“Seth just took his shirt off and just started standing next to us. Literally, I think [director Nicholas Stoller] was like, ‘Try to get people into the store.’ So customers would come by — real, legit customers — and we would just try to usher them in. And nobody would come in. It’s so sad. Pretty much the whole scene was improv, but I was kind of embarrassed I couldn't get anybody in the store.” – Zac Efron, MTV News
The scene was filmed in the spring of 2013 – as more so evident by the #ABERCROMBIEHOT Spring-Summer 2013 framed photo behind them – at A&F Universal Citywalk located in Universal City, California, in the Greater LA Area.
Neighbors' rank currently stands at a decent 74% "certified fresh" with popular film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, and it holds a "generally favorable reviews" stamp with Metacritic. The film is rated "R" for pervasive language, strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use throughout. The film took in US$51+ million on its North American opening weekend coming in at #1 after surprisingly beating The Amazing Spider-Man 2 which dropped 61% on its second weekend, from its first, at the box office.