Only a handful of major-releases debuted this week but moviegoers still had a wide-assortment of genres to choose from. Leading the pack at the domestic box-office this weekend was the comedy “Spy” from 20th Century Fox with $30M in domestic sales, while horror-films and comedies padded the bottom.
“Spy” features popular comedic-actor Melissa McCarthy as a lowly CIA analyst that volunteers to go undercover as field agent to take down a deadly arms dealer. The film was the latest feature from writer-director Paul Feig, the film also stars Rose Byrne and Jude Law.
In second place with $26.4M in domestic sales was “San Andreas” from Warner Bros. Pictures. The film has now earned just over $99M across the country, a wonderful spot to sit for a film having only released a week ago.
Horror fans were offered a prequel this weekend with “Insidious Chapter 3,” the latest installment to the popular franchise from Focus Features. While still off to a terrific start with $23M in ticket-saled domestically, the film only managed to hit third-place overall.
All of the boys were back in L.A. to celebrate the premiere of “Entourage” this weekend, another film from Warner Bros. Pictures. Although the film seemed to be a highly-anticipated summer release, the film only managed to bring in $10.4M this weekend. The film sits at number four on this week’s box-office charts.
Rounding out the top-five this weekend in domestic ticket-sales was “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which marks the third film in the top-five from Warner Bros. stuio. The high-octane blockbuster earned an additional $7.9M across the country over the weekend, raising the film’s running total to over $300M across the globe.
Not making the top-five but worth mentioning are “Love & Mercy” from Roadside Attractions and “Dil Dhadakne Do” from Eros Entertainment, both films debuted this weekend as limited releases. “Love & Mercy” brought in $2.2M across 483 locations, while “Dil Dhadakne Do” brought in $1.3M across 238 locations.