Spy got the reception it deserved in theaters, snagging the top spot at the box office over its opening weekend. The R-rated comedy’s one of the funniest films of the year (and the best Melissa McCarthy movie to date) and the majority of moviegoers agreed with the critics that it was the must-see film among the new releases. Also performing well was Insidious Chapter 3, the prequel to the first two Insidious films. The low budget production earned its budget back over its first three days in release and was even the top film at the domestic box office on Friday, June 5, 2015. Spy was close behind at the point and ultimately pulled ahead, earning the #1 spot on the chart with a $30+ million opening.
The weekend’s other new wide release was Entourage, based on the HBO series that ran for eight seasons and starred Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, and Jerry Ferrara. Warner Bros gave Entourage a head start on the weekend with an early release on Wednesday, June 3rd, and fans turned out in decent numbers on the movie’s first day in theaters. However, the pace of ticket sales dramatically slowed after day one and Entourage could only capture a fourth place finish coming in short of box office predictions and not making a good case for another Entourage film. With a poor showing at the box office and harsh reviews from critics, it’s time to say good-bye for good to Vince, Turtle, E, and Drama.
June 5 – 7, 2015 Box Office Top 10
1. Spy – $30,000,000
2. San Andreas – $26,440,000
3. Insidious Chapter 3 – $23,000,000
4. Entourage – $10,420,000 ($17,805,000 since June 3)
5. Mad Max: Fury Road – $7,970,000
6. Pitch Perfect 2 – $7,700,000
7. Tomorrowland – $7,022,000
8. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $6,201,000
9. Aloha – $3,300,000
10. Poltergeist – $2,850,000
-By Rebecca Murray
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