Universal reports that Neighbors took in a hefty $19.6 million on Friday, putting it on a course for a projected weekend of $50 million. The opening day figure tops that of The Hangover ($16.7 million, onward to a $45 million weekend) and fell just shy of Ted ($20.6 million Friday, $54.4 million weekend). With a healthy 80 percent Flixster score as of Saturday morning, word of mouth is off to a strong start as Universal's 2014 winning streak continues. Look for Neighbors to play strongly in the days and weeks ahead.
Sony reports The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was down 71 percent from its opening day to $10.1 million yesterday, giving it $120.8 million domestically after 8 days in release. That sets the sequel on course for a projected sophomore frame of $37 million. The severe drop-off seems indicative of mixed word of mouth, as well as an effect from Neighbors moving in on Spidey's young adult audience.
The Other Woman added $2.82 million on Friday, bringing its domestic cume to $55.3 million after 15 days. BoxOffice projects a $9.3 million weekend.
Moms' Night Out earned $1.25 million on Friday, putting it on course for a $4.3 million weekend. The flick is taking advantage of Mother's Day this Sunday for an added boost of appeal to faith-based audiences. The film's Flixster score stands at 79 percent as of Saturday morning.
Meanwhile, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return posted a meager $0.98 million on Friday. First-time distributor Clarius Entertainment can be encouraged by the film's 94 percent Flixster audience score as of this morning (notably up from its pre-release anticipation score). BoxOffice projects a $4.2 million weekend.
Additional reporting by Daniel Garris