BOX OFFICE: ‘Neighbors’ A Raucous No. 1 For Around $49M As ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Drops 61%; ‘The Other Woman’ On Strong Legs; ‘Heaven’ Surprises … Again
BOX OFFICE: ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Slides Hard Saturday But Still Phenom $48M+; ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ Won’t Break $30M And Bows At No. 3
OPENING: Neighbors (UNI) trashes Spider-Man 2 with around $49M weekend; Uni said $51M+ but ends at around $49M; Legends Of Oz: Dorothy Returns (FREE) earns an impressive A CinemaScore, but gross doesn’t show it; Moms’ Night Out (Sony/TriStar) lights out in lackluster performance; Chef (OPRD) on six screens for a stellar $34K per screen.
6TH UPDATE, 2:20 PM: Final box office numbers are in and the numbers are pretty much as we said this early AM. Certainly, Universal had to know on Sunday morning that the likelihood of a $51M weekend for Neighbors was a bit of a stretch. But even retailers know that $2 sounds more expensive than $1.99 … and $48.8M doesn’t sound as good as $49M or even $50M. So, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ended with only $35.5M and Fox’s The Other Woman really kicked it with $9.6M for the three-day as did Sony’s other film Heaven Is For Real which dropped only 13% from last weekend to pulled in another strong $7.4M; the lower-budgeted pic from director-writer Randy Wallace has grossed $75.7M. The two newcomers — Moms’ Night Out and Legends Of Oz: Dorothy Returns — didn’t open well, and this despite an A CinemaScore for the latter animated film.
Opening next week: Godzilla from Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures which is going to take more of Spidey’s breath away; Million Dollar Arm (Disney) which had sneaks on Saturday in 416 theaters; Chef, which had a great start this past weekend on six theaters from Open Road, will expand; and, finally, The Immigrant (The Weinstein Company) the Jeremy Renner, Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard starrer.
Here is the Top 20 chart:
1). Neighbors (UNI), 3,279 theaters / 3-day cume: $49M / Per screen average: $14,954 / Wk 1
2). The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (SONY) 4,324 theaters (0) / 3-day cume: $35.5M (-61%) / Per screen: $8,210 / Total cume: $146.2M / Wk 2
3). The Other Woman (FOX), 3,306 theaters (+68) / 3-day cume: $9.6M (-33%) / Per screen: $2,906 / Total cume: $62M / Wk 3
4). Heaven Is For Real (SONY), 3,048 theaters (+118) / 3-day cume: $7.49M (-13%) / Per screen: $2,455 / Total cume: $75.7M / Wk 4
5). Captain America: The Winter Soldier (DIS), 2,701 theaters (-478) / 3-day cume: $5.75M (-26%) / Per screen: $2,129 / Total cume: $245.1M / Wk 6
6). Rio 2 (FOX), 2,973 theaters (-341) / 3-day cume: $5M (-35%) / Per screen: $1,692 / Total cume: $113M / Wk 5
7). Moms’ Night Out (SONY), 1,044 theaters / 3-day cume: $4.3M / Per screen: $4,129 / Wk 1
8). Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (FREE), 2,525 theaters / 3-day cume: $3.7M / Per screen: $1,472 /Wk 1
9). Divergent (LGF), 1,233 theaters (-406) / 3-day cume: $1.7M (-28%) / Per screen: $1,414 / Total cume: $15M / Wk 8
10). Brick Mansions (REL), 2,647 theaters (0) / 3-day cume: $1.6M (-55%) / Per screen: $841 / Total cume: $18.4M / Wk 3
11). The Grand Budapest Hotel (FSL), 770 theaters (-114) / 3-day cume: $1.5M (-13%) / Per screen: $2,007 / Total cume: $53.8M / Wk10
12). God’s Not Dead (FREE) 1,000 theaters (-330) / 3-day cume: $1.54M (-19%) / Per screen: $1,422 / Total cume: $57.6M / Wk 8
13). Bears (DIS), 1,243 theaters (-547) / 3-day cume: $1M (-39%) / Per Screen: $838 / Total cume: $16M / Wk 4