BOX OFFICE: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Set To Drop To #2 After Only One Week At #1
Mixed reviews and a so-so B+ CinemaScore have seemingly made a big dent in the box office success of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 domestically, with Seth Rogen/Zac Efron comedy Neighbors set to cause a major upset this coming weekend by stealing the top spot from Sony's sequel...
As if it wasn't already embarrassing enough that Sony's biggest (and only) superhero franchise couldn't beat Captain America: The Winter Soldier's weekend opening, weak word of mouth looks set to knock The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from the top spot after just a single week. It was obvious that it likely wouldn't beat Godzilla two weeks after opening, but to drop so quickly - and to a comedy - is not exactly a good sign! With a projected $35 - $40 million debut likely for Neighbors, a 60+% drop means that the Marc Webb helmed sequel looks set to fall short and finish next weekend at #2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 brought in only $5.1 million at the box office yesterday, the lowest first Monday haul in the entire franchise's five picture history. There IS still a chance it will finish at #1, so we're going to have to wait and see, but don't count on it. Internationally, the movie continues to perform well (its spent three weeks at the top of the UK box office for example), but this and the tepid reviews could lead to Sony re-evaluating their Spider-Man plans...
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