Weekend Box Office
Spy is another standout comedy debut for Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy, and managed to top the competition in its first week in theaters (it’s also quite good). The spy parody/homage brought in an audience to help round out $29,085,719 on its opening weekend, and McCarthy proved she’s got the chops to make a lasting impact in the comedy world.
San Andreas saw a 52.7% drop this week, with an increase of 35 theaters, bringing in another $25,839,225, tallying up to a total domestic gross of $98,465,000. I haven’t seen it yet, but Dwayne ‘The Rock” Johnson is in it, so I’ll probably watch it this week to see high quality muscles pop from the screen.
Insidious Chapter 3 opened at a net gross of $22,692,741, marking the second biggest premiere weekend for the franchise. With numbers like these, expect a Chapter 4 at some point in the near future (I bet 2 years).
Entourage failed to bring in the expected frat boy crowd, opening to a measly $10,283,250 for the bro-tourage. I’m paraphrasing, but in the words of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, “There is no Entourage 2!”
Mad Max: Fury Road continues it’s winning streak by staying in the top 5 and adding another $7,831,453 (a 44.9% drop from the previous week) to the now domestic total of $130,665,718.
Just out of the top 5: Pitch Perfect 2 barely misses the cut with a drop of 48.9% to hit $7,573,350. Tomorrowland drops 49.7% to $7,200,103 to a domestic total of $76,414,081. Avengers: Age of Ultron drops 44.4% to $6,339,663, bringing its domestic total to $438,153,559, with the chances of hitting $450 million becoming ever more slightly out of reach.
San Andreas aftershocks rock the global box office, with a lead of 53% after the debut from last week, making the disaster flick $51 million over the course of six days, with the Chinese box office helping to turn “The Rock” into “The Boulder” in global box office circles.
Spy has been playing overseas for a few weeks now, but has had no problem, nearly matching the domestic launch with another $25.4 million for the McCarthy comedy vehicle.
Insidious: Chapter 3 was able to bring in $14.3 million, adding another feather to the cap of Blumhouse Productions.
San Andreas had to pick up the slack from Entourage which only opened to $3.1 million internationally.
Finally, Mad Max: Fury Road had a final report of $11.1 million, adding to a total, lustrous $177 million in the foreign box office, claiming 57.5% of its entire box office.
Last time I did this, I only got one right. Until Anton returns, I’ll try to upstage myself every week (we switched Box Office Roundup and Weekly News Roundup positions for the time being.).
- Jurassic World
- San Andreas
- Mad Max: Fury Road
- Pitch Perfect 2