“High School” flunks out on opening weekend

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“High School,” the stoner comedy filmed in large part at what is now Parker Middle School in Howell, failed to make the grade in its opening weekend.

The film — starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; Colin Hanks, of “Band of Brothers” fame; and Michael Chiklis, who won several awards for his lead role in “The Shield” — opened on Friday, June 1, and took in just under $83,000 nationwide during the weekend, or $414 per screen.

Production costs for the film were an estimated $10 million.

Despite sitting on a shelf for two years after riding the film festival circuit, awful reviews and the über-awful opening weekend box office, I’m still planning to see the film, albeit at one of the bargain matinees. I’ll guess I have a little time left. The film remains on the screen of the MJR Brighton Towne Square Digital Cinema 20 at least through Thursday, June 14.

My advice to you if you’re planning to see it is to move quickly. There’s no telling how long “High School” will be in theaters. Click here for complete showtimes and ticket information.

You can read my earlier post about the filming of “High School” by clicking here.

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Journalist Maria Stuart lives in Howell. She worked at The Livingston County Press/Livingston County Daily Press & Argus as a reporter, editor and managing editor from 1990-2009. She is often spotted holding court at Uptown Coffeehouse. You can check out her website by clicking here.