Spy has a soft start but still snags the top spot at the box office

The early box office estimates are out, and it wasn’t quite the home run for this week’s first place film. Here’s what went down:

Spy_throwAs predicted, Spy topped the box office this weekend, but it only brought in an estimated $32 million. Not a horrible number, to be sure, but not really blockbuster bucks, especially in the high visibility and ultra competitive summer season. Reviews have been exceptional, though, and the film could have legs over the next few weeks, though Spy is sure to lose the top spot next weekend when Jurassic World hits. 

As for the rest of the top five, San Andreas dropped to second place with $25 million, raising its two week total in North American to $97 million. Debuting in third was Insidious: Chapter 3 with $23 million, way off from the second film’s $40 million opening. In fourth place was Entourage: The Movie with $10.9 million, raising its five-day total to $18 million, a far from impressive amount. Some shows should just stay shows, it seems. Finally, Pitch Perfect 2 closed things out in fifth with $8.4 million (though it is neck and neck with Mad Max: Fury Road, so they could switch spots come Monday).

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Spy – $47 million
2) San Andreas – $25 million
3) Insidious: Chapter 3 – $23 million
4) Entourage: The Movie – $15 million
5) Mad Max: Fury Road – $9.5 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Spy – $32 million
2) San Andreas – $25 million
3) Insidious: Chapter 3 – $23 million
4) Entourage: The Movie – $10.9 million
5) Pitch Perfect 2 – $8.4 million

Next weekend sees the release of Jurassic World. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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