Box office report: Spy wins the weekend with $30 million
Insidious Chapter 3 may have won the box office race on Friday, but by Sunday, Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig’s comedy Spy came out on top, debuting to an estimated weekend total of $30 million.
While many were predicting Spy to end the weekend with closer to $35 million, it’s still a win for McCarthy: After Identity Thief and The Heat, this is her third biggest debut in a lead role. (Of note, however, is that the critically adored Spy — which had a 95 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes — open to less than Identity Thief, which was skewered by critics.)
Meanwhile, The Rock is still on a roll: San Andreas dropped to second place after its massive debut last weekend, but it still brought in an estimated $26.4 million. That puts Dwayne Johnson’s disaster movie just shy of a domestic total of $100 million after only 10 days in theaters.
After Insidious Chapter 3‘s strong Friday debut, it slipped to third place with an estimated weekend total of $23 million. That kind of front-loaded first day is pretty typical for a horror movie, and while the latest Insidious installment didn’t reach the $40.3 million opening of the second chapter, it’s still well above the original film’s $13.3 million debut.
As far as Entourage goes, things cooled off after its better-than-expected Wednesday opening, and the boys brought in $17.8 million over the five-day period and only $10.4 million Friday through Sunday.
Finally, Mad Max: Fury Road rounded out the top five in its fourth weekend with $7.97 million. Not only did it finally beat Pitch Perfect 2 in the weekend box office race (the Barden Bellas only made $7.7 million this weekend), but Max just hit the $300 million mark globally.
Outside of the top five, Cameron Crowe’s controversial Aloha tumbled 66 percent, only bringing in $3.3 million in its second weekend. But in more exciting news, Avengers: Age of Ultron made another $6.2 million in its seventh weekend, bringing its worldwide total $1.348 billion and officially knocking out Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 to become the fifth-highest grossing film of all time.
While there have been some solid openings over the past few weeks, Age of Ultron is still the only movie this summer to debut to more than $100 million. But next week, Jurassic World may become the second summer blockbuster to hit nine digits, as early predictions have it bringing in $100 million or more.
Here are this weekend’s top five at the box office:
1. Spy — $30 million
2. San Andreas — $26.4 million
4. Entourage — $10.4 million
5. Mad Max: Fury Road — $8 million