An original comedy, a horror prequel and a hit TV show turned movie, what came out on top this weekend?
Here are the Top 5 Movies at the US Box Office this past weekend:
1) SPY - $30 Million
Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig's SPY turned out to be a much better film than a lot of us anticipated and did pretty decently at the Box Office for its opening weekend. Feig's third comedy with Melissa McCarthy fell in between his previous two collaborations in terms of opening weekend numbers. Bridesmaids opened with $26 Million and The Heat opened at $39 Million. I was hoping Spy would do a bit better than this as I found the film to be incredibly funny and if you didn't head out to see it this weekend, make sure you do sometime soon because it's definitely worth your time and money. The film has a very impressive 95% Critic Rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
2) SAN ANDREAS - $26.4 Million
Dwayne Johnson's disaster film San Andreas only had a 52% drop in its second weekend, going from an impressive $54.4 Million to a modest $26.4 Million. The film didn't do tremendously with critics but has already made $158 Million worldwide.
3)INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 - $22.6 Million
The third film in the popular Insidious franchise is a prequel and opened decently considering it's competition. The first film opened to $13.2 Million which is great considering its $1.5 Million budget. The second film opened at an astounding $40.2 Million on a $5 Million budget. I'm assuming the budget for the third film is similar to the second films so the studio must be happy with these numbers. The film did moderately well with critics gaining a fresh 61% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
4)ENTOURAGE - $10.4 Million
The hit HBO show Entourage came back four years later with a feature film and...it didn't impress. The film scored a rotten 30% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes and only a $10.4 Million opening weekend. I'd say chances are high we won't see a sequel. I've just got into the show and I'm about halfway through, so I am really looking forward to when the film releases in the UK next week, I have heard that if you're a fan of the show, you'll enjoy the film.
5)MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - $7.9 Million
Max is here to stay, with $7.9 Million in it's fourth weekend bringing its worldwide gross to $307 Million on a $150 Million budget, I'd expect an announcement of a sequel in the next couple of months, the studio must be very happy with this film, also taking into account it's incredible 98% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Any surprises? What do you think will be the TOP 5 at the Box Office next weekend? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @JamesPorter97