The hotly anticipated R-rated frat comedy “Neighbors” has taken the top spot from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ at the box office. The Andrew Garfield-starrer is having a difficult time domestically while it soars high overseas. The Marvel superhero movie added an additional $35.5 million in its second week, raking in a total of $146.2 million since its debut. In the domestic market Spidey impresses with a total of $404 million since the pic’s debut. Overall the movie is a financial success, raking in approximately 550 million worldwide on a reported budget of $200–255 million.
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Seth Rogen and Zac Efron’s “Neighbors” has taken the top spot at the box office with an impressive 49 million on its opening weekend. Proving to be a huge financial success, the pic was made on a reported budget of only $18 million. The R-rated comedy is the second-biggest opener ever for a non-sequel or spin-off comedy behind Mark Wahlberg “Ted”, currently holding the record with $54 million. The film follows a family that moves in next door to a fraternity house, and soon discovers they are unwelcome in the neighborhood. Internationally the pic also did well raking in an estimated $34.4 million.
The top 5 is rounded up with previous top contenders.”The Other Woman (2014)” takes the second spot with $9.2 million, followed by “Heaven is for Real” with an estimated $7 million. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is still in the running in fifth place this week adding $5.6 million.
Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:
- Neighbors – $49,033,915
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $35,501,212
- The Other Woman (2014) – $9,605,781
- Heaven is for Real – $7,482,618
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $5,750,593
- Rio 2 – $5,028,838
- Moms’ Night Out – $4,311,083
- Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return – $3,715,931
- Divergent – $1,743,676
- Brick Mansions – $1,643,574