Steep BOX OFFICE Drop For THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2; NEIGHBORS No. 1
Universal's raunchy new comedy Neighbors, starring Seth Rogen ("The Green Hornet") and Zac Efron ("High School Musical"), knocked The Amazing Spider-Man 2 out of first place at the North American box office. The R-rated comedy that also stars Rose Byrne ("X-Men: First Class") and Dave Franco ("Warm Bodies") pulled in $18.3M to $18.5 on Friday and will finish the weekend with $46M+ to $48M cume. Audiences gave it a 'B' CinemaScore, which is actually slightly less than Spidey's 'B+' CinemaScore. Spidey will finish in second with $10M+ on Friday and is on pace for $37M to $38M. If you include The Amazing Spider-Man 2's $8.7M Thursday, the Friday-to-Friday drop is a jaw-breaking 72%.
Update: According to Deadline, Sony Pictures The Amazing Spider-Man 2, directed by Marc Webb, dropped 72% from Friday to Friday. The R-rated comedy Neighbors, starring Seth Rogen and Zac Effron, will take the top spot.
Update: After a night of partying, the frat boys are still really high. The Universal comedy smoked Spidey last night by a wide margin — $19.5M vs. $10.1M to $10.3M. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has hit its wall in its second weekend … the revised total domestic cume for the Sony/Marvel franchise will be around $225M to $230M all in as the domestic audience for this one continues to shrink. The first installment ended up at $262M. Still, it is nearing $400M internationally so it will reach that magic number of $755M which means it will make a little profit (maybe 20%). - Deadline
1). Neighbors (UNI), 3,279 theaters / $18.3M to $18.5M Fri.
3-day cume: $45M+ to $48M / Wk 1
2). The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (SONY) 4,324 theaters (0) / $10.1M Fri.
3-day cume: $37M to $38M (-56%) / Total cume: $147.8M / Wk 2
3). The Other Woman (FOX), 3,306 theaters (+68) / $2.8M Fri.
3-day cume: $9M (-37%) / Total cume: $61.5M / Wk 3
4). Heaven Is For Real (SONY), 3,048 theaters (+118) / $2M to $2.2M Fri.
3-day cume: $5.8M to $6M (-30%) / Total cume: $74M+ / Wk 4
5). Rio 2 (FOX), 2,973 theaters (-341) / $1.2M to $1.4M Fri.
3-day cume: $5.8M (-25%) / Total cume: $112.8M / Wk 5
6). Captain America: The Winter Soldier (DIS), 2,701 theaters (-478) / $1.4M Fri.
3-day cume: $5.2M to $5.4M (-32%) / Total cume: $244.8M / Wk 6
7/8). Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (FREE), 2,525 theaters / $915K Fri.
3-day cume: $3.9M /Wk 1
Moms’ Night Out (SONY), 1,044 theaters / $1.2M Fri.
3-day cume: $3.8M to $4M / Wk 1
9). Brick Mansions (REL), 2,647 theaters (0) / $470K Fri.
3-day cume: $1.6M (-57%) / Total cume: $18.5M / Wk 3
9). Divergent (LGF), 1,639 theaters (-427) / $450K Fri.
3-day cume: $2M (-27%) / Total cume: $142.6M / Wk 8
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp...
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be directed by Marc Webb from a script written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner and James Vanderbilt. The film will star Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Sally Field as Aunt May, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, Paul Giamatti as Rhino, Jamie Foxx is Electro and Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn. The Amazing Spider-Man sequel will swing into theaters May 2, 2014.
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