Photos: High surf hits the Southland

Topics

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (movie)
'Spider-Man' can't hang with 'Neighbors' at the box office
'Spider-Man' can't hang with 'Neighbors' at the box office

Executives at Universal Pictures may be breaking out the red plastic cups. The studio's R-rated comedy "Neighbors" far exceeded industry expectations at the domestic box office this weekend, debuting with $51.1 million, according to an estimate from Universal. Heading into the weekend, prerelease audience surveys indicated the flick starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron would be in a tight race for No. 1 with "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Both films had been projected to gross roughly $40 million apiece. Instead, the superhero sequel saw its ticket sales tumble 59% to $37.2 million in its second weekend in release. After 10 days in theaters, the film has grossed $147.9...

Loading