In second place was The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which took a 59% drop to $37.2 million for the weekend. That's a steep drop for the film, albeit an unsurprising one. Support is extremely low for the film and Neighbors likely took a huge chunk of Spidey's audience. The film has now grossed $147.9 million in the US. That's a relatively lackluster total (through ten days, The Amazing Spider-Man had already broken the $200 million mark), but the worldwide total of $550.9 million is pretty solid. However, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will take an even steeper drop next weekend upon the release of Warner Bros.' Godzilla. Expect TASM2 to finish with around $210 million.
The Other Woman finished in third place this weekend and has managed to keep a decent amount of its audience. The film took in $9.2 million this weekend, which is only a 36% drop from last weekend. The female-driven comedy has now grossed $61.7 million. A final total around $75 million seems plausible at this point. In fourth place was TriStar's Heaven is for Real, which grossed $7 million for the weekend. The low-budget hit has now taken in $75.2 million, which is quite impressive.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier finished in fifth place this weekend with $5.6 million. The Winter Soldier has now made $244.9 million and will likely finish with around $260 million. Also, The Winter Soldier should pass $700 million worldwide in the near future. Rio 2 finished in sixth place this weekend and brought in another $5.1 million. The animated hit has now grossed $113.1 million and will ultimately finish with less than its predecessor.
Seventh place belonged to Mom's Night Out, a low-budget release from TriStar. The film took in $4.2 million, which isn't terrible considering the film's $5 million budget. The film only played in 1,044 theaters this weekend, so expect Mom's Night Out to expand just a little bit more in the future. Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return finished in eighth place with $3.7 million. The awful-looking kids film received a stellar "A" Cinemascore, but reportedly cost $70 million to make. Obviously that money didn't make it to the screen.
Divergent has continued to hang around as it finished in ninth place this weekend with $1.7 million. The film has now grossed $145 million. And finally, Brick Mansions rounded out the top ten with $1.4 million, which raises the film's total to $18.3 million.
On a few side notes, The Grand Budapest Hotel became Wes Anderson's highest grossing film this weekend, taking in $1.4 million to raise its total to $53.7 million and pass The Royal Tenenbaums. Also, Chef opened in six theaters and made $204,000. The film, directed by Jon Favreau, will expand in the coming weeks.
Next weekend sees the release of Godzilla and Million Dollar Arm. Here are my predictions:
1. Godzilla- $86.7 million
2. Neighbors- $31.3 million
3. Million Dollar Arm- $19.6 million
4. The Amazing Spider-Man 2- $16.5 million
5. The Other Woman- $5.1 million
6. Heaven is for Real- $4.9 million
7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- $3.9 million
8. Mom's Night Out- $3.5 million
9. Rio 2- $3.4 million
10. Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return- $2.6 million