With mixed reviews and tepid audiences, Zac Efron’s “We Are Your Friends” is expected to barely make a dent in this weekend’s box office. Maybe the former “High School Musical” star will have better luck with the better co-stars in his upcoming movies:
▪ “Dirty Grandpa” (Jan. 22): Not to be confused with “Bad Grandpa” from the “Jackass” folks. Efron plays an uptight guy who must drive his outlandish grandfather (Robert De Niro) to Florida.
▪ “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” (May 20): In this sequel he’s more of the good guy, and Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne find new troubles from sorority president Chloe Grace Moretz.
▪ “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” (July 8): He and Adam DeVine have a crazy night with Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza.
▪ “Baywatch” (no date yet): In a symphony of pecs and abs, Efron and Dwayne Johnson head to the beach.