Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham and Jude Law’s R-rated comedy “Spy” exceeded expectations at the box office with a surprising $30 million debut. McCarthy received some negative feedback in the past with critics saying that her flavor of comedy has run its course. Even though some folks dished out criticism, the comedy still earned a solid B+ CinemaScore from general moviegoers. Some argue that the bigger names co-starring in the film carried the comedy so far, however audiences enjoyed the movie. Internationally the movie also earned $25.6 million from 54 markets for a foreign total of $56.5 million.
Check out the trailer for ‘Spy’:
Here’s the official synopsis for Spy:
“Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s disaster movie “San Andreas” still rocked the box office in second place with an estimated $26.4 million in its second week. The “Insidious” horror franchise is still in demand with its latest offering, “Insidious Chapter 3”. The scary pic raked in approximately $23 million in third place, followed by the much-anticipated “Entourage” movie in fourth place with a disappointing $10.4 million on its debut weekend. The top five is rounded out by Tom Hardy’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” in its fourth weekend with an estimated $8 million.
Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:
- “Spy” – $30 million
- “San Andreas” – $26.4 million
- “Insidious Chapter 3” – $23 million
- “Entourage” – $10.4 million
- “Mad Max: Fury Road” – $8 million
- “Pitch Perfect 2” – $7.7 million
- “Tomorrowland” – $7 million
- “Avengers: Age of Ultron” – $6.2 million
- “Aloha” – $3.3 million
- “Poltergeist” – $2.8 million