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“Neighbors” Rages To $51 Million Opener. “ASM2”, “Moms” and “Dorothy” Left In The Dust

"Neighbors" Rages To $51 Million Opener. "ASM2", "Moms" and "Dorothy" Left In The Dust

After a terrific opening Friday night, the frat boys of “Neighbors” asked, Thank you sir may I have another?”.  The answer was a resounding “yes” as a strong Saturday pushed the Seth Rogen, Zac Efron comedy to a hefty $51 million haul.  I have heard from several moviegoers who agreed with the overall B Cinemascores but you have to give Universal’s marketing department their kudos, the film far outpaced what was expected.

Placed on Double Secret Probation were “Amazing Spider-Man 2”, which fell almost 60%, and “Legends of Oz”, I still can’t figure out why anyone thought this was going to do $10-12 million, who couldn’t break past the $5 million weekend barrier.  Full details below..

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE TOP 10

1.   NEIGHBORS—UNIVERSAL—$51.0 million

2.   AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3—SONY—$37.2 million—Down 59%—$147 million cume

3.   THE OTHER WOMAN—FOX—$9.2 million-–Down 36%—$61 million cume

4.   HEAVEN IS FOR REAL–SONY/TRI-STAR—$7.0 million—Down 19%—$75 million cume

5.   CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER–BV—$5.6 million—Down 28%—$244 million cume

6.   RIO 2—FOX—$5.1 million–-Down 34%—$113 million cume

7.   MOMS’ NIGHT OUT—SONY/TRI-STAR—$4.2 million 

8.   LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN–CLARIUS—$3.7 million

9.   DIVERGENT—LIONSGATE—$1.7 million—Down 22%—$145 million cume

10. BRICK MANSIONS—RELATIVITY—$1.4 million-–Down 60%—$18 million cume

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