Box Office Summary 04/05/14

Bad Neighbours are good for a laugh

Box Office Summary 04/05/14

Bad Neighbours are good for a laugh

By Terry King  @terryking_

Australia

Seth Rogen and Zac Efron comedy Bad Neighbours (or just Neighbours in its native United States) managed to take the number one spot this weekend with $2.6m from advanced screenings. That's a great start for the raunchy comedy, and suggests we'll likely see it still at the top spot this weekend when it officially opens on Thursday.

The Other Woman dipped down to second with $2.2m ($14.6m total), the romantic comedy showed strong legs managing to fend off The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro.  Spider-man dropped attendance 59% for a take of $1.3m ($13.5m total) which is a pretty good indicator that franchise fatigue might be setting in for the webslinger.  The Grand Budapest Hotel held onto fourth place with $1.06m ($8.4m total), it should get to a $10m total comfortably.

The Lego Movie dropped off in a big way with a 72% drop in attendance in its fifth week of release, earning only $0.7m this weekend.  But with a $28.4m total, The Lego Movie is the highest grossing film in Australian cinemas for the year so far.

Around the World

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro finally saw its U.S release opening in the top spot with $91.6m.  It's a middle result for the series, higher than the first Amazing Spider-Man's $63m but noticeably below any of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films.  It's not all bad though, worldwide box office for the film is currently at $370m.  

The Other Woman scooped up $14.4m ($93m worldwide) in its second week,  Heaven Is For Real pulled in $8.6m ($65m U.S total) and managed to hang onto third place.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier managed a respectable $7.7m ($680m worldwide) in its fourth week against the debut of superhero rival Spider-Man, the second Captain America has now grossed more than Man of Steel did in its run.  Rounding out the top five is Rio 2 with $7.7m ($106m U.S total, $393m worldwide).

Australian Box Office

1 Bad Neighbours $2.6m
2 The Other Woman $2.2m
3 The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro $1.3m
4 The Grand Budapest Hotel $1.0m
5 The Lego Movie $0.7m

U.S Box Office

1 The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro $91.6m
2 The Other Woman $14.4m
3 Heaven Is For Real $8.6m
4 Captain America: The Winter Soldier $7.7m
5 Rio 2 $7.7m

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