411 Box Office Report: Neighbors Takes Down Amazing Spider-Man 2 For #1
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.11.2014
Comedy opens with huge numbers...
Neighbors put a stop to The Amazing Spider-Man 2's reign at the box office after just one week. The Seth Rogen and Zac Efron R-rated comedy opened huge this weekend with a $51.1 million gross to easily take the #1 spot. Those are Hangover-like numbers; the first film in that franchise opened to $45 million in 2009 and the other recent comparable film, Ted, did $54 million in 2012. The number is big even compared to the low forties that the studio was hoping for. The film averaged $15,575 from 3,279 theaters and scored an average B CinemaScore, which suggest that drops will be around the average. It added $34.4 million overseas for a worldwide first-weekend gross of $85.5 million on a budget of $18 million. A $200 million-plus domestic gross is very likely at this point.
Meanwhile, Spider-Man 2 slipped down to the #2 spot with $37.2 million. That drop was a 59% fall, which is okay for the typically front-loaded comic book film genre. By comparison, Captain America: The Winter Soldier dropped 57%. While the movie failed to hold onto #1 for more than a week, don't feel too bad for it; it has already grossed $147.9 domestically and $550.9 worldwide on a $200 budget and will be just fine for Sony.
The Other Woman was down one spot again in its third weekend, finishing at #3 with $9.3 million. The Cameron Diaz-led film has now grossed $61.7 million domestically and $123.2 million worldwide from a $40 million budget.
Heaven is for Real slipped to #4 in its fourth weekend with another small drop, finishing down just 19% with $7 million. The faith-based drama has earned $75.2 million domestically and $77 million worldwide on a budget of just $12 million.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier continued the "down one spot" trend, slipping to #5 on its sixth weekend. The Marvel sequel pulled in $5.6 million. It now has a domestic gross of $245 million and a worldwide box office of $695.6 million. The budget was $170 million.
Rio 2 fell a rung to #6 in its fourth week. The animated family film brought in $5.1 million, bringing its total to $113.2 million stateside and $417.8 million worldwide off of a $103 million production budget.
Meanwhile at #7, audiences showed that as much as they might like faith-based dramas such as Heaven is for Real and God's Not Dead, faith-based comedies are a dicier thing. TriStar's Moms' Night Out fell flat in its opening weekend with a mere $4.2 million gross, averaging just $4,023 from the 1,044 theaters in which it opened. The film endured poor reviews and audiences just weren't interested. The film may get some solid holds though and it only has a $5 million budget to make up, so it could still turn a profit.
Coming in lifeless at #8 was the animated Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return with $3.7 million. The film was very well-liked by audiences who saw it (it got an A CinemaScore), but very few did venture out due to the poor critical reception and a deeply lackluster marketing campaign. The movie averaged just $1,439 from 2,575 theaters. Summertime Entertainment claims the budget was $70 million so clearly this one's a bomb.
Divergent slipped two spots in its eighth weekend, down to #9 with with $1.7 million, bringing its total gross to $145 million domestically and $252.6 million worldwide from an $85 million budget.
Brick Mansions fell four spots in its third weekend to #10 with $1.5 million. It has now made $18.3 million domestically and $26.6 million worldwide from a $28 million budget.
The weekend box office tally was $137 million, down 15% last year's take of $158.3 million which was led by Iron Man 3's $72.5 million second weekend.
Note: Numbers include Sunday estimates and are three-day estimates. A studio recoups 55% of a film's grosses on average, meaning it needs to approximately double its budget to be profitable during its theatrical run.
BOX OFFICE TOP TEN (Three-Day Numbers)
1. Neighbors - $51.1 million ($51.1 million total)
2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - $37.2 million ($147.9 million total)
3. The Other Woman - $9.3 million ($61.7 million total)
4. Heaven is for Real - $7 million ($75.2 million total)
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier - $5.6 million ($245 million total)
6. Rio 2 - $5.1 million ($113.2 million total)
7. Mom's Night Out - $4.2 million ($4.2 million total)
8. Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return - $3.7 million ($3.7 million total)
9. Divergent - $1.7 million ($145 million total)
10. Brick Mansions - $1.5 million ($18.3 million total)