Weekend Box Office: “Neighbors” Cuts Spider-Man’s Party Short

"Neighbors" (2014) - Weekend Box Office (We Live Film)

by Matt Marshall

The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s party was cut short this weekend. Raunchy newcomer Neighbors starring Seth Rogen took the top spot this weekend with an estimated $51.1 million.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 dropped to second place with a $37.2 million haul in its second weekend. In 10 days of release, the superhero sequel has pulled in nearly $148 million. That is a franchise-low for the original trilogy and current reboot.

The Other Woman, Heaven is for Real and Captain America: The Winter Soldier all dropped spot from last weekend. The Other Woman starring Cameron Diaz grossed another $9.3 million in its third weekend. Faith-based film, Heaven is for Real dipped to fourth with a $7 million weekend. The Winter Solider spent its sixth weekend on the top charts with $5.6 million for fifth place.

Note: These #’s are based on Sunday’s projections and can change with Monday’s actual #’s.

#1 – Neighbors (NR)
$51.1 million / $51.1 million total

Neighbors was undoubtedly the breakout film of the weekend. With analysts expecting a photo finish over the weekend, it’s a surprise to see Neighbors jump Spidey by $14 million. Positive reception will keep Neighbors going for weeks to come. Even with A Million Ways to Die in the West and 21 Jump Street due out in the coming weeks, Neighbors will still party hard.

#2 – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (1)
$37.2 million / $147.9 million total

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is losing momentum, especially after dropping to second place thanks to Neighbors. The superhero flick has yet to crack $150 million, a feat Spider-Man 3 reached in 3 days. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is even behind the 2012 reboot by 10%. With Godzilla, X-Men and Maleficent on the horizon, playing catch-up is going to be difficult. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is expected to pass $200 million, but not much more than that.

#3 – The Other Woman (2)
$9.3 million / $61.7 million total

Neighbors was direct competition for the Cameron Diaz comedy. Still, The Other Woman dipped a 36% in its third weekend. A finish around $80 million for the film seems doable. It’s still no $100 million run like 2011′ s Bad Teacher. But its fair run will give Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann more comedic opportunities down the road.

#4 – Heaven is for Real (3)
$7 million / $75.2 million total

Faith-based film Heaven is for Real continues to hold week in an week out. Now at $75 million, Heaven has turned into one of 2014’s biggest surprises. While $100 million may be out of reach, a $90 million finish is still impressive. Lack of competition and word of mouth has certainly helped this film.

#5 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier (4)
$5.6 million / $245.0 million total

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 continues to underperform. But that’s to the advantage of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Now in its sixth weekend, The Winter Soldier remains in the Top 5. Godzilla’s debut next week will knock the super soldier out. However, expect $250 million very soon. Passing 2014’s top film The LEGO Movie will also happen before Memorial Day.

Opening Next Week: Godzilla, Million Dollar Arm, The Immigrant (limited)

Source: Box Office Mojo


Matt Marshall is a YouTube movie reviewer who hosts MNMreviews. He has a B.A. in Communications/Journalism from St. John Fisher College and resides in Rochester, NY.

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