The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been unseated by Seth Rogen and Zac Efron’s comedy film Neighbors unseated at the top of the US box office.
The film, which is being released as Bad Neighbors in the US, sold $51 million of tickets over the weekend.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 took $37 million, according to estimates.
Cameron Diaz comedy The Other Woman held onto third place with Heaven Is for Real and Captain America: The Winter Soldier completing the top five.
Seth Rogen and Zac Efron’s comedy film Neighbors has unseated Spider-Man at the top of the US box office
Neighbors sees Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne as new parents who find themselves engaged in a battle of wits when a rowdy fraternity house, led by a frequently shirtless Zac Efron, moves in next door.
The sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, which sees Andrew Garfield reprise his role as the web-slinging superhero, has made more than $550 million in worldwide ticket sales so far.
Christian drama Heaven Is for Real has been the surprise hit of the year so far. Telling the story of a 4-year-old who says he experienced Heaven during emergency surgery, it has earned more than $75 million on an estimated budget of just $12 million.
US box office Top 5:
- Neighbors – $51 million
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $37.2 million
- The Other Woman – $9.25 million
- Heaven Is for Real – $7 million
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $5.6 million
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Marvel sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has topped the North American box office with takings of $92 million on its opening weekend.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 enjoyed the second best domestic debut of the year so far, just behind Disney’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
The latter took $96 million in its first weekend in April.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 enjoyed an overseas haul of $116 million over the weekend.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has topped the North American box office with takings of $92 million on its opening weekend
That brings the film’s international total to $370 million after three weeks on release outside the US and Canada.
The movie sees Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) defending himself against numerous super villains including the Rhino, played by Paul Giamatti.
The sequel bumped last week’s North American number one – The Other Woman, starring Cameron Diaz – into second spot, with takings of $14.2 million.
Heaven is for Real, the story of a young boy who claims to have visited heaven during a near-death experience, was third with $8.6 million.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier was fourth with $7.7 million in its fifth week, with animation Rio 2 at number five with $7.6 million.
A fair comparison with the 2012 opening of The Amazing Spider-Man is difficult, since the first film opened the week of the 4th of July, when the US has a national holiday – it took $62 million on its opening weekend and $137 million over its first week.
Sony has two more Spider-Man movies due for release in 2016 and 2018.
North American box office Top 10:
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($92 million)
- The Other Woman ($14.2 million)
- Heaven is for Real ($8.6 million)
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($7.7 million)
- Rio 2 ($7.6 million)
- Brick Mansions ($3.5 million)
- Divergent ($2.2 million)
- The Quiet Ones ($2 million)
- God’s Not Dead ($1.8 million)
- The Grand Budapest Hotel ($1.7 million)
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