It was a close race at the start with “Insidious Chapter 3” taking an early lead and winning the box office race on Friday.
But by the time the German women’s soccer team was destroying the Ivory Coast 10-0 on Sunday, Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig’s comedy “Spy” came out on top,
Melissa McCarthy, and a strong supporting cast, led action/comedy “Spy” to a very solid $30 million win this weekend. That’s a bit below what many people were expecting, but this is still McCarthy’s third biggest debut in a lead role, and for once critics loved her work. The biggest problem “Spy” will face in the next few weeks is heavy competition from “Jurassic World” and “Terminator: Genisys.”
After “Insidious Chapter 3” finished strong on Friday, it eventually slipped to third place with an estimated weekend total of $23 million. But the film opened well internationally. “Insidious Chapter 3” made $14.3 million in 42 territories including Russia, Malaysia and the Philipines. And It has yet to open in other large territories including Mexico, Germany, France, and South Korea.
Then there was the bomb of the week, “Entourage.” The movie was buried under negative reviews, and an audience who wondered if you had to see the original HBO show before seeing the movie., “Entourage” sputtered to a very weak $10.5 million from 3,100 screens and finished in a disappointing fourth place. Added to its Wednesday and Thursday haul, the film has grossed only $17.8 million domestically for the 5-day period.
The movie does have a decent “A-” on CinemaScore, and a tiny budget. So maybe “Entourage” makes a profit from international markets.