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'Spy' Rolls Past the Competition at the Weekend Box Office

June 8, 2015

LOS ANGELES - The James Bond spoof starring Melissa McCarthy "Spy" rolled past the competition at the weekend box office with a solid $29.08 million, besting last week's top movie, Warner Bros. disaster film, "San Andreas."

 

The Paul Feig-directed comedy stomped over the competition with a solid showing thanks to a high-powered cast that included Jason Statham, Jude Law and Rose Byrne. "San Andreas," came in second with a strong $25.84 million for the weekend, for a total of $98.46 million over two weeks.

 

Focus Pictures' newest intallment of its horror series, "Insidious: Chapter 3," came in third with solid $22.69 million on its opening weekend. More surprising is that the film took in $10.4 million on its first day or twice that of for "Chapter 2."

 

Warner Bros. "Entourage," the movie based on the popular HBO series of a TV star and his pals, was fourth by pulling in a disappointing $10.28 million on its opening weekend. HBO had hoped the movie would pull in similar opening numbers to "Sex and the City," another movie based on the network's hit show of the same name which opened to $58 million. The movie, which opened Wednesday, has tallied $17.67 million over five days.

 

The rest stacked up this way:

 

5. "Mad Max: Fury Road" (Warner Bros.) $7.83 million for a total of $130.66 million.

6. "Pitch Perfect 2" (Universal) $7.57 million, $160.85 million.

7. "Tomorrowland" (Disney) $7.20 million, $76.41 million

8. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (Disney) $6.34 million, $438.15 million

9. "Aloha" (Sony) $3.24 million, $16.28 million

10. "Poltergeist (2015)" $2.70 million, $44.31 million

 

 

 

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