A raunchy comedy about feuding neighbors will move in next to
Universal Pictures' $18-million "Neighbors" is expected to gross $35 million or more in ticket sales through Sunday in the United States and Canada, according to people who have seen prerelease audience surveys, though the studio says it's projecting a softer debut of $25 million-plus.
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2," the sequel to the 2012 franchise reboot starring
"Neighbors," the first R-rated comedy of the summer movie season, stars
A $35-million opening would surpass the kickoff of last summer's Rogen-starring apocalyptic laugh-fest
With anticipation building, ticket-seller Fandango said "Neighbors" is its biggest preselling R-rated comedy since the 2012 hit
"Neighbors" marks the screenwriting debut of Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O'Brien and is the fourth comedy directed by Nick Stoller for Universal, coming after the
Also opening this weekend is Summertime Entertainment's $70-million 3-D animated musical "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return," which features vocal talent including