The film about a fraternity that moves next door to a young couple greatly surpassed expectations by beating out The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for the top spot at the weekend box office. Neighbors raked in $51.1 million to Spider-Man's $37.2 million
Neighbors surprised industry experts this weekend by scooping up $51.1 million and taking the top spot at the box office.
The comedy, starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, was not only expected to lose out to The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but industry analysts predicted the film would only make around $35 million in its debut weekend, USA Today reports. The Spidey sequel came in second with an estimated $37.2 million on the weekend.
“Neighbors continues a frat house comedy legacy that Universal introduced with National Lampoon’s Animal House,” said Paul Dergarabedian of Rentrak, a firm that analyzes the entertainment industry and provided Sunday’s preliminary estimates. “R-rated comedy is a powerful draw.”
Don’t forget the adorable babies, too.