Weekly Box Office Round-Up: Spy Sneaks Up to the Top of the Box Office
This weekend, Spy, Entourage and Insidious: Chapter 3 opened in theaters. Let's take a look at this past weekend's box office.
#1 Spy- $30,000,000
On its opening weekend, Spy came in first place. The Melissa McCarthy comedy did really well at the box office, surprising a lot of people, including myself. I really wanted to go see this movie but I unfortunately couldn't. But I didn't really expect it to make a lot of money, let alone come out in first place. So I'm very happy for Spy's success. I don't know how it will fare over the next few weeks as bigger releases come out, but I bet it will hold its own for at least a little while longer.
#2 San Andreas- $26,440,000
In its second week, San Andreas came in second place. The film has done pretty well for itself at the box office so far, having made almost $100 million domestically so far. This is definitely a movie to watch in theaters, as its biggest attraction is its mass destruction of Los Angeles. It is also just a fun way to kill some time and enjoy an action spectacle. I think its gross will wane a bit as the weeks go on, but I'm sure San Andreas will continue to do well at the box office over the next couple weeks. You can read our review of the film here.
#3 Insidious: Chapter 3- $23,000,000
On its opening weekend, Insidious: Chapter 3 came in third place. Our other writer, Rob, was supposed to see and review this film this weekend, but couldn't because he was sick. So maybe we'll put up a review in the next week or so. But, for a horror film, it did decent numbers. I think people were expecting it to maybe be a little bit higher, because of the brand name, but the good thing for horror movies is that they are made for low budgets and therefore don't need to make $200 million dollars to make a profit. I do think that Insidious will drop off the top 5 in the next couple weeks to make way for the bigger releases. But we'll have to wait and see.
#4 Entourage- $10,420,000
On its opening weekend, Entourage came in fourth place. These numbers are surely disappointing for the studio. They were hoping that the nostalgia of bringing back a popular TV show would attract a large audience (and bring in a lot of money), but I guess it didn't really work in their favor. $10 million opening weekend is not a very good sign for the movie's future. I bet it will either be number five or drop off the top 5 list by next week. It just doesn't seem like many people were interested in seeing this movie.
#5 Mad Max: Fury Road- $7,970,000
In its fourth week, Mad Max: Fury Road came in fifth place. A lot of people were initially disappointed with its opening weekend numbers, but it has since gone on to do very well for itself. Domestically it has made over $130 million, with a worldwide total of over $300 million on a $150 million dollar budget. If it hasn't already broken even it will very soon. I think this pretty much cements the possibility of seeing a sequel, and maybe even a Furiosa spin-off, as have been previously rumored. You can read our review of the film here, as well as our interview with Andrew Germishuys, who worked as an armorer on the set, here.
To re-cap, #1 was Spy, #2 was San Andreas, #3 was Insidious: Chapter 3, #4 was Entourage and #5 was Mad Max: Fury Road.
Next weekend, Jurassic World opens in theaters. I think it will take top spot, with Spy in second and San Andreas in third.
What do you think of this weekend's box office? What will be number one next weekend? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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