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Box office report: 'Neighbors' beats 'Spider-Man 2' with $51M haul

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New film Neighbors (Cinema Score: B) easily won the domestic box office battle this weekend. Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron’s frat comedy earned an estimated $51.1 million, making for a global total of $85 million so far. Last week’s No. 1 movie, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, fell to second place, with a weekend gross of $37.2 million for a cumulative domestic gross of $147.9 million and a worldwide gross of $550 million. The Other Woman, meanwhile, raked in $9.2 million for a domestic total of $61.7 million.

Here’s the Top 5:

1. Neighbors — $51.1 million (domestic total: $51.1 million)

2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 — $37.2 million (domestic total: $147.9 million)

3. The Other Woman — $9.25 million (domestic total $61.7 million)

4Heaven Is For Real — $7 million (domestic total: $75.2 million)

5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier — $5.6 million (domestic total: $244.9 million)

Outside the Top 5, Moms’ Night Out earned $4.2 million in its first weekend and Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return opened with $3.71 million.

New films in limited release included writer-director-star Jon Favreau’s culinary-themed concoction Chef, which opened with $204,000 from six locations, and the James Franco-starring Palo Alto, which took in $80,000 from four locations.

Remember to check back next week to see just how large a footprint Godzilla leaves on the box office.