Spy Tops Weekend Box-Office

The Melissa McCarthy-led comedy “Spy” scored a $30 million debut, toping a fairly quiet weekend at the box-office in the calm before “Jurassic World” roars into cinemas next week.

That figure is said to be on the lower end of 20th Century Fox’s projections for the espionage satire, despite the movie scoring quite high with critics with 95% (7.3/10) on Rotten Tomatoes and 75/100 on Metacritic. However, director Paul Feig’s films often have great staying power so expect it to be around for a while.

The film pushed last week’s “San Andreas” off the top spot down to second with $26.4 million, a fairly average drop of 51%.

Coming in third was “Insidious Chapter 3” which opened to $23 million, decidedly down on the first sequel’s $40 million debut but still ahead of the $13 million opening of the first. Costing just $10 million to produce though, it’s already in the black.

The “Entourage” film disappointed. Opening on Wednesday, the continuation of the HBO series made $17.8 million over its first five days and $10.4 million for the weekend – the studio had hoped for at least $20 million by Sunday.

The movie was surprisingly front loaded – taking in $5.4 million on Wednesday before dropping to $2-3 million days for the rest of its run so far. Costing just $27 million to produce, it will still likely prove profitable for Warners – especially once it hits VOD/Disc.

In limited release, “Testament of Youth” had the best per screen average with $13,250, while “Love & Mercy opened on a few hundred screens and scored a decent $2.2 million.

Source: Variety