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Weekend Box Office Report: June 5-7, 2015

06.07.2015

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.

Outside the chart, we saw FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, HOT PURSUIT and the animated HOME disappear. The new Beach Boys biopic LOVE & MERCY brought in $2.2 million on 438 screens.

Next weekend has only one major release as the dinosaurs return in JURASSIC WORLD. The drama ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL opens in limited release.

How much do you think JURASSIC WORLD will open with next weekend? VOTE HERE!

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Spy $30 M
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2. San Andreas $26.4 M $99.1 M
3. Insidious: Chapter 3 $23 M
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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

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12:18PM on 06/08/2015
Should have released Insidious 3 in September or October. It opened with $17 million less than Insidious 2 earned on it's opening weekend. It will still make a profit, but it will not even be half the profit they made off of Chapter 2.
Should have released Insidious 3 in September or October. It opened with $17 million less than Insidious 2 earned on it's opening weekend. It will still make a profit, but it will not even be half the profit they made off of Chapter 2.
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12:00AM on 06/08/2015
Spy was surprisingly funny, so I can't really complain there. I am still sad Mad Max isn't doing better. It still hasn't matched it's budget, and that's just sad. I have no idea what it is about that film that people don't want to see it, despite the fact that it is one of the best action films of the decade and has become one of the best reviewed films of the year.
Spy was surprisingly funny, so I can't really complain there. I am still sad Mad Max isn't doing better. It still hasn't matched it's budget, and that's just sad. I have no idea what it is about that film that people don't want to see it, despite the fact that it is one of the best action films of the decade and has become one of the best reviewed films of the year.
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9:23PM on 06/07/2015
I actually like McCarthy. Her brand of comedy, the crudeness, the raunchiness, it feels genuine. She's not afraid to go full retard. Her characters have reminded me how I felt when I watched Adam Sandler for the first time in Billy Madison. With all the boring female comedians out there who can only tell jokes about their sex lives and the guys they fuck, I feel like we're lucky to have her.
I actually like McCarthy. Her brand of comedy, the crudeness, the raunchiness, it feels genuine. She's not afraid to go full retard. Her characters have reminded me how I felt when I watched Adam Sandler for the first time in Billy Madison. With all the boring female comedians out there who can only tell jokes about their sex lives and the guys they fuck, I feel like we're lucky to have her.
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9:11PM on 06/07/2015
Pretty weak numbers for the summer so far. I don't really go to the theaters as much as I used to. There's about a handful of movies I'll see this year like Jurassic World. I am getting more picky nowadays.
Pretty weak numbers for the summer so far. I don't really go to the theaters as much as I used to. There's about a handful of movies I'll see this year like Jurassic World. I am getting more picky nowadays.
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7:55PM on 06/07/2015
What irritates me is that Pitch Perfect 2 is considered #3 in musicals. Rock of Ages was way more superior than that BS acapella crap. Fucking people these days want to watch crap.
What irritates me is that Pitch Perfect 2 is considered #3 in musicals. Rock of Ages was way more superior than that BS acapella crap. Fucking people these days want to watch crap.
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8:41PM on 06/07/2015
Rock Of Ages was a freaking train wreck. It was an embarrassingly bad episode of Glee. I mean wow.....who actually liked that piece of crap?
Rock Of Ages was a freaking train wreck. It was an embarrassingly bad episode of Glee. I mean wow.....who actually liked that piece of crap?
7:22PM on 06/07/2015
Avengers is starting to lose its grip while Mad Max is holding surprisingly well within top five.
Avengers is starting to lose its grip while Mad Max is holding surprisingly well within top five.
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9:09PM on 06/07/2015
Yet still has grossed $300 million more, what a dumb comparison.
Yet still has grossed $300 million more, what a dumb comparison.
11:04PM on 06/07/2015
This actually wasn't a comparison. But thanks for playing...
This actually wasn't a comparison. But thanks for playing...
11:41PM on 06/07/2015
I'm just saying Mad Max manages to hold its place better than Avengers, not comparing the total sum.
I'm just saying Mad Max manages to hold its place better than Avengers, not comparing the total sum.
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3:09PM on 06/07/2015
Glad Mad Max is holding well.
Glad Mad Max is holding well.
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2:58PM on 06/07/2015
Spy deserved it, very funny and surprising.
Spy deserved it, very funny and surprising.
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2:47PM on 06/07/2015
Honestly I was hoping it failed simply so that the Ghostbusters thing would just die a death.
Honestly I was hoping it failed simply so that the Ghostbusters thing would just die a death.
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5:24PM on 06/07/2015
Instead of sitting around wishing some movie will do bad, so that another movie, that nobody is asking you to watch, will not be made. Why don't you learn proper English.
Instead of sitting around wishing some movie will do bad, so that another movie, that nobody is asking you to watch, will not be made. Why don't you learn proper English.
5:52PM on 06/07/2015
This from the guy who has two commas where they're not needed, a period where a comma actually is needed, and another period where a question mark is needed. Maybe you could brush up on proper English punctuation instead of nitpicking others.
This from the guy who has two commas where they're not needed, a period where a comma actually is needed, and another period where a question mark is needed. Maybe you could brush up on proper English punctuation instead of nitpicking others.
11:03PM on 06/07/2015
This whole thread made me lulz. Thanks all...
This whole thread made me lulz. Thanks all...
2:16AM on 06/08/2015
I quite like the idea that I've just "sat around" hoping a movie will do badly. I couldn't possibly have had this thought in passing whilst at work, or traveling somewhere, or on my tablet at an event or something. Nope. I've just "sat around" making up movie based wishes.
I quite like the idea that I've just "sat around" hoping a movie will do badly. I couldn't possibly have had this thought in passing whilst at work, or traveling somewhere, or on my tablet at an event or something. Nope. I've just "sat around" making up movie based wishes.
2:42PM on 06/07/2015

Spy was hilarious

I was skeptical but movie was frigging hilarious.
I was skeptical but movie was frigging hilarious.
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2:41PM on 06/07/2015
Insidious Chapter Three was very satisfying and a worthy entry in the franchise. Excited to see where they take it next (if they choose to) with the ending they left it open with.
Insidious Chapter Three was very satisfying and a worthy entry in the franchise. Excited to see where they take it next (if they choose to) with the ending they left it open with.
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2:12PM on 06/07/2015
Spy was hilarious. If you didn't like it you're sexist and misogynistic well as weightphobic. SJW's unite!!!!
Spy was hilarious. If you didn't like it you're sexist and misogynistic well as weightphobic. SJW's unite!!!!
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