Neighbors, starring Zac Efron, is currently #3 on the HBO Max streaming chart.
By Douglas Helm | Published
Neighbours is one of Zac Efron’s best films and easily his funniest comedy. Now the 2014 film is killing itself on the streaming charts, climbing to #3 on HBO Max. If you’re looking for a movie that will give you a laugh, this could be the perfect movie to watch this week.
Neighbours stars Zac Efron as Teddy Sanders, the frat president who moves in next door to Mac and Kelly Radner (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne). The Radners have a new baby, and living next door to their rowdy brother is hard to say the least, so they start making plans to get the rift down. The film was the perfect comedic vehicle for Efron, showing that he could be more than just that High School Musical palpitations.
Neighbours was directed by Nicholas Stoller with a screenplay by Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne star. The rest of the cast is rounded out by Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Jerrod Carmichael and Lisa Kudrow.
Neighbours was a smash hit for Zac Efron and Seth Rogen, grossing $270.7 million worldwide against an $18 million budget. Surprisingly, this did Neighbours the highest-grossing live-action film in Seth Rogen’s filmography. With such incredible success, it was no surprise Neighbours got a sequel in 2016 with Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising saw Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and many other cast members return as they encountered a wild sorority led by Chloe Grace Moretz’s Shelby. Nicholas Stoller returned to direct with O’Brien and Cohen returning for script duties alongside Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The film didn’t achieve quite the same level of success, but still brought in an impressive $108.8 million worldwide against a $35 million budget.
The original Neighbours was critically and commercially well received, with a 73% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 63% audience score. Zac Efron in particular was praised for his previously unknown comedic chops. Efron’s career was pretty hit-or-miss after his High School Musical films, but this was definitely a bonified hit for the actor.
The page appeared in Neighbours and its sequel, Zac Efron has had a variety of roles ranging from comedy to drama. Some notable entries to his filmography were the musical The Greatest Showmana leading role in Baywatchand his turn as Ted Bundy in Extremely evil, shockingly evil and mean. Efron also had a pretty busy 2022.
In 2022 alone, Zac Efron starred in three different movies, including Gold, Fire starterand The biggest beer run ever. Gold was an Australian survival film that starred Efron as a man who discovers the largest nugget of gold ever found and must protect it from thieves. Fire starter was a Stephen King adaptation that starred Efron as the father of a young girl with pyrokinesis (Ryan Kiera Armstrong).
The biggest beer run ever saw Peter Farrelly return to the director’s chair for his first feature since the Oscar winner Green book in 2018. Although reviews have been rather mixed, Zac Efron is receiving praise for his performance as a man who goes to the front lines during the Vietnam War to give his friends a can of their favorite beer. The film is based on a true story and also stars Russell Crowe, Bill Murray, Jake Picking, Will Hochman and more.
Of course, Zac Efron has many projects coming up with one of the most interesting The Iron Claw. Efron is in the middle of filming The Iron Claw right now with a cast that also includes Lily James, Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson, Maura Tierney, Holt McCallany, Cazzey Louis Cereghino, Stanley Simons and Kevin Anton. The Iron Claw is written and directed by Sean Durkin and will tell the story of the Von Erichs, a dynasty of wrestlers in the 1960s.
While there are no solid release dates for Zac Efron’s future projects at this time, Neighbours is ready to stream right now on HBO Max. If you missed this one or haven’t seen it in a while, it’s worth checking out. Stay tuned for more news on Efron’s upcoming projects.