Efron's former love interest Vanessa Hudgens tried to distance herself from her sunny "High School Musical" character by playing a scantily-clad asylum inmate who engages in fantastical warfare in "Sucker Punch." Audiences didn't buy it. The movie got awful reviews, earning only a 22% freshness rating ( The Post gave it zero stars). Commercially, the movie made $7 million more than its $82-million budget, but that was mostly due to overseas ticket sales. Hudgens bombed at the box office before. 2009's "Bandslam," about a group of misfits who form a rock band, had a $20M budget but only made $12.2M worldwide.