Movie Roundup: ‘Neighbors’ Bumps Spider-Man 2 Out of Number One Spot at Weekend Box Office

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Mother's Day weekend at the movie theaters had moviegoers laughing up a storm with frat comedy 'Neighbors,' starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron.

‘Neighbors,’ starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron opened powerfully with $51.1 million. The R-rated frat comedy won over moviegoers, bumping ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ to second place at the weekend box office.

‘Neighbors’ tells the story of a family vs. frats when they become neighbors. The situation is particularly challenging for the family with a newborn baby.

Coming out for the second week, Spider-Man 2 brought in an additional $37.2 million – a 59 percent drop. With ‘Godzilla’ and ‘X-Men: Days of the Future Past’ also coming to the theaters soon, there will be tough competition.

Also opening this past weekend was ‘Moms’ Night Out.’ It brought in $4.2 million, taking seventh place at the weekend box office. Considering it was a release on Mother’s Day weekend, the number came in as a slight disappointment.

‘Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return’ also opened this past weekend. It took eighth place at the weekend box office with $3.7 million.

Looking for additional movie flicks? Check out what’s coming out this week!

New Movie Releases This Week: May 16, 2014

For those looking for a sci-fi action adventure film:

  • Godzilla (PG-13)
    Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe
    Godzilla, the world famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

For those looking for drama in sports:

  • Million Dollar Arm (PG)
    Cast: John Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin, Suraj Sharma
    In an effort to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball, a sports agent goes with an unconventional recruiting strategy.

Come back each week for the latest information on new movie releases and upcoming releases at the theaters! To check out all movie flicks playing at Long Island theaters, visit LongIsland.com’s Movie Times!

Photo by Ivo Duran (licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic),via Wikimedia Commons.

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