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"Neighbors" unseats "Spider Man" to top of North American box office

English.news.cn   2014-05-12 02:18:05

LOS ANGELES, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Universal's R-rated frat comedy "Neighbors" unseated Sony's superhero film "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and took the first place in the weekends.

"Neighbors" is about a fraternity moving in next to an All- American couple's house with a newly-born baby whose quiet suburban lifestyle is ruined when the frat has parties and revels frequently.

Staring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron, "Neighbors" got 51.1 million U.S. dollars from 3,279 locations, according to studio estimate Rentrak. "Neighbors" generated the fifth largest opening weekend of 2014 to date.

The comedy got a high appraisal at Rotten Tomatoes, about 74 percent of critics recommended this film. First night moviegoers gave it a moderate "B".

Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" took the second place with 37. 2 million dollars in tickets over the three days from 4,324 locations, which suffered a steep 59.4 percent dive from last weekend's opening weekend performance. The movie have spun 147.9 million dollars in sales over the 10-day period ending Sunday night in north America.

Fox's "The Other Woman" claimed third place this weekend with an estimated 9.3 million dollars. The comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton was down 36 percent from last weekend. The film has grossed 61.7 million dollars since it released.

Rounding out the 10 most popular films in North America this weekend, as estimated by studios, were "Heaven Is For Real" (7 million dollars), "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (5.6 million), "Rio 2" (5.1 million), "Mom's Night Out" (4.2 million), "Legends Of Oz" (3.7 million), "Divergent" (1.7 million) and ' Brick Mansions" (1.5 million).

Editor: yan
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