Box Office Roundup: Neighbors Moves In Past Spidey

By Peter Towe

Published on Sunday, May 11, 2014


The Seth Rogan/Zac Efron comedy Neighbors opened number one with an estimated $51.1 million, bumping last weeks champ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from the top spot.  This is an incredible feat for the Universal comedy, and marks the most financially successful weekend in live-action career of Seth Rogan (previous best opening was The Green Hornet earning $33.5 million).  For an R-rated comedy perspective, Neighbors finished behind the likes of Ted ($54.4 million) and Sex and the City ($57 million).  At the same time, finished ahead of bonafide hits 21 Jump Street, The Hangover, and most recently, The Heat.


Falling 59% in its second domestic weekend, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 fell to number two, with $37.2 million.  Even though its domestic total is an underwhelming $147.9 million, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has a solid $550.9 million worldwide.

Here’s the full top-ten estimates from the weekend box office.

1. Neighbors $51.1 million

2. The Amazing Spider-Man $37.2

3. The Other Woman $9.3 million

4. Heaven is for Real $7 million

5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier $5.6 million

6. Rio 2 $5.1 million

7. Mom’s Night Out $4.2 million

8. Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return $3.7 million

9. Divergent $1.7 million

10. Brick Mansions $1.5 million

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