As Neighbors prepares to move in with a bang this weekend, we're taking a look at this summer's packed comedy line-up. Recent years have given movie fans a steady output of breakouts in the genre (especially the R-rated breed), and the next few months shouldn't break from that trend.
Notable points include the emerging legacy of "the Judd Apatow crew", which will be ever-present this summer as Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Jason Segel each headline their latest works. Also, Universal looks to continue its strong start to 2014, while Sony has three potential winners lined up for the heart of summer.
Neighbors (Universal)May 9
Seth Rogen and Zac Efron headline this hit-in-waiting about new parents battling the fraternity next door, and the combination of the two leading men should serve to attract both men and women. Fandango pre-sales suggest an opening near $40 million, possibly more, could be in store. Opening weekend demand will lean more toward Rogen's established fan base, but the film's reportedly strong balance of gags and heart indicates Neighbors will play well in the weeks ahead. As the first widely appealing comedy to open since winter, the stars are aligning for Neighbors in a way that proved advantageous for summer releases like Knocked Up, The Hangover, Bridesmaids, and Ted... (more)
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Edited by ShawnMR, 08 May 2014 - 12:09 PM.