'Neighbors' Welcomes $85.5M Global Day-and-Date Debut
on May 11, 2014
Neighbors welcomed a $34.4 million from a day-and-date opening in 29 overseas territories, launching the comedy to an $85.5 million global debut.
The comedy starring Seth Rogen Zac Efron took the #1 spot in 17 territoriesoutside the U.S., including Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Lebanon, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K. and Ireland.
The U.K. contributed $1.7 million (including previews) from 500 dates and is responsible for 36% of the weekend's market share. Australia also impressed with a $7.1 million bow from 235 dates and a 46% market share. Germany posted a $5.9 million debut at 530 dates with 40% market share. The film will expand to 26 additional territories throughout the rest of the summer.