Box Office: ‘Spy’ Tops With $30 Million
Melissa McCarthy’s “Spy” brought in $30 million this weekend. Otherwise, summer ticket sales continue to disappoint.
That was on the lower end of projections for the Fox espionage satire, which wraps globe-trotting intrigue in cat sweaters, but it was enough to dislodge last week’s champ, “San Andreas,” from its first place perch.
Overall, a weekend that saw three box office newcomers failed to generate enough heat to lift ticket sales to year-ago numbers when “Fault in Our Stars” debuted to $48 million. That’s the third straight week of declines, but the streak will likely snap next weekend when “Jurassic World” is projected to roar to more than $100 million.
“Spy” cost $65 million to produce and rolled out across 3,711 locations. It reunites McCarthy and director Paul Feig, who have previously collaborated on “The Heat” and “Bridesmaids.”
After a five-year absence, the stars of the long-running HBO series “Entourage” reunited for a bigscreen bacchanal that was savaged by critics. “Entourage” will make $17.8 million over its first five days in theaters and $10.4 million for the weekend, less than the $20 million mark that Warner Bros. had hoped to crack. Checking in on the state of Vincent Chase’s career, liver and sex life set Warner Bros. back a modest $27 million in production spending.