Universal has changed the release date for its Seth Rogen-Zac Efron Neighbors 2, moving the sequel from its original May 13 release date to May 20, 2016. That’s the weekend just before Memorial Day weekend, which falls during the span of May 27-30. Originally, Neighbors 2 was going up against Paramount’s reboot of Friday the 13th. Now Neighbors 2 will be vying for adults twentysomethings in a frame that includes Sony Animation’s The Angry Birds and Warner Bros. Shane Black thriller The Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling.
Also back for the sequel is Rose Byrne and director Nicholas Stoller and series producers Evan Goldberg, James Weaver and Rogen who are producing under their Point Grey Pictures Banner. As previously announced, Chloë Grace Moretz is joining the cast. Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien serve as EPs alongside Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake. Neighbors 2 is being written by Rogen, Stoller, Goldberg, Cohen and O’Brien.
Neighbors was a big comedy for Uni last summer, bowing to $49M and making 3x its opening for a final domestic of $150.2M. It also fared well abroad making another $118M, excellent for a comedy in regards to its stateside B.O. Per Deadline’s tentpole analysis in March, Neighbors made $136M profit for Uni after $170M expenses.