Neighbors way, way exceeded expectations this week, pulling in a massive $51 million over the Mother's Day weekend. The R-rated comedy with stars Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne attracted an audience that was 53% female (maybe thanks to having a female co-star or perhaps a shirtless Zac Efron) and over age 25, although it only got a "B" Cinemascore. Sometimes the Cinemascore ratings can mean less with comedies though, as they are often scored lower than action movies or dramas, and yet still manage to earn big totals at the box office overall.
Meanwhile, Amazing Spider-Man 2 suffered a huge drop this weekend, falling 59% to $37 million- that's further than any of the last three Marvel movies (showing that the Cinemascore rating on action movies can still predict whether a film has legs or not). It has $147 million total and $550 million worldwide, which are obviously still good numbers, but whether or not it ends up with just over $200 million domestic depends on how well it holds up to direct competition with Godzilla next weekend. In the other holdovers, The Other Woman came in with $9 million, bringing its total to $61 million, with Heaven is For Real and Captain America rounding out the top five.
- Neighbors- $51 million
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2- $37.2 million
- The Other Woman- $9.3 million
- Heaven is For Real- $7 million
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier- $6.5 million
In limited release, Jon Favreau's Chef opened on six screens with a $34k per screen average, which is fairly decent, even if it seems like the kind of movie with recognizable names in it that should have at least been given a wide release. Next up it's Godzilla, trying to redeem itself as a franchise after the bungled 1998 version kind of destroyed the monster's rep. See you then!