New film Neighbors (Cinema Score: B) easily won the domestic box office battle this weekend. Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron’s frat comedy earned an estimated $51.1 million, making for a global total of $85 million so far. Last week’s No. 1 movie, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, fell to second place, with a weekend gross of $37.2 million for a cumulative domestic gross of $147.9 million and a worldwide gross of $550 million. The Other Woman, meanwhile, raked in $9.2 million for a domestic total of $61.7 million.
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ORIGINAL POST: As kryptonite is to Superman, so a kegger is to Spider-Man. That seems to be the lesson of this weekend’s box office, anyway.
Seth Rogen and Zac Efron’s new frat comedy Neighbors drank in an estimated $19.6 million at the box office on Friday, almost twice as much as the $10.1m which was caught in the web of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Sony is projecting its superhero sequel will gross $37 million for the weekend, which would give it a cumulative domestic take of $147m by the end of Sunday.
Peter Parker may have to reckon with an army of villains in his latest adventure, but The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a little luckier than that at the theaters. The super sequel, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Jamie Foxx, has zero opening weekend competition and flexed its muscles appropriately with a mighty $35.5 million Friday from 4,324 locations. That’s an $8,210 per screen average.
Sony’s Spidey earned $8.7 million from late Thursday showings (included in the $35.5 million total), putting it right in between Disney/Marvel’s recent sequels Thor: The Dark World ($7.1 million) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s ($10.2 million). Despite mixed reviews, the PG-13 rated film played well with audiences who turned out for late Thursday and Friday showings, earning an A- Cinema Score from the under 25 crowd and a B+ overall. The critical and audience discrepancy is not uncommon for a massive super hero movie like this though — especially among those inclined to flock to the theater opening day.
Analysts are predicting an overall weekend take of $92-$97 million, though there is some hope that it could manage to break the $100 million mark. Both scenarios would be good news for Sony and their plans to create a universe of films focused on Spider-Man’s enemies, including the Sinister Six. READ FULL STORY
The threesome of Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton proved to be too much for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Fox’s raunchy girlfriends comedy, about two mistresses who team up with a man’s insecure wife to ruin his life and rediscover theirs, earned $24.7 million to bump the Marvel superhero from his three-week box office run at No. 1. READ FULL STORY
In The Other Woman, a man’s wife and his two mistresses join forces to take him down a peg. They just so happened to do the same thing to Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Fox’s comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton vastly overshot expectations to collect $9.3 million on Friday night, finally knocking the Marvel superhero sequel from its three-week run at the top of the box office. Some only expected the raucous girlfriends farce to reach $13 million total for the weekend, though it’s now on track to do at least double that — evidence that this movie has Bridesmaids-strength appeal. READ FULL STORY
It’s a great day to be a Marvel superhero: Captain America: The Winter Soldier took the No. 1 spot for the third weekend in a row, earning $26.61 million this holiday weekend, allowing it to cross that magical $200 million finish line. For comparison’s sake, this sequel — directed by Anthony and Joe Russo — has already outearned 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, which ended its run with $176.65 million. READ FULL STORY
Apparently, it’s hard to keep a good soldier (and movie!) down: Captain America: The Winter Soldier brought in an estimated $9.57 million for Disney/Marvel on Friday night, keeping it in the top spot for its third week in release. The movie — directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and starring Chris Evans as the ever-likeable Steve Rogers — has been well-received by critics and audiences (it has an A Cinemascore) and is on pace to cross the magic $200 million mark this weekend. READ FULL STORY
Johnny Depp is back in theaters this weekend for the first time since last summer’s The Lone Ranger — but his $100 million sci-fi thriller Transcendence isn’t the only movie with a shot at the box office crown. There’s strong competition from both last week’s champ Captain America: Winter Soldier and the animated Rio 2, which could get an additional boost from kids who aren’t school-bound on Good Friday. The inspirational Heaven Is for Real and the profane A Haunted House 2 are also in the running.
Here’s how the weekend could go: READ FULL STORY
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