Weekend Box Office Report: June 5-7, 2015
Spy slides into first!
Audiences went looking for laughs and espionage this weekend, putting SPY in the #1 slot at the box office with an estimated $30 million!
Star Melissa McCarthy's action-comedy (also featuring Rose Byrne, Jason Statham and Jude Law) started better than last summer's TAMMY ($21.5 million) but below 2013's THE HEAT, which opened to $39.1 million before going on to a $160 million domestic total. SPY cost a reported $65 million and has also collected an additional $56.6 from overseas.
The R-rated twist on the spy genre reunited McCarthy with her BRIDESMAIDS and THE HEAT director Paul Feig, who will also be working with the actress on the upcoming GHOSTBUSTERS reboot/spinoff/whatever. Critics saluted McCarthy's secret agent heroics (95% on Rotten Tomatoes), and crowds gave the movie a 'B+' CinemaScore.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's disaster movie SAN ANDREAS was shaken to second place with $26.4 million, a 52% drop from its opening last weekend. The earthquake flick is rapidly shifting toward a $100 million domestic total after 10 days.
Opening in third place was the new supernatural spooker INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3 with $23 million. The directing debut of James Wan collaborator Leigh Whannell came in below CHAPTER 2's $40 million opening in 2013, but the PG-13 prequel only cost $10 million. Critics weren't completely startled (59% on Rotten Tomatoes) while moviegoers gave it a 'B+' CinemaScore.
In fourth place was the new feature continuation of HBO's Hollywood bros show ENTOURAGE with $10.4 million (and $17.4 million since its Wednesday opening). The R-rated update on Vincent Chase's fictitious film career came with a $30 million price tag and didn't impress critics (30% on Rotten Tomatoes), but audiences gave it an 'A-' CinemaScore.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD was still motoring in fifth with $7.9 million as the Tom Hardy/Charlize Theron post-apocalyptic partnership coasted past $300 million worldwide. PITCH PERFECT 2 dropped from second to sixth with $7.7 million, but its $160.9 million domestic total now makes it the third biggest musical behind CHICAGO and 1978's GREASE.
Disney's expensive sci-fi adventure TOMORROWLAND came in seventh with $7 million as it has reached a global total of $170 million. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON was in eighth with $6.2 million as Marvel's superheroes nudged aside HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART II to become history's fifth highest-grossing worldwide release with $1.34 billion.
Bradley Cooper's theoretical star power didn't shine much light on Cameron Crowe's ALOHA, which dropped to ninth with $3.3 million -- a 65% loss from last week's opening. The remake of the 1982 frightener POLTERGEIST closed out the list with $2.8 million.
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|#||MOVIE TITLE||WKND $||TOTAL $|
|2.||San Andreas||$26.4 M||$99.1 M|
|3.||Insidious: Chapter 3||$23 M|
|4.||Entourage||$10.4 M||$17.8 M|
|5.||Mad Max: Fury Road||$7.9 M||$130.8 M|
|6.||Pitch Perfect 2||$7.7 M||$160.9 M|
|7.||Tomorrowland||$7 M||$76.2 M|
|8.||Avengers: Age of Ultron||$6.2 M||$438 M|
|9.||Aloha||$3.3 M||$16.3 M|
|10.||Poltergeist||$2.8 M||$44.4 M|
|Source:||Box Office Mojo|