Efron reminisced about the time that's past since the hit movie. The 27-year-old hunk even revealed filming We Are your Friends in the San Fernando Valley outside L.A. reminded him of his High School Musical years. "Around the time High School Musical started I lived, like for four years, in the valley," Efron told E! News. "We shot all around the house that we used to bum around at. We even filmed at some of my favorite restaurants. Like I knew every location, every place we go it'd be reminiscent of [my] 15 to 17-year-old »

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23 Shirtless Zac Efron GIFs to Get You All Hot and Bothered For His Role in Baywatch

19 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

In case you didn't get the news delivered to you directly by way of messenger pigeon, Zac Efron has joined the Baywatch movie. It is immensely exciting, and it's a great excuse to revisit all the times Efron has shed his shirts in previous films. Should the deal go through, he'll be running in slow motion alongside costar Dwayne Johnson, making this reboot fully worth a trip to the theater. Until more details come out, here are all the GIFs I could find of Efron's bare chest in movies and on TV! Related stories: Every Picture of Zac Efron in We Are Your Friends Is Sexier Than the Last All the Hot Zac Efron Movie Pictures You Could Possibly Handle 12 Times Zac Efron Made You Swoon in High School Musical 74 Crucial Moments From Your Decade-Long Crush on Zac Efron »

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Disney Channel movie Descendants will grace the UK this September

17 August 2015 9:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Disney's Descendants has been given a premiere date in the UK.

The music-driven movie, featuring Disney's most infamous villains, will air on September 25 at 5.30pm on Disney Channel UK.

A soundtrack will be released in the same month, with songs performed by the cast.

Descendants playfully presents the possibilities of what happens after the 'happily ever after'.

Set in the kingdom of Auradon, the offspring of the likes of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil and Jafar are allowed in to attend prep school alongside the children of Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Mulan.

Themes include self-confidence, finding the beauty within and freedom of choice.

High School Musical's Kenny Ortega directs and choreographs, while Mitchell Hope, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Maz Jobrani, Kathy Najimy and Kristin Chenoweth are among the stars.

Watch a trailer for Descendants below: »

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Disney Channel movie Descendants will grace the UK this September

17 August 2015 9:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Disney's Descendants has been given a premiere date in the UK.

The music-driven movie, featuring Disney's most infamous villains, will air on September 25 at 5.30pm on Disney Channel UK.

A soundtrack will be released in the same month, with songs performed by the cast.

Descendants playfully presents the possibilities of what happens after the 'happily ever after'.

Set in the kingdom of Auradon, the offspring of the likes of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil and Jafar are allowed in to attend prep school alongside the children of Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Mulan.

Themes include self-confidence, finding the beauty within and freedom of choice.

High School Musical's Kenny Ortega directs and choreographs, while Mitchell Hope, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Maz Jobrani, Kathy Najimy and Kristin Chenoweth are among the stars.

Watch a trailer for Descendants below: »

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8 Great Actors Who Got Their Start on the Disney Channel

13 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

You remember them from such shows as “Even Stevens” “Lizzie McGuire,” or even “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club,” but today these actors are better than ever. Justin TimberlakeAlthough best known for his music, Timberlake has blown audiences away as a frequent host on “Saturday Night Live,” as well as in “The Social Network” and “Bad Teacher.” Beginning as a cast member on “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” from 1993–1995, Timberlake got great training for a career in entertainment. Zac EfronEfron owes his now-flourishing career to “High School Musical.” The film became an overnight sensation, catapulting the triple threat to the A-list along with his fellow cast mates. Now he’s a veritable movie star, appearing in big-budget flicks including “17 Again,” “Charlie St. Cloud,” “That Awkward Moment,” and “Neighbors.” Hilary DuffWhat was so fundamentally great about Duff’s performance on “Lizzie McGuire” was her ability to ground a character in ordinary circumstances and make her endlessly relatable. »

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Zac Efron May Star In The Baywatch Movie, Which Makes Sense Given His Handsomeness

10 August 2015 11:41 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Whew, that was a close one. If you were worried about the upcoming Baywatch movie not having enough hunky dudes running down the beach in slow motion, you can breathe a little bit easier today, because all around handsome gentleman Zac Efron is reportedly in talks to join the fun in the sun. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the High School Musical and Neighbors star will likely don those red trunks and hang out with Dwayne Johnson, saving lives on the beaches of California. Efron will play a new lifeguard who joins the team, but his impulsive, rule-flaunting ways lead to him butting heads with his older, somber, very toe-the-line supervisor, played by Johnson. But when an oil tycoon threatens to destroy the environment of their beloved beach, they have to set aside their differences and team up to save the day. If you were hoping for a serious take »

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‘Home’ Takes Top Spot on Home Video Charts

5 August 2015 5:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

DreamWorks Animation’s “Home,” distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, easily topped both national home video sales charts for the week ending Aug. 2.

The film, which features the voices of “The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons and singer Rihanna, earned $176.8 million in U.S. theaters and is based on the children’s book about a girl and a cuddly alien who team up to escape an invasion.

The film debuted at No. 1 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray sales chart.

“Home” outsold the No. 2 title on the overall disc sales chart, 20th Century Fox’s “The Longest Ride,” by a 12-to-1 margin. “Longest Ride,” a romantic drama with $37.5 million in theatrical earnings, spent the previous two weeks in the top spot.

Warner’s direct-to-video animated superhero movie “Justice League: Gods and Monsters” debuted at No. »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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All 27 stars of Skins: Whatever happened to E4's teen tearaways?

4 August 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Here's one of those 'This'll make you feel old' factoids - it's two years since the last ever episode of Skins aired.

E4's groundbreaking hormone-fest wrapped up on August 5, 2013 - with an older Cook (Jack O'Connell) heading off into an uncertain future at the close of 'Rise (Part Two)'.

Cook was but one of 27 major characters featured on Skins across three 'Generations' - in a total of 61 episodes, split into seven series. But where are the teen tearaways of Roundview College now?

Generation One

1. Nicholas Hoult

Hoult played Tony Stonem - the pre-eminent bad boy of Skins - across its first two series. Later badly hurt in a traffic accident and forced to rely on others, Tony had mellowed by his final episodes.

Now aged 25, Hoult has become a bona-fide Hollywood star with roles in this year's Mad Max: Fury Road and the much-anticipated book adaptations Dark Places and Kill Your Friends. »

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Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler Go on Romantic Safari in Africa—See the Pics!

31 July 2015 8:15 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Lions and tigers and bears zebras, oh my! By all accounts, Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler are definitely on the vacation of a lifetime. The loved-up duo posted a series of photos on Instagram, giving fans a glimpse inside their African safari getaway. But between their adorable moments snuggling in the backseat, the former High School Musical actress also posted a ton of adorable animal pics during the excursion. "I can't believe I made it to Africa," Hudgens wrote. "Let the adventure begin." In one undeniably cute image, Austin is seen gazing longingly at the brunette beauty while she makes a silly face and does her best to take the romantic selfie. The »

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Kenny Ortega on ‘Descendants’ Auditions, Modernizing Classic Disney

31 July 2015 10:13 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The phrase “happily ever after” is synonymous with countless children’s fairy tales, but what happens after “happily ever after” has gone unanswered. That is the very premise of Disney Channel’s latest original movie, “Descendants,” which follows the teen offspring of Disney’s most evil villains, including Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil and Jafar.

Director Kenny Ortega, the man behind mega-franchise “High School Musical,” modernized classic Disney tales for “Descendants,” which hails from writing duo Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott, who are celebrating 30 years of working together.

“Since we wrote features for most of our career, we were used to writing big,” McGibbon says of working in the television space for “Descendants.” (The pair penned Julia Roberts’ “Runway Bride” together early in their careers.) Parriott says, “We aimed to write something we enjoyed that would have broad appeal for parents to watch and enjoy along with their kids and tweens. »

- Reece Ristau

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