Zac Efron's 'Neighbors' Crushed The Weekend Box Office, But This Statistic Will Surprise You
In not-so-surprising news, Zac Efron's college comedy Neighbors came in first at the box office, bringing in $51 million opening weekend. That could buy a lot of red cups. The buddy comedy knocked The Amazing Spider-Man 2 out of the number one spot, and was the fourth best opening ever for an R-rated flick, including overseas sales.
And while numbers like these were expected (albeit high), one thing about the weekend debut was more shocking: 53% of the audiences who saw Neighbors over the weekend were female. Huh? A movie about two dudes battling it out with bathroom humor and Robert De Niro jokes was seen most by women? Either all those Zac Efron's abs are a more powerful marketing tool than we ever imagined, or Universal did an excellent job targeting a section of the movie-watching audience they knew the film might not attract. Either way, women (myself included) shelled out to see the NSFW film on the big screen.
IMDB summarizes the film as: "A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house."
All hail the power of Efron's six most powerful weapons: