May 12, 2014 7:24 am

‘Neighbors’ kicks Spider-Man out of top spot

Zac Efron and Seth Rogen in a scene from 'Neighbors.'

Zac Efron Seth Rogen

LOS ANGELES – Seth Rogen and Zac Efron have bested the web-slinger at the box office.

Rogen and Efron’s family-versus-fraternity comedy Neighbors was the top draw for moviegoers this weekend, unseating last week’s champ, The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

The R-rated Neighbors debuted with $51 million in ticket sales, pushing Spidey to second place with $37 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Story continues below

READ MORE: What the critics are saying about ‘Neighbors’

R-rated comedies have traditionally found success in the summer movie season: Think Bridesmaids, ‘The Hangover, 2012’s Ted and last year’s The Heat.

Neighbors stars Rogen and Rose Byrne as new parents finding their footing in the suburbs when a fraternity led by Efron moves in next door. Filled with goofball and gross-out gags balanced with a dash of heart, the comedy boasts some epic party scenes and ample shirtless Efron.

Spidey is still a major success, with more than $550 million in worldwide ticket sales so far.

Another comedy, the Cameron Diaz-Leslie Mann revenge romp The Other Woman held onto third place in its third week of release, adding $9 million to its take. Heaven Is for Real and Captain America: The Winter Soldier round out the top five.

 

© The Associated Press, 2014

Report an error

Comments