Toppling Sony’s ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ from the top spot at the box office, Universal’s ‘Neighbors’ sees a $51.1 million domestic debut over Mother's Day weekend -- the number four three-day opening of all time for an R-rated comedy.
Universal’s Neighbors, starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, came in first place at the North American box office with a $51.1 million domestic debut over Mother's Day weekend -- the number four three-day opening of all time for an R-rated comedy. The raunchy movie also soared overseas, where it grossed $34.4 million from 29 countries.
The Hangover: Part II still holds the top weekend opening of all time for an R-rated film ($85.9 million), followed by Sex and the City ($57 million) and Ted ($54.4 million). Directed by Nick Stoller, Neighbors rolls out three weeks before the studio debuts another R-rated comedy, Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West.
Swinging into second place, Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 brought in $37.2 million from 4,324 locations for a domestic total of $147.9 million. The superhero sequel continues to do big business internationally, where it earned $69.5 million over the weekend for a foreign total of $403 million and global haul of $550.9 million.
Fox comedy The Other Woman placed a strong number three in its third weekend, grossing $9.6 million from 3,306 theaters for a domestic total of $61.7 million.
TriStar faith-based film Heaven Is for Real placed number four in its fourth weekend with $7 million, pushing its domestic total to $75.2 million.
Now in its sixth week at the box office, Disney and Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier came in fifth place, taking in $5.6 million for a domestic total of $244.9 million.
Fox and Blue Sky's Rio 2 made $5.1 million over its fifth weekend at the box office for a new domestic total of $113.2 million and a sixth place finish.
New faith-based female comedy Moms' Night Out came in seventh place for its debut, opening to $4.2 million from 1,044 theaters.
Independent animated film Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return placed number eight with $3.7 million from 2,525 theaters, one of the worst openings of all time for a film opened in 2,500 to 3,000 locations. From production company Summertime Entertainment, the film cost $70 million to make.
Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment’s Divergent came in ninth place over its eighth week at the box office, bringing in $1.7 million for a domestic total of $145 million.
Rounding out the list at number 10, Brick Mansions, the late Paul Walker's second-to-last film before Fast & Furious 7, made $1.5 million for a domestic total of $18.3 million. From Luc Besson's EuropaCorp and Transfilm International, Brick Mansions cost $28 million to make. Written by Besson, the film is being released by Relativity in the U.S.
Disney’s Frozen held first place in Japan for the ninth-straight weekend. To date, the animated musical has earned $164.4 million there, which is more than twice as much as it has earned anywhere else outside the U.S. On a worldwide basis, Frozen has grossed over $1.19 billion. It's now only $25 million away from moving up to fifth place all-time ahead of Iron Man 3.
Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.