"The Lucky One" is Zac Efron's latest attempt to distance himself from his teen-heartthrob image and establish himself as a serious actor. Unfortunately, audiences haven't been inclined to grow up with him.
Last year, he was part of the star-studded ensemble in "New Year's Eve," but the movie only grossed $54 million in the US, $2 million less than its production budget.
2010's "Charlie St. Cloud" made just $4 million more than its production budget in worldwide ticket sales.
Efron also struck out with the indie film "Me and Orson Welles," which pulled in a pitiful $1.8 million. The movie's production budget was about $23 million more than that.
But he isn't the only former Disney star to ditch his Mouse House persona with uneven results.