Box office: 'Spy' laughs past rival comedy 'Entourage,' horror film 'Insidious 3'
Insidious: Chapter 3 may have narrowly topped the Friday box office, but Paul Feig's James Bond spoof Spy will have no trouble winning the weekend ahead of the horror threequel and rival R-rated comedy Entourage.
Spy grossed $10.3 million Friday from 3,711 theaters for a projected $32 million weekend. The ensemble title, starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne and Jude Law, looks like another win for Feig and McCarthy. From 20th Century Fox, the $65 million comedy has been embraced by critics, while earning a B+ CinemaScore from audiences.
Holdover San Andreas, the earthquake disaster film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, continues to be a force of nature in its second outing. The movie is tipped to gross $25 million or more for the weekend, putting it at No. 2. Through Sunday, San Andreas will have earned nearly $100 million domestically for Warner Bros. and New Line.
Insidious 3 should follow closely behind at No. 3 with $23 million-$24 million after winning Friday with $10.4 million from 3,002 theaters.
From Blumhouse Productions and Focus Features' Gramercy Pictures label, the $10 million threequel marks the directorial debut of Insidious screenwriter Leigh Whannell and stars Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Whannell and Lin Shaye. Insidious 3, rated PG-13, likewise earned a B+ CinemaScore.
Entourage is looking at a fourth-place finish. Looking to get some distance from Spy, the fan-driven title opened everywhere Wednesday and is now projected to post a five-day debut of $18 million (it had hoped to clear $20 million).
The movie adaptation of the HBO show reunites creator Doug Ellin with Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jeremy Piven, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon and opens edy, which picks up the story just a few months after the events at the end of the HBO show. Entourage cost under $30 million to make, and is doing best in Los Angeles and New York.