Friday Box Office: NEIGHBORS Takes Down SPIDER-MAN with Big $19.6 Million Debut

     May 10, 2014


One week into the summer movie season and we already have an upset.  Neighbors came out strong on Friday, earning an estimated $19.6 million from 3,279 locations, including $2.56 million from Thursday previews.  That puts the film on track for as much as $50 million this weekend, which would rate as one of the highest original R-rated comedy debuts of all time.  At the very least Neighbors will far exceed the $30 million that Universal said they were expecting.

Friday’s Top Five after the jump

The strength of Neighbors reveals the weakness of The Amazing Spider-Man.  Last weekend’s number one debut was down 71% on Friday and is expected to bring in about $37 million from its second weekend.  That means that, for the first time since 2009, a comic-inspired summer debut will not spend two weeks on top of the domestic box office.  The last one-time winner was X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which fell a giant 69% in its sophomore outing.  The drop for Spidey shouldn’t be quite as drastic; and Sony can always console themselves with the sequel’s big international gross – currently at $340 million.

We’ll have complete details tomorrow, including the new titles Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return and Mom’s Night Out, neither of which managed a top five Friday launch.

 Title Friday Total
1.  Neighbors $19,600,000 $19.6
2.  Amazing Spider-Man 2 $10,100,000 $120.8
3.  The Other Woman $2,815,000 $55.2
4.  Heaven is for Real $1,650,000 $69.8
5.  Captain America 2
$1,489,000 $240.8
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