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Weekend box office: successful Seth Rogen comedy 'Neighbors' takes down Spidey

Spider-man is no longer at the top of the box office, thanks to Seth Rogen. Last weekend, “The Amazing Spider-man 2” did huge numbers in its debut, surpassing its predecessor by $30 million, but this weekend it grossed $37.2 million, coming in second behind the new comedy “Neighbors”, which was a huge success with $51.07 million. The movie also stars Zac Efron as Rogen’s obnoxious frat-boy neighbor, and despite many reviews claiming it to be not all that funny, audiences where obviously ready for Rogen to return to raunchy comedies after last year’s popular “This Is the End”.

Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne have to deal with rude neighbors and a newborn baby in "Neighbors"
Universal Pictures

The comedy “Mom’s Night Out” did not boast many big stars though, and didn’t benefit from a lot of advertising, resulting in a flop. The movie centers around what happens when a group of moms go out for a night on the town, leaving their husbands at home to watch the kids. It debuted in seventh with $4.2 million. But it still didn’t fare as badly as the weekend’s third new wide release, “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return”. The animated family film, a sequel to “The Wizard of Oz”, likely only appealed to families with very young children, alienating other moviegoers. With no one ready to return to Oz, the movie grossed only $3.7 million, opening in eighth.

The complete list of the top 12 movies at the box office this weekend is below. Click the links to read my full review of each film.

1. “Neighbors”: $51.07 million

2. “The Amazing Spider-man 2”: $37.2 million

3. “The Other Woman”: $9.2 million

4. “Heaven is for Real”: $7 million

5. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”: $5.6 million

6. “Rio 2”: $5.1 million

7. “Mom’s Night Out”: $4.2 million

8. “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return”: $3.7 million

9. “Divergent”: $1.7 million

10. “Brick Mansions”: $1.48 million

11. “The Grand Budapest Hotel”: $1.46 million

12. “God’s Not Dead”: $1.2 million

Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.

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