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Neighbors' grabs North American box office top spot

Published on May 13, 2014 6:39 AM
A cinema still from Bad Neighbours starring Zac Efron -- FILE PHOTO: UIP

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) - Raunchy comedy Neighbors vaulted to top spot at the North American box office in its debut weekend, relegating The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to second place, industry data showed on Monday.

Starring Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne as new parents who find themselves living next door to a raucous fraternity, Universal Pictures' Neighbors raked in US$49 million (S$61.3 million) from Friday to Sunday, according to tracker Exhibitor Relations.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the sequel featuring Andrew Garfield, settled for second, taking in US$35.5 million for a total US$146.2 million in the two weeks since release.

In a distant third was The Other Woman, the romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz, which had ticket sales of US$9.6 million in its third week at movie theaters.

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