Box Office Wrap Up 6/5/15 – 6/7/15
“Spy” Shoots Down The Competition
The Rock continues to be a force of nature as San Andreas earns a respectable $26.4 million at the Box Office in it’s second weekend. However, Melissa McCarthy came out of the weekend the big winner, body-slamming San Andreas to the tune of $30 million.
Spy, a James Bond Spoof, received rave reviews from critics and fans alike,but still ended up on the low side of its projected opening. Costing only 65 million, and facing no R rated comedies to compete against until Ted 2, Fox is banking on a very strong run.
Insidious: Chapter 3 rode it’s strong Friday debut for a weekend cume of $23 million. Sure, Chapter 3 may not have reached the $40.3 million opening of the second movie, it’s still well above the original film’s $13.3 million debut…and only cost a mere $10 million to make. Stay tuned for chapter 4!
Entourage, the film based on the popular HBO series, took fourth place with $10.4 million for the weekend. Despite a promising Wednesday opening, the cumulative five-day total was a paltry $17.8 million. Entourage was savaged by critics, earning a 30% on the Tomatometer, but fans of the show gave it an A- on Cinemascore, proving the fan-base still loves Vinnie Chase and the boys from Queens. Perhaps too much time has passed since the series ended (2011) to energize a new crowd to come see the film.
Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, passed the $300 million mark worldwide, with another $7.9 million added domestically to take fifth place with $130.8 million grossed in North America so far.
Pitch Perfect 2 earned another $7.7 million on its third weekend raising its total to $161 million, placing it as the third-biggest domestic musical behind Chicago ($170 million) and Grease ($188 million).
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron topples Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II as the fith largest global gross with 1.3 billion worldwide. Domestically AOU added another $6.2 million for the 8th spot behind the Disney bomb Tomorrowland.
Aloha, starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin and Bill Murray, took a major drop in its second weekend, to ninth place with $3.3 million and a total of $16.3 million. Perhaps the biggest bomb of the summer? My magic 8 ball says “very likely”.
Box Office Totals
1 Spy 30m 2 San Andreas 24.4m 3 Insidious: Chap 3 23.0m 4 Entourage 10.4m 5 Mad Max 8.0m 6 Pitch Perfect 2 7.7m 7 Tomorrowland 7.0m 8 Avengers: Ultron 6.2m 9 Aloha 3.3m 10 Poltergeist 2.8m